Hello, my name is Ebony Joiner. I am a healthy 32yr old woman or so I was until I made the decision to have what I thought was asafe proceedure done in October of 2012. After months of discussing with my doctor about the Essure proceedure and being assured and reassured that it was safe, I had it done.
Imediately following the proceedure, I woke up and found that something was very wrong. I didn’t feel well and let my doctor know. He chalked it up to just waking up from anesthesia and told me to just go home and rest. I went home and slept with painkillers for the next three days. On that fourth day ifound that I was not feeling any better and went back in to see my doctor. After the exam I was informed that I had two infections and needed to be put on antibiotics. Again I followed my doctors orders. Weeks went by and still I wasn’t getting better, in fact other things started happening to me. I began to have severe pain in my pelvis ans bleeding, i began to have chest pain, the whole left side of my body wouldn’t function. I couldn’t lift my lft arm, my bowels were covered in mucus, i had insane headaches, everything I ate would burn my insides and I couldn’t keep food down. I had night sweats and hot flashes and contractions from my body trying to expell the devise. This is just a bit of what was happening to me. After two months of relentless pain and repeated visits to my doctor for help, I went in to the visit that forever changed my life. I went to my doctor crying because I was in so much pain and begged him to remove the coild and he agreeed they should come out. He also made it clear I was going to lose a very important part of my body to do so. I was more upst than you could imagine because at no point did he ever say that if something went wrong, that this would be the end result. He followed up with that by saying to me ‘what are you crying for? You didn’t want anymore kids anyway’. I wanted to die. The lack of sensitivity to what was happening was unbelievable. I left that day feeling like the part of me that makes me a womwn was going to be taken from me and there was no other way to save me. I ended up seeking the opinion of another doctor who made me aware that the doctor who initially performed the first proceedure wasn’t even a qualified surgion, hints the reason the coil he inserted on the left side tore through mu felopian tube. I had the Hysterectomy and granted, I still have my life but what was taken from me no longer allowed me to give life. i never signed up to have my life changed in such an ugly way and even now, I’m not the same. I often cry and feel a loss I can’t explain. I still see a doctor because I’ve continued to have problems even after the hysterectomy and am facing the posibility of yet another sugery. Please read this and if you are thinking of having the essure proceedure done, DON’T ! It will be a mistake that you live with forever.