Monthly Archive: July 2013

Understanding Your Bladder Part Two

Soon after I posted part one of this blog, a lovely lady left a comment saying she was amazed at how I had adjusted to my new situation doing self cath. I wish I could say it was easy but…
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Understanding your bladder Part One

W It has been eleven days since I removed the catheter after coming home from the last surgery three weeks ago. I knew I had an infection when I got home because I had pain and did not feel well….
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Pain Free Mesh Removal?

This morning I received a note from a woman who is very much concerned for other women’s continued health after mesh removal, but she is not strong enough to inform women of the pitfalls of believing in doctors who promise…
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A Surgery Companion

Why did the chicken cross the road?………………………To get to the other side. When you think about that small chicken trying to get past all those huge flying trucks on the highway. Well that is how it is for many mesh…
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My Fascia Sling Surgery Part Twenty-Two

It’s seven forty-five in the morning and I removed the catheter fifteen minutes ago. Now I wait and wonder. I hope I have got rid of the infection that began after I came home because it worries me that if…
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Living with the Interstim Implant

This morning I received a wonderful email from a lady I have written about before who endured twelve long years of agony before her bladder sling mesh was removed. This lady had multiple surgeries that were not needed and made…
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Home Sweet Home

Getting home was the hard part but being home is wonderful.  Right now I am not well because once again I am suffering with infection which is no doubt because of the catheter being in so long and a trip…
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My Fascia Sling Surgery Part Twenty-One

This morning I was at Dr. Kim’s office early to find out how this surgery went and what my future looked like.  To my surprise she did not want to remove the catheter today and recommended me to wait another…
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C-Diff Warning

I arrived here two weeks ago today at UCLA and it has been a long two weeks.  I am homesick.  I want to be in my own bed and my own house where I am most comfortable.  But I have…
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My Fascia Sling Surgery Part Twenty

Today is July 4th and many people will be celebrating America’s Birthday.  There will also be some new mesh free women who will celebrate with their families after years of missing festivities because of their mesh injuries.  I said goodbye…
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