Home Again After Removal Surgery

I AM MESH AND ANCHOR FREE AND I WANT TO SHOUT FROM THE ROOF TOPS AND TELL THE WORLD IT IS POSSIBLE.  YOU CAN FEEL DIFFERENT.  NOT PERFECT, BUT SO MUCH BETTER.  LIFE WILL GET BETTER FOR ME AS TIME GOES BY AND I HEAL AND I WANT THAT FOR YOU TOO.

I am alive and well thanks to the amazing skills of Dr Raz at UCLA.  It has been just under a week since my surgery, and the change in how I feel is immensely powerful.  The first part of my move towards freedom from mesh began on June 5th this year with my first consult with him.  The second part was last Thursday, October 11th with full mesh removal and anchor by this doctor.  I cannot say enough things to recommend not only his skills but his wonderful treatment of women at the lowest point in their lives.  I should also tell you that the entire experience went well because of the caring and wonderful treatment of his staff.

Many women have been down trodden by a system that believes mesh is a good product.  IT IS NOT.  It debilitates women and takes away their independence, their family lives and their careers.  It takes healthy women down a path of suffering, crippling and turning them into invalids.  Those who are ‘able’ use their last bit of energy to try to find help, but even as they do, they are belittled by doctors who state openly to their faces that they are lying and only want money from lawsuits.    How wrong they are.  You could not pay me to go through two years and seven month of mesh hell if you tried.  What this product did to my life leaves behind a giant price tag, too large to be filled by money.  There is not enough money in the world  to be worth the suffering that I and other women endure because of these implant products.  Please understand that all mesh slings are doing this to women.  Don’t believe any doctor who tells you he/she does not put in the bad slings.  I listen to women.  I know the truth.  THEY ARE ALL BAD.

BUT, there is hope.   Yes going to UCLA is a hardship.  It was a long way for me to go and costly, but it was worth it in more ways than one.  I cannot sit long enough today to give you a complete rundown of the entire experience, but give me time and I will.  Right now I want to give you hope.  Later I can share more with you.  Please do what is right for you.  You are worth it.  Life can get better………..

 

9 Comments

  1. Pat

    Linda, I am so happy for you. You were on my mind all that week, but especially on October 11. I offered up prays for you and Dr. Raz. I look forward to hearing the details of your experience and what it is like to be free from mesh that has caused you and others so much pain. Thanks for providing us with so much valuable information on your blog. I have found a weath of information that I have printed off and keep in a folder for future reference. God bless you!!!

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    1. lavalinda

      I am working on writing more info and hope to get it up within a week. I have to lay most of the time while I heal so I am slow. Thank you for thinking of me.

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      1. Tracey

        I was wondering if you could please get in contact with me. I am having problems with my bladder sling and the anchors. I called the urologist who put it in some amount of years ago and was told that they have no record of me as a patient. That is where I can start the conversation. If a doctor claims (their staff) claims to have no record of the surgery or my having been a patient. Craziness.
        I have pain with both the sling as well as the anchors. My GP says that my bladder is hard. I had the mesh put in due to incontinence and not 3 months after the surgery, that problem returned and since then, a multitude of other problems have become too horrible to handle.
        I would thank you very much to get in contact with me. Thank you so much.

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        1. lavalinda

          Tracey I no longer have any help and cannot talk to so many women who struggle. The link for this is at the top of this blog and you may want to see about going to a doctor who can remove both sling and anchor. Otherwise you will have many, many surgeries and never get well. http://meshangelnetwork.com/doctors/non-mesh-doctors/

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  2. SojournerPA

    welcome Back! So glad to hear everything went well and you are home again. I thought of you each and every day. May each day from here on in the healing process grant you less pain and increased mobility. I look forward to hearing more about your journey especially the flight back home. Take care for now and know that I along with many others you have helped are rooting for your quick recovery.

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  3. Helen

    I had surgery on September 20, 2012. I am still having problems with pain, weakness, and the other problems. The long trip caused me to hurt worse and I passed out. I tried to take pain pills as directed. The team performed surgery different from what I am accustomed to at home, such as pain medicine. The nurse gave me pain med until it was under control, but I called upon the Lord because of the severe pain. Dr. Raz and his surgery team were extremely nice to me.
    I was so glad when I got home, and could barely wait to get into my gown and hit the bed. I am still in recovery process, but I wanted to update you on how I am feeling. I am glad to have the first surgery behind me. I wish that I could have the second surgery already behind me. I will see the doctor on December 19 and schedule my second surgery.

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    1. lavalinda

      Hi Helen. I am glad you made it here to leave your comments. I know like me you are incontinent and that is why you are going back for another surgery. I am doing Kegel excersises and will allow myself 2 months to heal before I decide if the incontinence will go away, because one women I know told me that hers did. The reason they give you controlled pain meds after you come to from your removal surgery, is because they told my daughter too much at one time could kill you, if you turn out to be allergic to it. So after you wake up from surgery, they give a dose every five mins and watch your BP. Some people go into allergic shock so it is better to have it in small doses than not be able to save you if you are allergic. The long trip home for me was very hard and I understand how you felt, but I reminded myself that I had to have removal surgery once at UCLA, not many times close to home as many women have had, so I sucked it up and then rested in bed for a day. The one thing we all have to remember is that Dr. Raz can only remove the sling and arms to help you improve your life, but whatever damage was done to you because of this product, only time and healing can fix. We need a year or healing first to know how injured we have been from mesh.

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  4. Haydie

    Hello Girls, I had posted about my TVT Sling Iwent into complications the first day of procedure. I had it done in New Jersey in 2013 while being in the process of moving to Florida. I wanted Dr. Raz for my surgery but he is overbooked. Dr. Kim will be removing my TVT Sling. Do any of you heard who Dr. Kim is? I know she was trained by Dr.Raz.This foreign body response is caused over 18 UTIs and itching hives. I didn’t need this I had one or two drops of leakage and the doctor did not offer me any options. He convinced me that a 5 min outpatient procedure was needed to prevent it from getting worst! God Bless you all! What happens after surgery in UCLA when you need to have follow up visits and like me I live in Florida?

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    1. lavalinda

      Haydie yes I know her. She did my fascia sling surgery and she has now done many removals. I know you need to get it our because if not you are in grave danger so waiting for Dr. Raz is not an option. You will need to find someone in your area for after care and I know someone who will help with that because she lives there.

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