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 a quick fix. Right now she is at last where she needs to be to get the help she has needed for a long time after many broken promises by doctors in the medical profession whom she trusted when they promised her a quick fix. UCLA is now her last place of hope. She has waited a long time and her condition has worsened after repeated surgeries that left her far worse, not better. She wants all women to know, please do not believe promises that cannot be kept and there is no such thing as pain free mesh removal with the catheter out the next day.
This woman has been going through tests before her surgery next week and she has barely made it through them because of so much pain. She knows what she is talking about believe me and she understands how it is to want to stay close to home or get surgery done sooner than waiting many months or paying out money to travel far from home. But she wants to warn you that you may pay a high penalty later and if you make that choice. She wants you to make an informed choice just in case things do not work out for you if you choose to see any doctor who makes these promises. This is why I am posting this blog today.
This is part of the note that she just sent to me. “Testing showed my problems are worse. Dr. Raz gave me pics where mesh has eroded into 2 sides of uretha and in muscle. Mesh eroded on posterior wall by bowel. Mesh arms on sling still there on bone. Anchors are there. Mesh is sticking out poking me inside my vagina. I’ve complained of this for awhile basically because of bleeding. I was just sewed up and not finished!!! (this in reference to the last surgery she had) He was so kind and gentle. He promised he would help me. He promised he would not abandon me. Silent tears rolling down my face. Help at last.” She also stated. “I’ve never heard of pain free surgery. It saddens me because I’ve already been butchered and would hate for someone to have that experience.”
Please understand that right now I am trying to work on my own situation and if you have followed this blog you know I have been through a great deal. Therefore I am not in the mood to take things on nor be challenged by anyone. However, she is very upset that women will wind up just like her and doesn’t know how to stop the avalanche of women who will be devastated by surgeries that do not fix them, so I am passing on her fears. You can do as you wish of course but at least I passed on her warning and that should give her peace of mind.