LIED TO, BETRAYAL and A LIVING NIGHTMARE, Are Just a few words to express how I feel and the HELL I’ve been through!! Pure negligence from my Gynecologist! LIVING NIGHTMARE!!! NOBODY KNOW YOUR BODY BETTER THAN YOURSELF, BUT A DOCTOR CAN SURE TRY AND YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LOSING YOUR SANITY!! This is how my story began: My name is Joy Fordham, I’m 30 yrs old, from Augusta, GA. Im a mother of 2 beautiful little girls. Harleigh my oldest is 11, and Hannah my 5 yr old is with my husband Jd Fordham. We have always wanted to have little boy and talked about having another child together someday once Hannah got a little older but those plans had to be put on hold because financially we started struggling so i decided to get put on the Depo shot. Couldn’t help but think ‘wow’ if we are having it this hard with just 2 kids, I couldn’t imagine having another baby till our finances got better.’As of January 2013 (The start at a new year) after about 4 1/2 yrs of continued using Depo as my birth control, It was time for my next shot. Seems as though every time we got caught up life throws a curve ball. I’ve been told Depo shouldn’t be used for long periods of time so I thought about how long I’ve already been on it, and I had put on about 20-25 lbs from the hormones, and experienced mood swings (of course that really didn’t help) so I decided to take a break from using Depo as my birth control. My mom started to suggest getting my tubes tied since I was turning 30 in August, my girls are at fun age and this is time to really enjoy them. This really got me considering the idea. I talked to Jd to let him know what I’ve been considering. After a lot of talking we decided getting tubes burnt and tied was our best option. Plus we figured once financially stable we could always get them reversed if we still wanted to have another baby. My nightmare begins July 26, 2013 Had appointment with my Gynecologist/ OBGYN, told him my financial situation, explained that Jd and I both agreed on getting my tubes tied. MY DR. STARTED GOING ON AND ON ABOUT HOW HE RECOMMENDED ESSURE. HE SAID ITS A PERMANENT BIRTH CONTROL AND IF HE HAD A CHOICE IT’S WHAT HE WOULD GET HIS OWN WIFE TO DO BECAUSE OF HOW GREAT IT IS, NO SURGERY REQUIRED, MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES ALLOW PROCEDURE TO BE DONE IN OFFICE, SHORT RECOVERY, MILD CRAMPING, AND 100% EFFECTIVE! I THEN AGREED TO DO ESSURE, BECAUSE CLEARLY HE HAS MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART, AND HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST! I kept telling my mom how great my Dr said it was and surely if he would get his own wife to do it then it had to be great! My procedure was Aug. 22nd, (2DAYS BEFORE MY BIG 30th BIRTHDAY) A couple hours go by after my procedure, (Dr only told me to expect the mild stomach cramps, never prepared me for what i was feeling and experiencing) I WAS EXTREMELY MISERABLE, STOMACH CRAMPING, BAD, SHARP STABBING PAIN IN LOWER PELVIC AREA, MY BACK FELT BROKE I WAS SO STIFF, started to have foul Odor like BV INFECTION, frequent bathroom trips for bladder, lose bowels/upset stomach, and had a bad migraine. Since it was the 1st day i thought i will just take the pain medicine that he prescribed and surely this will go away! Within a few days i took all of the pain meds and was still hurting, really weak, no energy or motivation to do anything, or go anywhere!! Going to work was NOT an option! I couldn’t stand for very long to even cook because i kept getting black out spells and having sharp pains in my lower stomach! Really made me feel horrible as a mother because its MY JOB AND RESPONSIBILITY to take care of my girls! By the end of my first week of Essure coils, I was getting progressively worst, felt like my life is being sucked out of me and I finally got my appointment. I told him how horrible I felt since the procedure, I’ve gotten very weak, extremely tired, dropping weight, due to lose bowels, foul odor like an infection, back and stomach was extremely uncomfortable with sharp shooting pains in pelvic area, and would have black out spells. I TOLD HIM I WISH I KNEW COILS HAVE NICKEL BEFORE HE IMPLANTED THEM. I THEN EXPLAINED HOW MY BODY REACTS TO NICKEL! THAT MY SKIN IS REALLY SENSITIVE! HE HAD A PANIC/SHOCKED LOOK, ( Think it hit him that he didn’t order a Nickel test) THEN HE ASKED WHY I DIDNT TELL THEM THAT BEFORE? I SAID YOU NEVER TOLD ME THAT WAS GOING IN MY BODY. HE TRIED TO SAY THE NICKEL RELEASED IS SMALL BUT HE SAID HE WOULD GO BACK IN TO REMOVE THEM VAGINALLY AND THEN GO IN THROUGH BELLY BUTTON TO TIE TUBES. Gave me a prescription for my infection, and he had me get an ultasound in his office. SEPT 12,2013 my surgery to get death coils removed! I WOKE UP IN RECOVERY ROOM IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN!! HE HAD TO REMOVED MY TUBES COMPLETELY, REMOVE 2 CYST, GOT OUT AS MUCH AS HE COULD OF THE ENDOMETRIOSIS, AND THIS IS WHAT SHOCKED ME…. HE HAD TO CORRECT MY BLADDER!! SINCE REMOVAL….. MY ENERGY LEVEL HAS STARTED COMING BACK, LIKE I HAVE FRESH CLEAR THOUGHTS NOW, BACK HAS IMPROVED!