My name is Chelsea Melvin. On November 1st 2012 I went into an OR excited to come back out and have no scars and be able to work and play with my children ages 6 and 8. To good to be true? Yes. Like thousands of other women I was barely informed of what was to come. For the first four months I bled until I had no energy whatsoever. I became anemic and was retaining so much fluid I felt like a whale. Ive had lots of issues with my uterus and cervix so I thought being as minimally evasive was what was best. But now, aside from childbirth, I have never had so many doctor’s up close and personal with my lady parts! I have had uterine bladder and yeast infections. (More then I care to count) more cysts then I can count on two hands and feet and have lost more jobs then I have even ever had. To be told constantly that im crazy or overreaching or a hypochondriac is mentally exausting. I know my body and for the last year I am not myself. I literally had a whole organ removed then took my 10 month old to Wal-Mart for diapers (gallbladder) and after this I dont even want to get out of bed. I have no regular appetite and have pretty much grown a dependency to pain medication just to get by day to day and do the things I need to do to live. I can barely look myself in a mirror. Just recently I was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. Mind you im married happily. The doctors refuse to believe my bacterial problem is related to essure and continue to send me to my local std clinic where I get told I have nothing. It puts a huge strain on my marriage for me to have to explain to my husband why I need to be checked and rechecked for stds! Im currently fighting to get my way and in getting this evil removed so my children can have their mother back, my husband his wife, and me…. myself. I will not give up. If I can save even one women from having this manipulation done to her I will know even if I dont win my fight that I saved someone from having to live like this. I was always taught to never take the easy way out, and now I know some lessons come with a very large price. In this case, my life.