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All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7809 May 19, 2013
And Please...to all the "New" victims coming on this Forum....THERE IS ONLY 1 RECALL! It concerns the Kugel Large Oval Patch with the RETAINING RING. Every thing else is a FDA "WARNING" and most of those are for the TVT/Gyno meshs for women. Although all meshs are made of the same basic materials the Womens' Gyno Meshs are the "Newest Warning" that the FDA has issued. We have victims coming on this Forum who have seen a Lawyer advertisment that leads them to believe there is a "Recall" but the Lawyers are just "Trolling" for clients. If they can get enough victims with enough damage done to them the Lawyer will "Try" to get a Multi District Litigation ( MDL ) going. But Please realize that the Lawyers are "Picking and Choosing" who gets representation and who is S.O.L.. So, PLEASE check with the FDA's website and read for yourself about what the FDA says about Mesh complaints and which meshs have had a "Warning" issued about them. And while you are there MAKE A MAUDE report yourself! This is very important for ALL Mesh victims! I know this info maybe hard for you to understand at this time but if you read the back pages of this forum, and I mean WAY back, you will start to understand what you are up against. You will also read what ALL of the posters on here are going through, have gone through and you will find that you are not alone nor crazy as some in the Medical community may imply. We all are here to Help you but you need to help yourself too. Get your records together, be informed about what has been implanted in you and for what reason. Do not let the Dr.'s B.S. you into believeing that Mesh is benign and that the problems you are having are "in your head". Again, read the past postings and you will find many of the answers to your questions. Best Wishes and Good Luck......It's a really Crappy Club we all now belong to.
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7810 May 19, 2013
Tabitha wrote:
Hello all. I am one of the mesh victims that has commented here on the forum. Today,I am commenting because I am just sick and tired. Has any one else been screwed by their lawyer as I have. Can someone please give me some input on this.I refused the kugel mesh settlement. Although I refused it,my lawyer sent info to medicare and they are suing me for the cost of my surgery. The conversations I had with my attorney,I felt I was being forced to accept and because I said no,they started being very rude to me. I explained this to medicare,sent them a copy of my refusal but they have already sent this to dept of treasury.HELP. Bless u all.
Hi Tabitha, please get back to us on here about your concerns. Did you take an "Advance" on your Law Suit? If you did then you do not have a chance. The majority of Plaintiffs in the Bard/Kugel MDL got screwed. Motley Rice or as I like to call them, "The Motley Crew", made MILLIONS on that MDL. If you took an Advance or possibly in the fine print of your "Contract" with that "esteemed" Law Firm there may be a provision that allowed Insurance Companies, MediCare/MediCaid and in some cases Hospitals to be ahead of the line to the Trough after the Lawyers of course. I have heard quite a few stories that are starting to come out, as some of the Posters on here know, that confirm what an absolute Scam was perpetrated on those "Lucky Few" that were represented by The Motley Crew. Everybody got money before the Mesh Victims and that cannot be argued anymore. Unfortunately for these victims, the Courts, The Lawyers, The Government, The Insurance Companies and, Yes, The Manufacturers were ALL in this agreement to the detriment of the Victims. So Tabitha, let me know what you signed, what you "Agreed to and what, if any, Paperwork was sent to you by Medicare/Medicaid. Thanks much and Best of Luck......
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7811 May 20, 2013
As I read my previous post, I realize how much private info I just asked for. Please excuse me when I ask for this information "Out in the "Open". I apologize and I will try to explain. We,( I'm trying not to be presumptious, Folks!) all on here are not only trying to understand what is going on with "Our" mesh, but with All Mesh products because they are all basically the same. We, as Victims of Mesh know what Mesh can and Does do. And, unfortunatley along with the Physical and Medical aspects comes the Legal side of our situation. There are many Mesh Victims that did not get a chance for legal representation for SO many reasons. Those of you that were able to "Participate" in the Rhode Island MDL ( since you have not mentioned what Court your case was taken I will assume R.I.) were not, in MY belief, given "The Full and Capable Rule of Law". And, there Tabitha is why I would ask those questions. Hopefully in time what needs to be publicly known won't come from a forum such as this. I you would like to talk to you in private,a confidential conversation about your case, I would greatly appreciate it. Let me know. Thank You....
Michelle

Brooklyn, NY

#7812 May 23, 2013
This mesh patch has been linked by medical experts to serious health risks and even possible death. A recall was issued for the safety of patients. If you know anyone who has or may have this, let them know of the potential dangers. Read more about the side effects here at http://www.avaultavaginalmeshlawsuit.com
Tabitha

Houston, TX

#7813 May 23, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Gosh, where the heck to begin? First off, I am so Sorry that you are being used as a pawn in what I believe is a huge scam. MediCare/Medicaid want to be paid back as do the insurance companies for any surgery when there is settlement. They ALL ran to the trough when the Kugel/Bard case came up for decision. The Lawyers made money, the Insurance Companies/MediCare/Medicaid got some of their outlay back, the Courts got to say "Looky what we did" and the Mesh Victim got squat. The Lawyer is upset because your 40% was already accounted for in his final take.( Mercedes Benz payment due?) My feeling about this, and I will check other sources for you, is that how can MediCare ask for part of something that is not there. You did not get a settlement and your decision not to settle has not a thing to do with them because THEY are not part of your legal agreement. The Lawyer just wants to be paid for services rendered. That is understandable and I think you would agree with that. BUT you did not want nor get a settlement as it stands now and so a demand of payment does not stand. If Medicaid was expecting to "Grab" a chunk of your settlement were you notified as such? Did you recieve a letter from them stating that? Or were they waiting on the sidelines for the courts decision, file paperwork and just take it? If you had an agreement with Medicaid subsequent to a settlement, that COULD be construed as a "Legal and Binding Agreement" and then you are stuck. But if not, then there was no settlemnt and they are S.O.L.. Unfortunately so are you at this point because I do not believe there are any further court dates for that particular MDL and Bard/Kugel is refusing any other settlements or negotiations. Sorry for being long winded here but I would say that you are NOT liable for payments to anyone from a settlement that was NOT recieved. As I said I will check other sources more familiar with that MDL and will post by Monday. Let me know about my questions though as that will be decisive. I truly wish you the Best and Hope we can help you out. Do NOT let them bully you or cause you distress. Till Later.....Best Wishes....
Thank u so much AMU,sorry it took a few days to get back to u,I am ill quite a bit because of my mesh,it's times it's hard to get out if bed. The package my lawyer sent to me,I would not return it,they sent it several times but I refused to sign it. I sent them a letter refusing their offer but they went forth anyway with what they wanted to.
Tabitha

Houston, TX

#7814 May 23, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Hi Tabitha, please get back to us on here about your concerns. Did you take an "Advance" on your Law Suit? If you did then you do not have a chance. The majority of Plaintiffs in the Bard/Kugel MDL got screwed. Motley Rice or as I like to call them, "The Motley Crew", made MILLIONS on that MDL. If you took an Advance or possibly in the fine print of your "Contract" with that "esteemed" Law Firm there may be a provision that allowed Insurance Companies, MediCare/MediCaid and in some cases Hospitals to be ahead of the line to the Trough after the Lawyers of course. I have heard quite a few stories that are starting to come out, as some of the Posters on here know, that confirm what an absolute Scam was perpetrated on those "Lucky Few" that were represented by The Motley Crew. Everybody got money before the Mesh Victims and that cannot be argued anymore. Unfortunately for these victims, the Courts, The Lawyers, The Government, The Insurance Companies and, Yes, The Manufacturers were ALL in this agreement to the detriment of the Victims. So Tabitha, let me know what you signed, what you "Agreed to and what, if any, Paperwork was sent to you by Medicare/Medicaid. Thanks much and Best of Luck......
Hello again AMU. No,I did not get any advances or anything. Medicare sent me a conditional payment letter and stated it would not be processed until they received settlement information which include the settlement amount,my signature,the date and the closing statement that reflected the actual amounts. I contacted Medicare and told them I did not accept settlement and sent them a copy of refusal letter and was told nothing would go forth until settlement agreements were made. What happened? Was my signature forged? I still have those packages in my possession.Never sent them back.
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7815 May 23, 2013
Tabitha wrote:
<quoted text> Hello again AMU. No,I did not get any advances or anything. Medicare sent me a conditional payment letter and stated it would not be processed until they received settlement information which include the settlement amount,my signature,the date and the closing statement that reflected the actual amounts. I contacted Medicare and told them I did not accept settlement and sent them a copy of refusal letter and was told nothing would go forth until settlement agreements were made. What happened? Was my signature forged? I still have those packages in my possession.Never sent them back.
Hi Tabitha, It sounds more like the Government got some paperwork from the Lawyer and acted upon it. You should not have to pay anything for a "Settlement" that never happened. Has the Treasury been informed directly, that you did not get a settlement? If not, then I would find the "Agent" in charge of those "Payments" and inform them of the situation. Please keep any and all correspondence. Let us know how it goes.......Best Wishes...
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7816 May 24, 2013
Michelle wrote:
This mesh patch has been linked by medical experts to serious health risks and even possible death. A recall was issued for the safety of patients. If you know anyone who has or may have this, let them know of the potential dangers. Read more about the side effects here at http://www.avaultavaginalmeshlawsuit.com
As soon as I can find out how to contact your Law Firm I will make sure you know how most, if not all of us feel about Lawyers useing this site for Free Advertiseing. Your website wants us to subscribe to your Lawyer letter by giving you our e-mail address without giving a contact number for YOU. I doubt if you will read this but it is SCUM BAG Lawyers like you that fail the Victims of Mesh while making yourselves RICH. I will find your phone number and will tell you what I think about your tactics with no uncertain terminology. You are nothing but VULTURES trolling for victims to use, abuse and REFUSE. KMA!
Dot

Crestview, FL

#7817 May 26, 2013
My heart goes out to all of you. I know the nightmare that you are going through. I wish my husband would have had the chance to have had the Marlex mesh patch removed from his body.
My husband had been to several oncologist amongst the many other specialist.. I don't think they even questioned the inguinal and the femoral hernia surgeries that he had - one in 1993 - the other in 2000. And an umbilical one in 2009 (part of another surgery)
When I look back and remember all of the forms that I helped him fillout in the doctors offices, accounting for all his medical history including that of his family - and that he continued complain of the pain in his groin - I am angry, disgusted, and sad - I don't recall the doctors ever discussing the possibly that the surgery and mesh were to blame.
Between 2000 (the year of the 2nd surgery) and 2006 my husband's spleen grew to the size of a football. He was diagnosed as having an autoimmune disorder - splenomegaly, myleofibrosis, peyronies, and later colon cancer. In October of 2009 he passed away.
Nothing will bring him back. He was robbed of his life and the quality of his life in the years that he suffered. To remain silent would be just as much a crime but I'm not sure what to do at this point... I want my late husband to have a voice and to be counted amongst the victims of this product. And for the makers of this product to know the pain and sorrow that they have caused all of us.
My thanks to all of you for sharing your posts. I hope that you will be successful in finding good surgeons to remove and help you heal from the pain that you are living with daily.
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7818 May 27, 2013
Dot wrote:
My heart goes out to all of you. I know the nightmare that you are going through. I wish my husband would have had the chance to have had the Marlex mesh patch removed from his body.
My husband had been to several oncologist amongst the many other specialist.. I don't think they even questioned the inguinal and the femoral hernia surgeries that he had - one in 1993 - the other in 2000. And an umbilical one in 2009 (part of another surgery)
When I look back and remember all of the forms that I helped him fillout in the doctors offices, accounting for all his medical history including that of his family - and that he continued complain of the pain in his groin - I am angry, disgusted, and sad - I don't recall the doctors ever discussing the possibly that the surgery and mesh were to blame.
Between 2000 (the year of the 2nd surgery) and 2006 my husband's spleen grew to the size of a football. He was diagnosed as having an autoimmune disorder - splenomegaly, myleofibrosis, peyronies, and later colon cancer. In October of 2009 he passed away.
Nothing will bring him back. He was robbed of his life and the quality of his life in the years that he suffered. To remain silent would be just as much a crime but I'm not sure what to do at this point... I want my late husband to have a voice and to be counted amongst the victims of this product. And for the makers of this product to know the pain and sorrow that they have caused all of us.
My thanks to all of you for sharing your posts. I hope that you will be successful in finding good surgeons to remove and help you heal from the pain that you are living with daily.
Dear Lady, I do not have the words to tell you how teribly Sorry I am for your Husbands suffering and his ultimate death. Your story of his surgeries, complaints and the Dr.'s denial of the damage mesh did to him is very familiar to all of us on this Forum. Death, Thank God, is NOT a familiar posting on here. Not only did he suffer but it is obvious from your Posting that you did also. There are many degrees of damage done by and the suffering caused by Mesh implants. Many of us on here have been through the "Disbelief" by Dr.'s of what we try to tell them. Some victims look completely healthy but are in pain 24/7/365 and it is hard for Friends, Family and sometimes Husband/Wives to understand what is truly going on. You don't have to be in a Hospital bed hooked up to IV's to be a Mesh victim. But in your Husbands case, the worst sort of complications caused by Mesh caused your Husbands death. I am sure that your experience with Mesh was nothing less than horrible. Horrible to watch and horrible to know the facts and not able to change them. Please except my sincerest and heartfelt condolences. I would hope that you would stay in touch with us here and let us know how you are doing. Please feel free to express your views and experiences on this Forum anytime. You are not alone with your suffering and grief. You will find that you are very Welcome here and there are many on here that can relate to what you have and are going through. Best Wishes and God Bless..........
Lin

Columbus, GA

#7819 May 28, 2013
:} Hi AMU, everyone else. As of last Tuesday 05/21/13, I went in and had knew surgery. Open the surgeon removed Gall Bladder full of stones first, in which back on 05/01, I had a real bad attack almost like having a stroke. Then he removed adhesions/ scar tissue. Removed the Proceed mesh 4x6" from 2010. He found 3 new hernia's underneath mesh. He repaired them. Along with fixing the Dia Rectus. He released on Friday, came home on the 24th Friday. No work for 6 months. He put me on marllex stool softern and pain med of Oxcod/acetamino 10-325 mg. 1 tab every 6 hrs. wraped in binder. and a drain bulb. So far not feeling to bad. In which husband been good about helping house work.. yet he got sick Saturday emergency room trip for him, For he has spiked blood presure and Benign Positional Vertigo. I walk behind him as support ,and hold him up for lost on balance. Some scary stuff. he was given meds only for nausea/vomiting. So this morning we both see my surgeon, taking care of each other.:) I have get op report later to let know the full details and the new mesh. so keep all updated. More interested in the mesh removal, in which he was very confindent, of removal with no damage to other organs and nerves. So at this time more worried about hubby. Post more later today on out come of both. and give surgeons name.
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7820 May 28, 2013
Lin wrote:
:} Hi AMU, everyone else. As of last Tuesday 05/21/13, I went in and had knew surgery. Open the surgeon removed Gall Bladder full of stones first, in which back on 05/01, I had a real bad attack almost like having a stroke. Then he removed adhesions/ scar tissue. Removed the Proceed mesh 4x6" from 2010. He found 3 new hernia's underneath mesh. He repaired them. Along with fixing the Dia Rectus. He released on Friday, came home on the 24th Friday. No work for 6 months. He put me on marllex stool softern and pain med of Oxcod/acetamino 10-325 mg. 1 tab every 6 hrs. wraped in binder. and a drain bulb. So far not feeling to bad. In which husband been good about helping house work.. yet he got sick Saturday emergency room trip for him, For he has spiked blood presure and Benign Positional Vertigo. I walk behind him as support ,and hold him up for lost on balance. Some scary stuff. he was given meds only for nausea/vomiting. So this morning we both see my surgeon, taking care of each other.:) I have get op report later to let know the full details and the new mesh. so keep all updated. More interested in the mesh removal, in which he was very confindent, of removal with no damage to other organs and nerves. So at this time more worried about hubby. Post more later today on out come of both. and give surgeons name.
Sorry to hear about your Husband but Very Happy to hear you are feeling "Better". Thanks for letting us know,Lin. Let us hope that this will be your road to recovery and the end of your suffering. Although I am no "Fan" of Mesh, it cannot be refuted that in some circumstances it is the one product that will work. That said, I hope that it "Works" for you. I send you my fondest Regards and Best Wishes! Let us know how you are doing and how your recovery is going.( Your Hubby Too!)
Lin

Columbus, GA

#7821 May 28, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry to hear about your Husband but Very Happy to hear you are feeling "Better". Thanks for letting us know,Lin. Let us hope that this will be your road to recovery and the end of your suffering. Although I am no "Fan" of Mesh, it cannot be refuted that in some circumstances it is the one product that will work. That said, I hope that it "Works" for you. I send you my fondest Regards and Best Wishes! Let us know how you are doing and how your recovery is going.( Your Hubby Too!)
:} Tanks alot AMU. Im not fan of mesh , yet I don't understand why I keep tearing out with abdominal hernia's like 3 in three yrs, under the mesh repair? i guess it's from vacuume cleaning. Once while push self perpel mower. Thinks use to do before. but not on every day bases. So guess life at a much slower pace. In which I'm not good about.. Anyway again Thanks for your thoughts and our thoughts to you and everyone else.
Sonia_59

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#7822 May 29, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text>When I approached my Dr at the V.A. about the possibility of chemical leaching from my little Monster I was given "The Look". Or the," WTF are you talking about reaction". It seems so far fetched to those that have not had to live with a mesh product inside them that 1. you are in pain all the time. 2. You are dealing with Bowel, Intestinal and possibly urinary problems that you suspect the mesh to have caused. 3. As I have been experiencing over the past few years, you get infections that do not make sense as to why they crop up. The infections in my case have been small and are taken care of with anti-biotics but why are they getting more frequent and stubborn to get rid of? I believe, as many of you have posted, that my immune system is being degregated because of my bodies 24/7/365 fight against this foreign object in me. 4. I go back to the chemical leeching aspect of mesh material into the body. Here lies a subject that the Medical community in all their technology and knowledge will not broach. The Link that PLC1999 has posted goes directly to the heart of this subject and provides, I believe, a diffinitive answer. Yes, we are slowly being poisoned from within by a supposed benign material. The pain, I have been able to handle. The infections are starting to bother me. The possibility of being poisoned scares the Hell out of me. Now that we are aware of this possibility what can we do? If the Medical Community and our wonderful FDA will not admit to much at all about mesh where can we turn for help? What, if anything can be done for, say me, a victim after 6-7 years of exposure? Especially if Dr.'s are scared to try and take the mesh out because of possible life threatening situations ( i.e. Close proximity to the Femoral Vein/Artery ). Kidney Dialysis to clean out the blood? But what about my liver and kidneys? Is it possible to "Get it all out"? With all that we discuss on here, with all the horror stories about open wounds and migration into organs and mass infections ect ect, what can be done about the chemicals? If proven true in all instances that WE ALL have been poisoned that puts the open wounds and mesh migration as just another one of many, many side effects of mesh but being poisoned has to be at the top of the list. Can you imagine? Even the folks that have not had one iota of any problems with mesh ( God Bless them ) are being poisoned! If that doesn't bring this whole house of cards down then I do not know what will. PLC1999, Im in Grand Junction, Co. and you can contact me at [email protected] I would be very intersted in getting a group together. I wish you ALL the Very Best and Hope that some day we will be proven right and then we can really kick some Manufacturer BUTT! With that thought......Best Wishes......
Hi, just got back onto the site, and I have sent you an email. Keep off the roof. Can you explain the poison part of chemical leeching? On the infection part I have been on antibiotics full-time for a year now so I know what you are saying about the infection, and the Infection Specialists is hoping that my body will purge itself of the foreign matter that is coming out to date. To all the other sufferers out there I hope you are coping as best as you can. Kindest regards Sonia
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7823 May 29, 2013
Sonia_59 wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, just got back onto the site, and I have sent you an email. Keep off the roof. Can you explain the poison part of chemical leeching? On the infection part I have been on antibiotics full-time for a year now so I know what you are saying about the infection, and the Infection Specialists is hoping that my body will purge itself of the foreign matter that is coming out to date. To all the other sufferers out there I hope you are coping as best as you can. Kindest regards Sonia
Hi there Sonia! Welcome back to the Forum. Yes, I got your mail and sent a return. As far as "Poisoning" is concerned, there have been many questions over the past 1-2 years concerning the possible leeching of chemical from Mesh implants that, if true, could explain some of the weirder symptoms that victims are complaining about. I have been of the opinion that the mere presence of mesh in the body causes the immune system to go into overdrive 24/7/365 even after the mesh has been "encapsulated" in tissue. But with possible leeching could a victim start experiencing ( as in Terlin's situation ) serious bowel problems, skin problems, Bladder/Kidney/Liver function disruption, serious headaches, "Ringing" in the ears, Balance/Vertigo problems etc, etc.? Yesterday I had an appt. with my "new" Dr. at the V.A. and had a short discussion about my problems with and concerns about my Mesh implant. As usual when talking about Mesh to a "Health Professional" you can watch the eyes as they "glaze" over. BUT! I brought up the fact that ALL Mesh is made from the same materials and that the complaints ( As seen on TV!!) of women with TVT/Gyno Mesh are the same as a guy/girl with a Hernia Mesh product. Now I had HER attention. SO! I am now being given an appt. with a General Surgeon and I am going to have a battery of tests done to my blood and lets see what we find. I doubt that I will be able to have my Mesh removed ( for many reasons ) but I may be able to confirm ( as a Hernia Mesh recipient AND a guy ) that we ARE being slowly poisoned by our Mesh and it doesn't matter if it is a Gyno product OR a Hernia product. We, as Guinea Pigs, must stand up and be PRO-ACTIVE! Go to your Dr. and ask the tough questions and do not let them "hem n hah" around the subject. Use the info found in the pages of this Forum, copy those pages and make them a "Gift" to your Doc! It is becoming very evident that we, as the perverbial Guinea Pig, need to "School" our Dr.'s. Make sure they know that YOU know what the Hell you are talking about and have documentation to back up your concerns. Let the Dr.'s come up with "documentation" to back up their B.S. speech about how great Mesh is, how benign and safe it is to use and compare notes! Just because he/she drives a Mercedes and has pretty Diploma on their wall does not mean you cannot confront them with facts, documentation and your concerns about your Mesh. Best Wishes to All.........
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7824 May 29, 2013
Lin wrote:
<quoted text>:} Tanks alot AMU. Im not fan of mesh , yet I don't understand why I keep tearing out with abdominal hernia's like 3 in three yrs, under the mesh repair? i guess it's from vacuume cleaning. Once while push self perpel mower. Thinks use to do before. but not on every day bases. So guess life at a much slower pace. In which I'm not good about.. Anyway again Thanks for your thoughts and our thoughts to you and everyone else.
To be perfectly Frank with you Lin, if you are "Over Weight" the possibility of a reoccuring hernia, whether because of a Mesh tear, Migration or the tissue goes "Around" the mesh, statistically increases. Also, because of several surgeries the abdominal wall is weakened and thus makes a reoccurence more possible. That is the main reason Mesh is used to "Reinforce" your abdomen. As far as activity goes, if you have given your body time to repair there should not be a problem. In recent studies, Ethicon/J&J found that the internal pressure caused by lifting whether a Body Builder or the 90 pound weakling is almost exactly the same. That is when they "Discovered" that their Original Prolene Mesh was 110 times stronger/heavier/thicker than neccesary and thus came up with the "New, Improved, Hunkey Dorey Thinner, Lighter" Mesh. Keep the Faith, Lin and I am sure I am not alone on here when I say that we are ALL hoping for your full recovery and can get back to your Professional Wrestling career soon! Best Wishes......
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#7825 May 29, 2013
I would,Again., Thank PLC1999 for the link to the TVT-No site. I have printed that article as part of my Documentation of concerns to the Surgical Dept. at the V.A.. It is with all of our participation on here that we can help each other learn more about what and is happening to us. It is articles such as the one written by Nonie Wildman ( April 2013 ) on the TVT-No website that do exactly that. Thank you PLC1999.....
Terlin

Ann Arbor, MI

#7826 May 29, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Hi there Sonia! Welcome back to the Forum. Yes, I got your mail and sent a return. As far as "Poisoning" is concerned, there have been many questions over the past 1-2 years concerning the possible leeching of chemical from Mesh implants that, if true, could explain some of the weirder symptoms that victims are complaining about. I have been of the opinion that the mere presence of mesh in the body causes the immune system to go into overdrive 24/7/365 even after the mesh has been "encapsulated" in tissue. But with possible leeching could a victim start experiencing ( as in Terlin's situation ) serious bowel problems, skin problems, Bladder/Kidney/Liver function disruption, serious headaches, "Ringing" in the ears, Balance/Vertigo problems etc, etc.? Yesterday I had an appt. with my "new" Dr. at the V.A. and had a short discussion about my problems with and concerns about my Mesh implant. As usual when talking about Mesh to a "Health Professional" you can watch the eyes as they "glaze" over. BUT! I brought up the fact that ALL Mesh is made from the same materials and that the complaints ( As seen on TV!!) of women with TVT/Gyno Mesh are the same as a guy/girl with a Hernia Mesh product. Now I had HER attention. SO! I am now being given an appt. with a General Surgeon and I am going to have a battery of tests done to my blood and lets see what we find. I doubt that I will be able to have my Mesh removed ( for many reasons ) but I may be able to confirm ( as a Hernia Mesh recipient AND a guy ) that we ARE being slowly poisoned by our Mesh and it doesn't matter if it is a Gyno product OR a Hernia product. We, as Guinea Pigs, must stand up and be PRO-ACTIVE! Go to your Dr. and ask the tough questions and do not let them "hem n hah" around the subject. Use the info found in the pages of this Forum, copy those pages and make them a "Gift" to your Doc! It is becoming very evident that we, as the perverbial Guinea Pig, need to "School" our Dr.'s. Make sure they know that YOU know what the Hell you are talking about and have documentation to back up your concerns. Let the Dr.'s come up with "documentation" to back up their B.S. speech about how great Mesh is, how benign and safe it is to use and compare notes! Just because he/she drives a Mercedes and has pretty Diploma on their wall does not mean you cannot confront them with facts, documentation and your concerns about your Mesh. Best Wishes to All.........
Also severe nerve burning pain, and head presure please all pray for me backed up with stool nothing works groin around hips numbing and burnig please pray for me
Margie

Blanding, UT

#7827 May 29, 2013
My Diagnosis/ Code: Bilateral Inguinal Hernias Procedure/ Laproscopic repair. I know their use the mesh because they said it was the best way for a long lasting repair. My surgery was in April 2001. I have looked for the doctor, he is no where to be found. My medical record they say have been destroyed. It was through workman's comp. First time I ever got hurt at work at 53 years old. Now I'm 66 years. I had open heart surgery last November. I do have a lot of pain in the groin area on both sides, in my lower back, and stomach area. I worry about infection because of my heart. I,m sorry to make a letter of this, but there is no one who can tell me what mesh pro ducted was used. I need some answers. But don't know where to go from here. Thanks Margie
Kathy S

San Francisco, CA

#7828 May 29, 2013
ALS wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you have pain right away or was this something that developed over time?
Was your surgery laparoscopic?
I had pain right away, but no one would listen. Since I have had hip surgery on the same side doctors always said the pain in my groin MUST be my hip. Yes, it was done laparoscopically and I had complications and had to go back to the hospital for 9 days.
UPDATE: 2 years ago it became so infected that I had to have surgery. They said it was a mess inside, but my dr was able to pick out the pieces of mesh and staples that had wrapped around my organs and twisted up my bladder. Rough surgery but I had no choice.

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