Tag Archive: UCLA

Reactive Arthritis

As always, if I know someone who reaches out to me to ask if I have heard of other women who have been diagnosed with something I have not heard of, I first research to find out what it is…
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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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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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The Scamming State

Two years ago I began warning women about the loan scams that were beginning to pop up like weeds on Facebook. It began when I was on a support group run by Jane Akre, but I was trying to get…
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Document Your Mesh Journey

Mesh Angel art by my daughter Kim. I am posting this on Mother’s Day and I just want to wish every mother who on this journey, a very Happy Mother’s Day. This blog is my Mother’s Day gift to every…
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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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Served Our Country & Meshed Up

This week I noticed a comment come in on this blog and when I had it I knew I had to help this woman. We spoke on the phone and she told me she had been in the Army for…
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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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