My name is Kelley Thornton and I would like to share my story with you in regards to my essure experience, how my life and body have been turned upside down. I first heard of the essure procedure by my trusted OBGYN. She explained having this procedure is less evasive than a tubal ligation and assured me there were no complications or side effects. My procedure was done in office and just like that I thought everything was fine, I was to be seen in 6 months to see if the coils implanted properly. A couple of days later began feeling a sharp pain in my right side. I went to the doctor to get checked out and she told me everything was okay, that I might have a cyst on my ovaries. The pain never went away, and when my period came it was almost like I was in labor. I was in agonizing pain, I didn’t understand what was wrong. Again, I was being told that everything was okay and not to worry that it may take some time for my body to get use to the coils. Six months later I went to see if the coils were implanted properly, come to find out one side, my right side, did not take. Meaning there was no coil in my body and they couldn’t find it! I was dumbfounded, I couldn’t believe somewhere in my body is this piece of coil and no one can tell me where it is. The pain continued, periods were becoming more and more unbearable. I then decided to get a tubal ligation due to the fact that my right fallopian tube was still open. My procedure was a year ago in March, I swear to you my body is slowly suffering from side effects every day. I am losing my hair, I have headaches all the time some are so bad I become sick, my low back always hurts, and for the first time in my life I have become depressed. I was in so much pain from my last period I was on the floor crying begging for my husband to take me to the emergency room. There are a few things that can make me cry, but having your three year old come pat you on the back and tell you “not to cry mommy we can go to the doctor to make you feel better” is heart breaking. As soon as I heard about all these women coming forward about the complications they are all suffering from, I immediately broke down and realized I’m not alone and it’s not just in my head.
This device needs to be taken off the market, I need to fight for every woman that has suffered from Essure. This is my story and my own personal experience and sadly it is just like so many others. Thank you for your time in reading this, I really hope my story sheds some light on the truth behind Essure.