In 2009 I was faced with a second surgery to rebuild levels C3-C7. I had been experiencing severe bleeding during my cycle and my obgyn suggested an Endometrial ablation followed by the Essure procedure. With both my grandmothers having children in their 40’s I did not want to have such a surprise at this point in my life. With all that I had been through with my neck and embarrassing periods I was looking forward to my new lease on life turning just 40 years old. At first all seemed to go as planned. My periods lightened significantly. However pain and headaches started in immediately. I went to see my Dr. and because of my other back issues these conditions were conveniently tied to my neck. Even though certain pain and headaches were only present during intercourse. This had never happened before until essure. I have been on pain medication from the time I have had the procedure. The pain at times is debilitating and my Doctor would inject steroids into my middle back. The cramps and pain have significantly increased in the last year. I have had a CT scan and colonoscopy along with several ultrasounds. The tests did discover a Cyst on my ovary. My obgyn insists that it is not the cause of my pain especially due to its size. The colonoscopy ruled out any other issues with my colon. The pain travels down my legs it is hard to stand and walk some mornings until I get moving. My ovaries feel like they are being torn at and pulled on when I stand. My Doctor makes no mention that it could be at all tied to my essure procedure. I am very disappointed that I ever chose this as an option. I was not warned that this could have long term consequences. The outpatient option with hardly any down time was so attractive at the time. I am a very active person in my work and with am involved in many Civic organizations and several of those I am on the board. I struggle to keep going with work, family, and several boards that I sit on. The only reality I face is a life of pain and medication or an additional surgery if someone would be able to remove them. Even if they are removed will it mean a histerectomy with ongoing estrogen replacement therapy? That is not what I signed up for.