My story is for my daughter Ashley…she had the Essure implant performed in Aug. 2015 aftering having two beautiful daughters now 8 & 2 yrs old.
Having lost her first daughters father to an auto accident and calling off the engagement to the second daughters father, she is trying to go through the trials of Essure on her own. The decision to call off the wedding may have very well been linked, as some of her symptoms are unbarable, thus causing havoc in the relationship, I don’t know. It wasn’t until here lately that I have come into the picture as her Mom to help out. The research, the stories I have read causes many tears and my heart goes out to every woman induring the symptoms.
It’s so surreal that when I had my two daughters and you didn’t want to have any more your Dr. just did a tubaligation or you took birth control pills and so on.
But long story short, she is in constant pain from abdominal to the headaches that last for days, the no regular sleep pattern, the fatigue, the bleeding, the weight gain, the bloating & I’m sure I could go on, but these are what I see on the outside. Her OB/GYN of which has delivered 5 out of my 6 grandkids and has seen all my daughters for years has DISOWNED her at this point and still believes that the Essure is NOT the source…duh! Ashley has had all the ultrasounds, MRI’s, blood test, etc. and all are negative? I want so bad to confront the OB/GYN that again at this point is taking no responsibility for my daughters health and has gone as far as to say, ‘you need to find another doctor’. And receptionist called her to tell her that! Not the OB/GYN. She could not or would not even refer her to another doctor for removal…and this is our goal at this point to be E-FREE! And as soon as possible. Hind sight is 20/20 friends as Ashley had inquired about tubaligation with this Dr. & her response was she was too young or to go as far as ‘what if you meet Mr Perfect and you want another child’..she was engaged for Christs sake..pressure tactic and introduction to Essure follows! WTH?
She is my youngest at the age of 31, she was a healthy child growing up, never sick, in sports throughout jr & high school, built her first truck with her dad, goes deer hunting, four-wheeling, loves mud & dirt – probably the son I should have had. Even through both of her pregnancies she was healthy with minimal weight gain! She eats right, she goes to the gym 4-5 days week and is testing out for her physical fitness certificate soon. She has served in our armed forces, has approached peace officer training (broke her ankle in 3 places scaling a wall), shes a TOUGH kid, even surviving a head on collision at one point in her life!
But this Essure I’m afraid is going to be her biggest nemisus! I can’t bear to see her in the condidtion she is currently in, it breaks my heart.
So here I am writing MY story for someone I love dearly & signing every petition, researching doctors in 0ur area for removal (found list on Facebook Essure Problems) basically doing all the footwork I can as she continues to work daily and take care of my grand-daughters on her own.
Now what? I am very afraid for her that finacially she could be on the verge of loosing everything she has worked so hard for..
Heartbroken Mom in Texas