I got a little card signed by the nurses and OR staff from the hospital today. They were pretty nice, I have to admit. Since it's the girly hospital, though, I'm unlikely to be back. Unless I get my HSG there. I don't know much about that yet.
The scab on the back of my left hand (for the IV) has fallen off, but the entire back of my hand is still one big yellow bruise. For a few days after the procedure, I kept finding tape marks on various unexpected parts of my body, and yesterday I was thinking my hand looked funny. Rub *ow* rub *ow -- oh, the entire thing is a bruise! Duh. That was one one big-assed needle. The nurse actually injected a little lump of lidocaine under my skin before inserting the big kahuna. (Which, surprisingly, totally worked, because I didn't feel a thing afterward.) They made no effort at finding/using my inside-of-elbow veins, which seemed a little weird to me. Are the back-of-hand ones easier when you're dehydrated?
Also, I've been reading some other people's Essure experiences online, and I have to say I'm glad I had my muscle relaxant injected into my IV shortly before the procedure rather than as a suppository.
The US and non-US Essure directions are interestingly different.