My name is Jen and this is my story of how a tubal changed my life for the worst.
I was 25, on my 3rd child. The doctor and I have talked about what kinda of birth control methods there are.
We talked about the pill, the shot, the implant, the patch anything you can think of we talked about.
I told him how painful my periods are, and he told me the best bet would getting my tubes tied.
So I decided that I would go with the tubal. The doctor told me it would make my periods less painful.
One of the only other reasons I got it done was because when I found out I was pregnant with my youngest daughter that it would there would be a 85-90% chance of my not making it though the birth of my child. My husband and I did talk about terminating the pregnancy because I already had 2 healthy children. The thought of never being able to see this child growing inside me, made our choice simple. We decided to keep the child and pray that I would make it. Obviously I did make it.
After I had Ella-Ann, I was being prepped to have my tubes tied. I didn't want the risk of having another early child or have the risk of losing my own life. As I was being prepared to have it done and had the worst panic attack of my life. Then I don't remember anything till I woke up in the recovery room.
Fast forward to November 2006. That is when all the issues started. This was the first month after I got my tubal done that my period came. I woke up at with excruciating pain. It felt as it felt as if someone was stabbing me in my uterus. I couldn't move. I was paralyzed in pain. My husband was scared shitless (sorry for the language) he has no idea what was going on. Nor did I. Because I was told that my periods would be less painful. After what seemed like a lifetime the pain started to go away. Oh sweet relief. I was able to get up out of bed and move around. After a few hours the pain came back. It dropped me to my knees. I felt like I was dying.
This has been going on for the last 8 years. The pain and torment still continue and all the doctors do is drug me up om]n pain meds and have not listened tp a word I have said. And now the pain meds I am on are starting not to work/
Early March 2014: I have a friend take me to the urgent care because she was worried about my health. The doctor that was working did the same thing and dope me up on pain meds, but also refereed me to an ob.
Mid March 2014: I got and see Doctor Goldsworthy. Thinking to myself "What is the point of even seeing another doctor if they are going to do the same thing like all the other doctors did) but she actually listened to me.
May 16th 2014: I have to do 3 months of hormone therapy. I chose to do the nexplanon. I was hoping and praying that it would work. First month came. Worse month ever!!! I bleed for 3 weeks and cramped for 2. Same with the 2nd and 3rd month.
June 30th: I get it removed from my arm.
July 28th: Preop appointment with my doctor. YAY!!!!!
(5 days before my 32nd birthday): Surgery to see what is going on with me. Why my periods are so painful and to see what they can do to help me.
They gave me 2 choices really, neither of which I want to do.
1. Partial hysterectomy
2. Total hysterectomy
My choice if it was up to me would be a tubal reversal. Too bad insurance wont cover it and it costs way to much for me. I wish I could be like the dude that just wanted money for potato salad guy and raise over 70,000$.
My warning to those that want or are thinking about getting it done is NOT to do it.
It was the worst choice I have ever mad in my life."
Thank you so much for taking the time to write out your experiences, Jen.
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