Tag Archive: family

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 Hidden Illness

On April 3rd this year I wrote a blog called Mesh is an Illness. I wrote it because there are hundreds of thousands of women worldwide who suffer from mesh complications and we all feel no one is REALLY listening…
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Conversations with Keeton

A few days ago I had little Jack in my studio while I was writing and he was having a great time playing with his little ball. He was a very sick little boy when he came to us, but…
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3rd World Mesh Awareness Day

May 1st is World Mesh Awareness Day. Please share with everyone you know via email or through Facebook and share your story. This week has been a rough week, but that is the journey of life. However I want to…
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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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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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Emotional Support Dog

I rarely write about our dog rescue on this blog because it is a separate part of my life, but this week I learned something because of our rescue when a wonderful dog called Lula was adopted out after living…
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Ticking Clock

I was awake during the night last night thinking about all the women who are seriously injured by mesh and do not stand a chance at a good night’s sleep. All I could hear in the silence of the night…
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Warning Possible Scam

I woke up this morning to a message that has me very troubled. I could ignore this but I feel that if I do there will be innocent women caught up in something that looks and smells like a scam….
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After Surgery Care

So many women are waiting to go to UCLA for mesh removal and as the date for surgery approaches, we are overwhelmed by things we have to do at home.  Before we leave and because most of us are Moms,…
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