Tag Archive: Before & After

Countdown to surgery

Four years ago today I was counting down the days to my mesh removal surgery and I was both so happy it was drawing closer because it had been such a long wait, but I was also very scared and…
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The UCLA Journey

Before you begin reading this blog and click on links I have given you, there is something very, very important you need to know. Whichever doctor you decide to go to, your decision may be thwarted by your insurance company….
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How the FDA Works

I wish I could tell you speaking out about mesh implants in front of the FDA will make one bit of difference to that panel and any changes they make about how mesh implants are used. The warnings they put…
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How much will you get from a lawsuit?

I realize that the current round of lawsuits are ebbing down to a finish line, but new women are trying to find lawyers every day because they finally realize things are not right with their bladder slings. I am not…
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Mesh is an Illness

Paintings are by a British artist Destiny Blue. The paintings above actually capture the words perfectly. How do you answer the question “How are you?” when the answer is so complex and highly personal. I just posted a blog with…
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My Bladder Sling Defective

On March 9th 2010, six years ago, I walked into a hospital without a walking stick, perfectly healthy except for a rectocele prolapse. I trusted the medical establishment because that is what good Americans do. They are the professionals in…
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Scar Tissue Formation

I just posted a three blogs about an adhesive barriers that is supposed to reduce scar tissue problems. However just like mesh, it may work on some people and cause others immune problems. There are lawsuits to do with this…
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Your Mesh Story & Mine

There is not a morning now that I don’t get up without I feel very Blessed. It is very simple. The mesh that was destroying my body is out! But I am mindful of how many women still live with…
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My Thanksgiving Prayer

I am SO angry.  This morning I heard from a woman I can describe as a lovely friend.  She has been told she will undergo her ninth surgery and she is both angry and upset.  Nine times in ten years. …
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Mesh & my Six Weeks Post Op

It is strange to think that my six weeks post op from full mesh removal falls on Thanksgiving Day but it is truly a time for me to feel thankful that all the mesh is gone from my body.  However,…
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