I want you to know just how much that I have suffered since I had an ablasion and Essure implanted in 2008. I wanted to die because the pain was relentless. I am a Nurse and my quality of life was gone. I have a son and because of him I would not give up ! I was hospitalized 2 X for chest pains and kept overnight in the cardiac cath lab. I failed a D-dimer test ( body is making and breaking down bloodclots) and was told that I may have a pulmonary embolism. I thought I was going to get my wish and die . I have about 25 crazy symptoms that were misdiagnosed for six YEARS ! Migraine headaches that lasted for 4-5 days a couple of times per month so I could not hold a job. High blood pressure 200/100 ! Essure STABBED me when I sat up straight so I had to lean back in my chair . I have boarder line Diabetes and my blood shows high antibodies for Lupus- so I cant make a fist in the morning. I had shooting pains in my abdomen and private parts all day and night. This is just a sample of my problems. I never partied, never drank , never smoked anything ! Why was I so sick. I thought –I have a foreign body in my body ! I typed Essure + problems into my computer and found Angies Facebook page. There were 1000 ladies who had the same complaint as I did. WOW ! They told me that I am not crazy and not alone, I sobbed.
I had no insurance and no $. I filed for bankruptcy and barley kept a roof over my son’s head and food in our stomachs. I got Obamacare last year and finally went to a Doctor. The first GYN did a pap, then a sonogram and said that the Essure is in place and she was not comfortable removing them. I BEGGED her for a hysterectomy , not Narcotics . NOPE . I turned to my E sisters who directed me to a wonderful Doctor . He did the same test and said that he believed me and he would help me. I had my total Hysto on 8/22/14 . I was released from the hospital the day before my 50th birthday. I felt better the day after my surgery than I had felt in six years !!!! Im still taking it easy so I dont get an injury. I am 50 lbs heavier than before Essure so I have some work to do. I have not worked for 3 years . I am looking forward to working and ‘living’ again. I have been so sick for so long and Essure was the cause . I am very sorry to inform you that there are now 12000 E Sisters . We did not deserve to be Guinea pigs. Bayer needs to take responsibility for this tourture device and take it off the market. I have enclosed a picture of my ‘everything’ + a Fibroid the size of a grapefruit ! I told you that I was sick ! Sincerely , Maureen J. Heard