My name is Mic Burt. In July 2012, I had an oops pregnancy. At the age of 40 the miscarriage that followed was a disguised blessing but not something that any woman wants to go through. After recovering I started looking into options for sterilization. My OB/GYN at the time recommended the Essure implants since I was interested in a fast recovery. As a mother of two and acting mother of my boyfriend’s two children, I keep rather busy working full time and didn’t want to be recouping long. The idea of no incisions, back to work the next work day and what he said was a 98% success rate I was very interested in this method of sterilization. In August of 2012, the first attempt was done. In Dec, the radiological exam, showed the right tube was blocked but the left implant was floating in my uterus. this was the source of my occasional cramping. Due to lack of insurance at the time, I has to wait til the next April before attempting to block the left tube again. At this time, the floating implant was remaoved and an implant was placed into the left tube again. The next exam in July 2013 showed the left tube was still not blocked. Instead it appeared that the implant a ripped or widen the left tube. After this I consulted with a different doctor. My new OB/GYN did her own radiological exam coming to the best suggestion was to remove the whole tube. Three weeks ago, 11/05/2013, I had my 3 surgery attempting sterilization. My left tube was removed and my uterus sewn shut on that side. It was done laproscopically so recovering was about a week but incisions are still healing. It’s been a long road and no one should have to go through the emotional turmoil of a year & half of trying become sterile. My relationship has suffered due to my lack of interest in wanting to be intimate for fear of becoming pregnant again. Essure method may work for some women but I have found if there is any abnormalities, such as the curviture of the tubes, which was my issue, it does not work well. This is something that doctors need to be addressed & look at before attempting to place the implants within the tubes. Please pass this information along to other women as I at every opportunity. No one else should have to need 3 surgeries to accomplish what one should have.