I’m a mom of 3 children and I spoke with my ob/gyn about getting my tubes tied after my 2nd child was born. She then insists that I get the essure procedure, this is what she’s been doing, it’s an in and out procedure and I will be able to go right back to work. Other than me having to be off of work and taking 6 weeks to heal if I got my tubes tied. She sent me home with the brochure and I asked for questions about the procedure, not because I didn’t trust her but because I wanted to make sure this was the right decision to make as far as having no more children and trying something new that I never heard of. I made a decision to not get the procedure right away and I did end up getting pregnant and giving birth to my 3rd and last child. Immediately after finding out I was pregnant I did advise my ob/gyn that I want my tubes cut while I am in the hospital after giving birth. She again convinced me to have the essure procedure therefore i could not get that done after giving birth I would have to wait 6+ weeks afterwards.
Finally I got the essure procedure. I woke up coughing really bad like I was choking and they told me that they had to intubate me and put me to sleep other than just the medicine (tri light) they gave me prior, because I was moving around too much. On my paper work the Dr. noted that she had trouble placing one of the coils due to scar tissue, however it did place. I went back for the examination to make sure everything was placed right and growing around it and I was told that was also good.
Here’s the not so good part:
I realized my back pain was becoming unbearable and sex was sometimes painful. One night after having sex my husband woke up to me balled up on the floor screaming and rushed me to the e.r. They examined me did x-rays and then an ultra sound and the ob/gyn on call talked to me and said I had no blood flow to one of my ovaries (the same side the ob/gyn had trouble placing the coil). That e.r. had me trasported to another hospital for emergency surgery where they put me to sleep and went in laproscopic to see if a cyst was twisted around my ovary or what was prevented blood flow. Well of course I did not have a cyst twisted around my ovary they said the cyst couldve ruptured right before they went in and blah blah blah. I told my husband and the surgeon that I believe the essure had something to do with this and I have been having sharp pains just out the blue and pain ful sex all after the essure. I am on constant pains meds DAILY – Along with my 3 children I have 2 step children I am raising and a husband. Therefore all of the pain and I have to mention being fatigue it’s hard for me to do my mommy and wife duties and it is depressing and embarrasing in my own home.
I get irritating tingling and cramps in my legs and feet since the essure and the dr. told me to drink more fluids. Um, I’m drinking more fluids than before because I’m trying to get rid of this belly.
Also, after the birth of my first two children my stomach always went back down. I am a healthy woman however my stomach stays flat. After the birth of the 3rd baby and the essure procedure I look like I am still pregnant 2 years later. After eating my stomach bloats up even more (it’s embarrassing) no matter how much or how less I eat it always looks bloated.
My memory is getting so bad that I can hand someone some cash and ask five minutes later did I give you the money or put my cell phone in my purse when leaving out for work and turn around go back in the house and look for my cell phone. These may seem minor but it scares me because I go through this everyday since the essure. I have started taking multi vitamins, to try to get/stay healthy and keep my memory.
I am really trying to figure out what to do. I am 37 years of age and do not want to get a hysterectomy with the chance of early menopause so I was wondering if they can just cut my tubes out. So i called the Dr. that did my procedure and her receptionist rudely said she don’t know if the Dr. will se me do to the fact that I put her on my bankruptcy. I was shocked and apologized. I told her that i was never told that if I had financially difficulties and filed bankruptcy that i wouldn’t be able to see the dr that implanted devices inside of me. I told her I would have rather made payment plans if that was the case because I want to see the dr that put these things inside of me. I told her my story and my thoughts and she told me to get the records from the e.r. so they can make sure it did not say anything about the coils being misplaced and she will talk to my ob/gyn to see if she will see me. Well they haven’t called me back and now i am embarrassed to even deal with them.
I want my story to help others DECIDE NOT TO GET THIS PROCEDURE!
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