It is hard not to become angered at myself for not having had asked more questions when I was ready to receive the Essure procedure in March 2011. All I know is at that time we had our thrid child and we planned on no more so we could focus on the ones we already had!! I felt accomplished and responsible; we could enjoy our married life and not worry about an accidental pregnancy. With the help of my OBGYN I accepted the essure procedure… I was told my periods would become lighter and less frequent.
I started having symptoms weeks following the procedure, the doctor said it would take a few months for my body to adjust to the procedure. After a year of waiting to ‘adjust’, I could not help but complain to my husband that sex was still uncomfortable and I was constantly spotting and how this was just awful!! My abdomen just hurts for no reason. Sometimes I feel like I have rocks that weigh my abdomen down and I feel tired of carrying this weight time after time. I can’t seem to empty out my bladder and often have to urinate. In 2013, I visited with my doctor and shared my concerns. It’s embarrassing to have to tell your doctor that sex just isn’t the same after three babies and age 30. I just thought it was me!! After an ultrasound/x-ray, the doctor found no reason as to why I would have such complaints. No cysts in my ovaries, my pelvis was normal. So why all the pain? We said if the issues continued to return in six months.
It is now 2015, I am waiting for my health insurance to take effect at my new job. My pain is draining; I have extreme tension when I think of being intimate with my lovely husband because I already have memory of the pain and how it will hurt even more so. I have lower back issues and now the pain is radiating into my right leg and it also cramps uncontrollably. I am a healthy being, I eat clean, exercise, I really take care of my body… But there is just this thing I cannot explain this pain and discomfort that is sticky… my abdomen is constantly fighting me and I just want it to stop.