So now the battle begins. It’s always a fight. 750,00 women that have had success, and 10,000 of us that are the casualties….the co-lateral damage. But Bayer isnt concerned about the few women that are ‘complaining.’ Makes you wonder if relatives of Bayer are walking around with this potential time bomb in their abdomen. Probably not. Meanwhile those of us that are in the minority, ‘the winers’ are just fighting to be heard. I know it will be an uphill battle. I know I am going to meet doctor’s that aren’t taking this serious. My current Dr. is just as unsympathetic as members on the board of directors for Bayer seem to be. I have Rheumatoid Disease, and so I am told more often than I care to hear, ‘that it’s just part of your disease process’. She gave me 2 tylenol # 3 tablets. (1 to take every 12 hrs.) I don’t dare press the pain issue or I will be viewed as a ‘drug seeker’. So forget about compassion, because I haven’t seen any.
I am grateful that I know the source of my pain. Like others, I find it hard to move some days. I have Migrane headaches every week, and it is always accompanied with nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. I have had attendance problems at work, because heaven forbid, you are absent more than the times you are allowed. It has cost me a couple of jobs. And when I was fired, I never felt more worthless, an critical of myself. I’ve called myself lazy. I have felt guilty more times than I can remember because I laid in bed all day long, and I wasn’t productive, and when you aren’t productive, your own self worth is challenged…At least mine is.
So I have rolled up my sleeves. I have been diligently calling area physicians. Besides being cought up in ‘HMO hell’, I have yet to find a physician in the greater Los Angeles area that will take my case. I even called the law firm dealing with the product liability for Essure. I though maybe they can recommend a physician that will be willing to care for E-sisters. No such luck thus far. I provided my information to someone about my issues with Essure. I was told in a rather cold manner that if my information was compelling enough, someone would contact me. I haven’t heard from anyone. But then….I am not shocked or surprised. As I said earlier……..the battle begins.