I had the Essure procedure done in 2007. I was told by the doctor that it would be risky for me to have another child, that it could kill me. I had four children, my youngest being born 6 weeks before the procedure was done. I had opted for the tube tying. My doctor at Rose Medical in Denver suggested that I do the Essure. They told me it was safe, I wouldn’t have to be knocked out, and I’d be back on my feet that same day.
I went for the procedure. I had to go to the hospital as an outpatient. I remember being wheeled back on the bed. I remember waking up. My tooth was broken during the procedure.
Almost 8 years later, I haven’t been able to work since 2010. I suffer from severe migraines, severe pain that I just can’t move with (lower back, abdomen), painful periods that sometimes come on time and sometimes I don’t see one for months or I have one that lasts for weeks on end. I can’t enjoy my youngest two the way I should be able to, like my oldest two. I suffer from bipolar. I was diagnosed when I was 14. Since the procedure, I can’t get it balanced and I don’t want to go back on medication. I have also grown facial hair. I grow more hair than my fiancé. It’s freaky at times. Thank god my kids are cool about it. I have also gained a significant amount of weight and can’t lose it. I’m 5’3. I’ve never been bigger than 180 lbs while pregnant. I’m over 200 lbs. Which causes worse back pain.
I get called a meth-head every time I go into the hospital because of my teeth. Enamel erosion due to multiple pregnancies and a procedure that broke the tooth. My kids worry about me when they leave for school. They are scared that one day they’ll come home and I won’t be. That’s how crappy I feel. I’m 33 years old. My doctors tell me I need to get the stupid things out of there. They never did the appointment to make sure the coils were where they were supposed to be. So I don’t even know for sure where they are. Doctors claim they looked and they are in the tubes but all I want right now is the stupid things out of my body.
No one is alone in this. I trusted my doctor. I wish I hadn’t.