Well, I just had my xray and it confirmed my fear about the Essure coils. They have moved. There is some relief as it now explains the weird pains in my lower abdomen, the ridiculously heavy and painful periods with blood clots the size of golf balls and the pain that shoots down my left leg. All these things I have seen my doctor for and it was brushed off and I am just given a different birth control pill to try and make my periods better. Pills. I got this done so I wouldn’t have to take any more pills. Why is it that women are so easily shushed when it comes to pain in the reproductive area? I get so tired of being made to feel like I am just making something out of nothing.
I got this procedure in 2010. I remember them giving me something to relax and then being jolted awake by the pain that shot down my left leg to my toes when the first spring was inserted. I asked about it and was told that it couldn’t have hurt. Then the next one was done. I was sent on my way. There was no mention of a nickel allergy or any potential side effects.
Now I am looking at a hysterectomy. As a single parent I am not sure how I am going to afford this or even deal with the consequences of time off work. I feel betrayed because I was told this was an uncomplicated procedure. This is a serious complication. I wish i had been given more information back then other than a small pamphlet explaining how it’s done. As relieved as I am that there are others out there experiencing the same thing, it also breaks my heart because no one should have to go through this.