My name is Kim and I have 2 girls ages 7-9. I had horrible complications after my second delivery and almost died. I knew I couldn’t have any more children and my Doctor suggested Essure. A few months later I went back to to the Doctor to talk about the procedure. I was told I would have to have it done in the hospital due to my tilted uterus and I would have to be put to sleep. I was never told anything else. Never asked if I had any allergies to nickel. I had the procedure done and when I woke up I didn’t feel to good. I was told it was from the anesthesia although I never had problems before. I ended up having to stay overnight due my uneasy feeling and heart palpitations. Since then I have suffered constant migraines, body aches and severe fatigue. I went into a depression. I spent numerous hours in doctors’ offices and ER’s only to be told they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I am now diagnosed with fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis. I am constantly coming down with colds which have lead to numerous bouts of bronchitis and pneumonia. They last for weeks on end because antibiotics don’t seem to work. After six years of suffering and getting no answers I was really ready to just give up. I started then looking for my own answers and came across a group online called essure Problems. I noticed that all these women were suffering with what I was and it started to make sense to me. I went back to my doctor and I had my hysterectomy scheduled. I am now 5 months post op and although I no longer have the stabbing pains in my stomach that I had with the coils in, I am still suffering with the body aches and pains. The inflammation has not gone away, nor my migraines.
To me thats not even the worst part. What bothers me the most is the time I lost with my kids. My two girls have Autism. They really needed me to be 150% and I couldn’t even give them 50%. It breaks my heart of all the years I have lost with them. I couldn’t be the Mom I wanted to be. I missed out on sitting on floor playing games and school trips. I can’t run and chase them around. I might start feeling better someday but no one could give me back the time stolen from me with my kids. That to me hurts more than anything!