I got the Essure placed in august of 2008 when I was 23 years old! My doctor described this procedure as the best on the market with no down time and no scars! Couldn’t have sounded more perfect! BOY WAS I WRONG!! As soon as I left the hospital I felt as though I had just made a huge mistake! Little did I know it would destroy my life for 4 LONG years!
I had my period for 3 years straight and when I say straight I mean NO DAYS without bleeding! I could not have sexual intercourse without extreme pain and the bleeding getting worse! I spend days if not weeks in bed because the pain to get up was so unbearable! I lost my job because I couldn’t handle lifting anymore! I couldn’t even pick up my daughter! I was in and out of the ER for years with unexplained abdomen pain. I was diagnosed with chrones disease and severe anxiety disorder. Every doctor I saw told me there was nothing wrong with me and that the pain was in my head!
I finally found a doctor who told me my only choice was a Hysterectomy if I wanted to get the Essure taken out! At the age of 26 this WAS NOT an option! I dealt with another year of pain, 6 more ER visits and a 100 new prescription medications with still no results. I gained 45lbs.
I was in college working a full time job, being a dedicated mother and I was president of the PATT (parents and teachers together) at their school. After my Essure procedure I lost it all! I couldn’t get out of bed and when I could I would bleed so bad that I had to take tampons and pads EVERYWHERE I went! These springs have destroyed my life! I got married back in June and you can’t understand the pain it feels like to not be able to please your husband so to speak because the pain it causes you!
I decided in August that after 4 years of this destruction and pain I had no choice but to get a Hysterectomy! After a long discussion with my husband and my doctor we decided this is the only way to end the pain! So on December 27th I had a sup cervical Hysterectomy! Now I must live with the idea of never giving my husband his own child! I can’t even see a baby without bursting into tears! These springs took 4 years of my life, my job, my relationship with my children, and now my woman parts! HAVEN’T I GIVEN UP ENOUGH, WHEN WILL SOMETHING BE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!