I had this procedure done July 2, 2012. It was the worst decision I have ever made. First, they don’t put you under they just loaded me up with pain medicine, and I was left to get dressed by myself with all of the tools that they had just used on me. Coated in my own blood. The amount of pain that followed from the procedure literally left me crippled for a week. My husband and mom had to take off work to take care of my kids, a 2 year old and a 6 week old. I have given birth twice, once with no epidural, and that was nothing compared to the pain I have since then. I was not told they were made of nickel or I would have never had it done. I can’t wear nickel as it burns my skin. I am still nursing, but I got my period back 3 months ago and nothing could have prepared me for what followed. Severe cramps, going thru over night plus pads and tampons every 2- 3 hrs. I do not have the money to get this reversed or I would. I had never had as many headaches or aches as I have had this last year. Sometimes the pain is so severe, and the neusea is just awful. I have felt crazy for over year thinking it was all just part of having kids or what not. When channel11 spoke on this issue last night I was saddened that other woman have gone thru this, and as selfish as it sounds, relieved that I was not alone on this. Woman need to know about the seriousness, the pain, and all that goes along with essure. I would never recommend this to anyone.