Do Not Have Bladder Sling Surgery
Please, I am begging you, if you find this blog and have not as yet had bladder sling surgery, DO NOT HAVE THIS SURGERY and make sure you notify your doctor of this in the exam room in front of a witness. Why? Because the results are devastating to many, many women and you don’t want this happening to you. It is not a small number as the FDA has stated. It is far worse than even I would ever have believed when I started this blog.
I didn’t start a blog for any other reason that I was so frustrated and felt terribly alone. I was trying to prove to my surgeon that the mesh from day one was the cause of all my problems. She didn’t believe me. I spent many hours at night trolling the Internet to find the same symptoms I had, which at that time was not easy for one reason. There had been a big lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson in 2008 and everything up there was about that particular mesh. I didn’t even know I had something called mesh inside me. I didn’t know what the key words were to search, so it took a long time in short intervals because like many women, I was in pain and sitting at a computer or sleeping was very difficult.
When I finally learned what I was dealing with, that yes the mesh was my problem, My research was shot down by my surgeon. “No I wasn’t right”, “I was not knowledgeable on the subject” and I had got it all wrong”. That’s what I dealt with and no help was available because I didn’t have insurance and had gone through my credit limit.
What mesh does to you is steal your normal, healthy life. The symptoms are so varied and far too many to list, but if you suspect the mesh is causing your problems when no other answer has been given to you, then believe your instincts. You are RIGHT! Don’t be swayed or cajoled into believing you are an idiot and you don’t know your own body. You know more than you think you do. You are the ONLY one who really knows you! So if you find this blog because you are searching for answers then I will do everything in my power to help you find the RIGHT doctor to remove it The WRONG doctor can make you far worse if he/she does not have the right training. Listen to your innermost thoughts. You may love your doctor. You may think that he/she is wonderful but you keep having problems and you are tried of living like it. You want answers and it is your right to get them. However, you have to understand that mesh complications is the biggest cover-up by surgeons and doctors. Sadly it is all about money. YOU, your body is worth money to them and they have mortgages and education debts to pay. But we are talking about YOUR LIFE. YOUR FUTURE! You need a competent mesh removal doctor to survive this and have fewer surgeries. Sadly for all of us, we will have more than one surgery to get us where we do not live in pain and can resume a NEW life. We will not come out of this normal. BUT we can get better!
Why do I know so much about this subject? Women everywhere have contacted me and told me their terrible stories. I have cried through many I have read. You do not deserve to live in pain and a life with continuous surgeries. If you haven’t had this surgery, please don’t! If you have and don’t know here to turn and what to do about the mesh in your body, then I am here to help.
Women have trusted me with the knowledge that they have learned through good and bad doctors so that I can share with women who contact me. I have teamed up with great women who want to help you and me. You can leave a message on my blog and I will get back to you, or send me a direct email to the address supplied. I am here for you! I know how you feel! I know your pain, anger and frustration. You are not alone.
With Love. Linda