My name is Victoria Latimore, I am a 29 year old mom of four beautiful children (two boys and two girls) ages 3, 6, 8, and 9 from Cleveland, Ohio. After I had my youngest child, I asked my doctor about birth control that would last for a long time until I decided that I was ready to have another child or if I was done. I was told about the Nuva ring, the Mirena, and even a device that could be surgically put into your arm. I told my doctor that I didn’t want to have surgery because I was scared about going under a knife and also that I didn’t trust a rubber ring inside of me to not fall out. My doctor scheduled my appointment to get my tubes tied but fear set in as soon as i entered the office on the day of my appointment and i told them NO! i changed my mind. What if i want to have more kids in the future. Next my doctor said I might want to try essure, I said what is that? He said, that it was a birth control device that would not hurt and no surgery so i said great. let’s do it. I was told that they were coils that would block my eggs and that was it. I signed the papers without reading and had the procedure done 08/11/11. Last year, my husband and I were talking about having another baby, just a casual conversation no decision had to be made. In the mean time we were busy dealing with my ‘sudden’ health problems, since day one of having this thing i was cramping, nothing that I couldn’t handle especially since i hate being in pain. Then my pain came back six months after the procedure and i told it was because i was lactose intolerant, so for three years i was buying and taking lactaid pills and taking multiple pain pills up until i entered the emergency room on 05/03/14 and was diagnosed with an infected gall bladder caused by gall stones. I had to have surgery. I thought my pain would stop once i fully recovered but boy was I was wrong. Recently my pain has returned about two months ago 11/2014 and its always in my pelvic area. I was taking four Ibuprofen’s a day that were 800mgs each, which my sister uses for her hip pain and after seeing me in pain everyday to the point where sometimes i could not move through the pain she felt bad and gave them to me. Am I still taking those pills for pain, I SURE AM!!!… I had to wait for an available appointment and was seen 01/05/2015, my doctor performed an HSG (hysterosalpinogram) to see if the coils were the problem and he said no that they were fine and that he would like me to come in the following week on 01/13/2015 for an ultrasound. I had no idea what to expect but I knew one thing for sure, that i didn’t have this pain at all until i let this maniac doctor experiment on me. He did the ultrasound and found nothing, again he said everything was fine. I noticed he was about to send me on my way until i found the courage to speak up and stop trusting whatever a doctor tells me. I had already told him how many pills in a 24 hour period i was taking and they weren’t even prescribed to me which was red flag number one. I told my doctor that obviously something is wrong and i want to have these things removed because i believe that they are the problem then he said ‘these are permanent and can’t be removed unless i get a hysterectomy’ I SAID WHAT F***!!!!….WHY?…he said because its a form of sterilization and i recalled the conversation that he had with me on 08/11/2011 and he said ‘Yes, but i thought you understood.’ My mouth fell open i didn’t understand, i didn’t read the papers i just signed over my reproductive organs just like that without detailed information. Then this man said we could put a camera through your belly button to try to find the reason behind the pain, I jumped up off his table and told him ‘i am done with experiments and that he was wrong to implant something i knew nothing about or even understood, and that i would like to keep all of my lady parts’ by this time i think he was surprised that i was half naked and going off on him. I asked about tubal reversal and he said there is no way to reverse the essure but i did my research last night and i found out he was lying. Why would a doctor lie to his patient, i thought they took an oath to ensure their patients were healthy. I don’t know what to do or who to talk to and i am deeply depressed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story.