So Much HOPE for Mesh Removal Surgery
Yesterday morning as I listened to the young woman who’s bladder has been killed because of bladder sling surgery, I felt the weight of the world upon my shoulders. I could not help her other than to listen to her and hear her shaking voice filled with tears. It hurts me to my core which is why I wrote yesterday’s blog.
Today is a new day. Today I have hope for some of the women who live in pain. I wish it was also for this young woman to give her the same hope. Unfortunately, hope is only for those who have good insurance and the money to travel out to UCLA, or Medicare such as I have now and can sell something to get the money for the travel expenses. Now I hope that those who are fortunate to go to UCLA will spread the word about what is happening to women and perhaps my dream of hope for all women will be fulfilled. I can only HOPE.
The hope came from a great doctor who will be doing my removal surgery October 11th. His name is Dr. Raz at UCLA.
Shlomo Raz, M.D.
Professor of Urology
Chief Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Director Fellowship Program
Department of Urology UCLA School of Medicine
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 140
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone 310-794-0208 / Fax 310-794-0211
Unfortunately I have done such a great job of spreading the word about him that the wait to see him, and then have removal surgery, is now as much as six months. Some women are struggling to get through another day and I feel awful to give them this news. Recently I found out from another women whose mesh removal was imperative about another Urologist at UCLA, because her infection was untreatable by antibiotics. She could not wait or she risked dying of infection. So this is the doctor who did her removal a week ago.
Now I have even more hope when I received an email reply this morning from Dr Raz. Yet another woman physician who can help women like us. Not only that but I researching her and came up with this amazing video about the work that is being done at UCLA.
There are more stories of hope if you check them out on this link:
This is that physicians name and information
Dr. Ja-hong Kim
UCLA Medical Center
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
I believe the phone number will be the same.
Dr. Larissa V. Rodríguez
This doctor was at UCLA but has now moved to another location in Southern California but I don’t have her details. She can do no mesh repairs.
Today I am filled with hope and joy
Another doctor found
Every day I learn so much
My learning is profound
What would we do without such hope
We’d sit around and cry
Many do, it rips my heart
That some will surely die
But I must just stay positive
It’s how I daily cope
All I ask for all of us
That we will all feel HOPE
I truly give thanks to the hope I feel now. Now I can give doing this worthy and unpaid job to give as many women the hope they need. I feel for you all.
Update. For new information click here http://meshangels.com/2014/04/mesh-will-i-get-complications-in-the-future/