Mesh Can Take Your Dreams Away
Today I decided to try something different. I asked my daughter to take a short video of one simple ordinary thing you do in your daily life that can be taken away from you by mesh. Getting in and out of the car. You will find the link at the bottom of this blog.
I have struggled through listening to other women’s stories by email or telephone and I know how diverse our symptoms are. I also know women are being told that their symptoms have nothing to do with the mesh products implanted in their bodies. This is due to them having every conceivable test run and all came back normal. There is a reason for this. Mesh is undetectable by M.R.I scans and E.M.G’s are determined by the person giving them. E.M.G’s are up to interpretation. I know there are so many women who undertake these tests and then reach the end of their rope when they are told nothing is wrong!
I could tell you that you are one of the lucky ones who if you wake up from surgery and feel agonizing pain that you will get the help you need. Sadly, even when you are in agonizing pain, you would think that there could not possibly be a doctor on this earth who would not recognize this surgery is the culprit of your pain and do something about it. That is the logical thought in all our heads. However, the opposite happens. Women have to yell, kick and scream, not just from pain, but from trying to get their doctor to listen and act yet and still they do not listen.
Then there is the other side of the coin. I am on that side and so are countless numbers of women who react slower to mesh and the niggling pain begins in a very small way and then continues so slowly, so that doctors absolutely refuse to recognize it is the mesh. Oh! They will send you off for every test imaginable IF you have insurance. Then when all avenues have been exhausted, they still don’t listen to you. The lucky (unlucky actually) ones will be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or other obscure diseases that although gives comfort for the short term, it does not give answers as they go down a long road of deterioration. There was a cause in the first place! You were not born with Fibromyalgia.
How each of our bodies react to the petroleum based product they call mesh, can be so vastly different that it is difficult to say it definitely is the cause if it has continued over many, many years. However, although you continue to want to believe your doctor with whom you have put total faith and trust in, you know deep down that if you are searching for what is wrong on the Internet and find this blog, then you know YOU ARE NOT IMAGINING your symptoms. It is hard because we give all our power away to our doctors and would rather they tell us what is wrong and we can get on with our lives, all fixed.
Although many believe they do, doctors do not walk on water. They are human and if they are doing their job right, then they can learn from the men and women who sit in front of them and earn their crowning glory. There are exceptions to the rule of course. There are good doctors who enjoy learning and improving others lives. Of course they work in an environment called a business, but it should not rule out the hypocritical oath they took to be a doctor.
So what can you do? First believe in yourself. Then keep hunting the right doctor IF you can afford it. If not, then you are like me, screwed! Sorry, we are. However, you can join the fight against this continuing on and hurting other women by reporting your mesh reaction to the FDA. I can’t stress this enough! How can we bitch about our government if we are sitting on information that ‘could’ change things for every mesh victim, both men and women. It’s time we stop being afraid and take action.
http://meshangels.com/2011/01/report-to-the-fda here is the direct link to the blog I wrote on the subject or reporting your complications to the FDA.
Now for my video. it’s not an exciting video and I look like a really old woman, which I am not. I don’t like everyone seeing how bad I look but it is the only way I can show this affects real people. I am a woman and I would rather look like a picture of health and happiness.
Until I had this surgery I was always up a ladder working on my house. I had a dream and a future and worked hard to get there. This product took all that away from me. To show you what I say is true, here is another very unflattering photo, not intended for others eyes, and was only taken as part of a diary we have, while building our house.
I am a real person and this proves what can happen from a mesh implant. Closing your eyes to what can or already has happened to women is a travesty. I will keep on fighting to change things.