My name is Lisa from Clayton, North Carolina I opted to have the essure procedure done after the birth of my daughter. My husband and I were done having children. My OB/GYN talked about this Essure procedure with it being not as rough on the body like a tubal ligation. The thing that got me was the fact of the recovery time, especially being I had a 2 1/2 year old son and a brand new baby girl, I was all about that. The procedure went well; at least that is what I thought. 3 months later went to have the dye x-ray done to see if the procedure took, boy I was in for a big surprise. The x-ray revealed the coil became dislodged from my right fallopian tube and was implanted there in my uterus. My doctor than again tried to perform the procedure and explained to me that he couldn’t get it done because of my fallopian tube twisted around. My question was why didn’t the doctor realize that with the first procedure? I than decided to have a tubal ligation on my right fallopian tube. I asked the doctor ‘What about the coil that is implanted in my uterus?” He than told me ‘you don’t have to worry about that, you aren’t going to have anymore children, it will be fine.’ He was wrong. I started with the pains in my right side, than the heavy bleeding and spotting. And this weird taste in my mouth constantly. I couldn’t even enjoy having sex, the pain was unbearable. I put up with these symptoms for years; finally I broke down and went to see a new OB/GYN. I explained all of my symptoms to the doctor and I had ultrasounds done to rule out fibroids or cancer. My doctor recommended doing a hysterectomy. I just wanted to be in no more pain. The thought of having a hysterectomy was frightening to me; I was only 34 years old. I was scared. I am glad that I did have the hysterectomy. I feel so much better. I wish I never got the essure procedure done in the first place; I should have just opted to do the tubal ligation in the first place. I have missed so much work due to his whole ordeal. I just want to thank you Erin Brockovich for hearing my testimony and other woman like me.