Mesh can KILL YOU
There are days when I ask myself why do I do this? Why do I put myself in the middle of all the grief and pain that mesh has and is causing women everywhere? Then a phone call comes in like the one last night and I know why. Someone has to.
Early afternoon I received a short email from a woman who gave me her phone number, told me her name and said she no longer knew how to help herself. It was a plea so frank I picked up the phone and called her immediately. She didn’t answer because she was so sick. She managed to call me at ten last night and I knew by her voice she was very, very sick. She told me she had surgery ten days ago for partial removal and was sent home with a few antibiotics which she had run out of and basically left to die. Her body racked with chills, pain and she was throwing up. I knew this meant she had deep tissue infection, something I have learned from other women suffering from long term mesh implants in their bodies.
The clinic where she had the surgery gave her no recourse. No diagnosis. She was left to her own very ill devises to try to save herself. She told me she had been a businesswoman all her life. That she was a pastor. She wanted me to know she was educated. Why? Because women blame themselves for getting themselves in this position. I yell loudly “This is not your fault”. This is happening to women all around the world who never knew that there was a mesh implant inside them. They were never told risks or complications. Education has nothing to do with mesh. It has everything to do with no disclosure.
She told me the State she was in. I didn’t know of a good removal surgeon in her area but remember the one in New York. I don’t have any feedback but I knew I had to do something to help her. It was the only hat trick I had left so I asked could she get there? She said yes she could get someone to take her and she would call them.
I couldn’t sleep of course, so I sent my special helpers an email so that they could send her their thoughts, love and support to her this morning. These wonderful women got on the ball.
Can we save this woman? I wish I knew. All I know is we are doing our best. We care so much about other women and yet no one hears us.
This has to stop!