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Since: Nov 12

Sydney, Australia

#7071 Jan 12, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Suzy, Suzy, Suzy.....never WANTED someone to GET an IMPLANT until I read your post!!! Maybe a Bulldog suppostitory? Or tied up inside dufflebag with a cobra, a cat, a rabid chihuahua, a couple of used disposable diapers AND Nancy Pelosi!( kind of a two-fer!) THEN tossed of Niagra Falls. Yeah, that about says it.
Hi All Meshed Up, I am with you, what a pompous cow Zuzy Zusy is, obviously never had mesh problems, sweetheart Zuzy get a mesh implant and then preach. I strongly suggest you get off this site, because you really are making me more sick then I already am. How would you like passing razors, and poo your pants, just some of the side effects. From down under pull your f... head in and dont preach until you have experienced what most of us have. Have a lovely day you preaching cow Suzy.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7072 Jan 12, 2013
Sonia_59 wrote:
<quoted text>Hi All Meshed Up, I am with you, what a pompous cow Zuzy Zusy is, obviously never had mesh problems, sweetheart Zuzy get a mesh implant and then preach. I strongly suggest you get off this site, because you really are making me more sick then I already am. How would you like passing razors, and poo your pants, just some of the side effects. From down under pull your f... head in and dont preach until you have experienced what most of us have. Have a lovely day you preaching cow Suzy.
Have not heard from you lately, Sonia! How are you doing? Any progress? Had an interview the other day and was mentioning to the reporter how the mesh problem is spreading. I was thinking of you in Australia and Blair in Canada when I mentioned this. As far as "Suzy" goes, all she is is a "Robo-Blogger". Probably does not even realize what she has been paid to do and where or for what. Mesh has no impact on her life other than giving her a minimum wage job to make believe that mesh HAS made an impact on her life. Kind of sad all the way around, yes? Just another vulture trying to make money off the misery of others.Glad to hear from you again. Wishing you and your Family a Very Happy New Year and with Hopes of a speedy recovery for you. Best Wishes......
AnySuggestion

Lake Villa, IL

#7073 Jan 12, 2013
nomeshno wrote:
<quoted text>Mesh is poison, it is known to damage endocrine system, cause autoimmune disease, I think MS is autoimmune (not exactly sure). If your health began going down after the mesh, it is highly likely the cause could be mesh. Btw, I would get a second opinion on LS diagnosis, drs. And Radiologists misdiagnose disease at times, they are Human. You know your body the best. My instincts were always correct for yrs but I was denied the truth by numerous drs. I finally had to find the truth on my own via internet.
Thank You nomeshno...MS is an autoimmune disease...I was actually relieved when I was diagnosed as it answered questions to a few problems I had been having.....After realizing how little Doctors actually know about MS amazes me. The shots, and then the pills he put me on made things even worse, not to mention they cost $30-50k a year! I am getting a second opinion on Tuesday, hopefully this Dr. will at least act like he cares.....I mentioned the mesh implant and how I have felt pressure/pain in that area to my Nuero, and he said "Hmm., you should probably see a surgeon and get an ex-ray" Oh Really Doc? Thanks for the great advise....I was expecting to hear "We should get that looked at ASAP", but when he said what he did, I realized I need to go to a different hospital as I'm sure he didn't want to deal with it because I had it done at the same hospital who signs his checks, and of course, the hospital doesn't keep records back to 1995, so I have no idea what mesh was used at this point....After reading all of the horror stories on here, it just makes me wonder if the mesh has caused my problems? As I said, it's not about the money, I'm 42, own a construction co., there is just no way I could work feeling like this if I had to(off due to cold weather)I'm not going the disability route as my Nuero also suggested, and then said "At least you'll always have your memories" I walked out the door...Hope that made sense, trying to make a long story short. Again, Thank You for responding, hopefully I will get some answers to this in a few days...Have a great weekend, GO PACK!
AnySuggestion

Lake Villa, IL

#7074 Jan 12, 2013
Suzie wrote:
Hernia mesh patches and other similar devices like pelvic mesh slings have been initially highly regarded due to the benefits they offer to people enduring hernia, prolapse, or urinary incontinence. Although treatments carry their own distinct risk of side effects, the notion that these medical devices have reportedly caused ongoing pain and almost irrevocable damage to some patients could be really appalling. There is information at http://www.bladderslingrecall.us that could be a great reference to people interested.
"Suzie", REALLY???.... do me a favor, set the crack pipe down for a while, sober up, and read the posts on here. If its not the crack pipe that made you write that amazingly ignorant comment, you must work for one of the companies that make mesh implants? Or maybe a Dr. who made millions, whoa wait, 90% of all Dr.'s have a brain so that cant be... Either way, you are extremely inconsiderate(I'm trying to be nice)..... Then again, why be nice to a moronic, ignorant, know it all like yourself.... I never would have ever thought I would say something like this to another human being, but you deserve it-----I hope your health goes down hill in one way or another in the very near future, and a doctor uses a procedure that is known to have terrible side effects and you suffer, and suffer BADLY to the point that you need to read and understand what others with your condition have been through.... DO NOT REPLY BACK TO ME, I WROTE THAT AS NICLY AS I POSSIBLY COULD, BETTER YET, DO NOT EVEN GET ON THIS SITE UNLESS YOU ARE SUFFERING AND NEED TO LEARN WHAT OTHERS WITH YOUR CONDIION HAVE BEEN THROUGH! Dear God, please help insanely ignorant people like "Suzie", AMEN
patty

Eugene, OR

#7075 Jan 12, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Please don't change Patty!!!! Jeez anything other than cantankerous would be SCARY!!! Yep!! Manning is looking great! The Ravens scare me a bit especially if They are ALL healthy! The advertisers are getting more than annoying. Vultures. Hope you and yours are doing well. Best Wishes......
Hey niw, I was being nice! Haha! why thank you darlin! Perhaps its that my usual kind and outgoing nature has become bitchy due to sitting home with my hubby watching him get sicker and weaker by the month. It really does hurt. I miss riding our harleys and hiking up to the best honey holes to catch the best steelhead. I miss watching him play football in the street on holidays with our boys. I miss him being strong and healthy. I miss life! Thats enough of that. At least Manning gave us a great year! Great game though! Now im going for GB! Also im sick of the ads by people who really really dont care about anyone here. Best wishes your way too!!!
patty

Eugene, OR

#7076 Jan 12, 2013
Id gladly shove a mesh up ms Suzis ass . Then she will know what mesh pain is all about. Ill go soap my mouth now.
patty

Eugene, OR

#7077 Jan 12, 2013
AnySuggestion wrote:
<quoted text>
"Suzie", REALLY???.... do me a favor, set the crack pipe down for a while, sober up, and read the posts on here. If its not the crack pipe that made you write that amazingly ignorant comment, you must work for one of the companies that make mesh implants? Or maybe a Dr. who made millions, whoa wait, 90% of all Dr.'s have a brain so that cant be... Either way, you are extremely inconsiderate(I'm trying to be nice)..... Then again, why be nice to a moronic, ignorant, know it all like yourself.... I never would have ever thought I would say something like this to another human being, but you deserve it-----I hope your health goes down hill in one way or another in the very near future, and a doctor uses a procedure that is known to have terrible side effects and you suffer, and suffer BADLY to the point that you need to read and understand what others with your condition have been through.... DO NOT REPLY BACK TO ME, I WROTE THAT AS NICLY AS I POSSIBLY COULD, BETTER YET, DO NOT EVEN GET ON THIS SITE UNLESS YOU ARE SUFFERING AND NEED TO LEARN WHAT OTHERS WITH YOUR CONDIION HAVE BEEN THROUGH! Dear God, please help insanely ignorant people like "Suzie", AMEN
Haha! Love it!

Since: Nov 12

Toukley, Australia

#7078 Jan 12, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Have not heard from you lately, Sonia! How are you doing? Any progress? Had an interview the other day and was mentioning to the reporter how the mesh problem is spreading. I was thinking of you in Australia and Blair in Canada when I mentioned this. As far as "Suzy" goes, all she is is a "Robo-Blogger". Probably does not even realize what she has been paid to do and where or for what. Mesh has no impact on her life other than giving her a minimum wage job to make believe that mesh HAS made an impact on her life. Kind of sad all the way around, yes? Just another vulture trying to make money off the misery of others.Glad to hear from you again. Wishing you and your Family a Very Happy New Year and with Hopes of a speedy recovery for you. Best Wishes......
Hi how are you? I am finally seeing another Colorectal Surgeon this week in Brisbane, unfortunately I live on the Gold Coast, and all the specialist on the Coast are a waste of space. Could you do me a favour and try and find out if there are any legal procedings against Cook Medical Pty Ltd, and their product Biodesign Surgisis, the lawyers acting on my behalf found this after they read the hospital records. On this Suzy, I beleive the people on this site should give these c... as much hell as possible, it makes my blood boil that they could just get on this forum and judge and be so condocending towards us who suffer. Anyway, let me know how you go with this Biodesign Surgisis, and I will let you know how I go with the specialist, my fear is that this mesh has attached itself to my bowel or wrapped itself around the steel I have in my back. Lots of Love from down under, Sonia.
Lucy

Joshua, TX

#7080 Jan 13, 2013
In April, 2011 I had to have my gall bladder removed. At the time, the Dr. also repaired two small hernias. In April, 2012, I was having severe stomach pains, with a diagnosis of a large hernia. He told me if I had the surgery, there could be complications, some due to the fact that I am overweight. I had to see a cardiologist and have a complete cardiology workup done before the surgeon would repair the hernia. After getting an all clear from the cardiologist, surgery, hernia repair with mesh implant was done. After surgery, my body began rejecting the staples he used to close the incision and one of the drains fell out. He took out the staples and bandaged me up. Eventually he turned me over to a wound care specialist. The incision was not healing, two areas had opened back up and was draining. I endured about four months of going doctor visits at least twice a week trying to get it healed. There were evenings when I would sit with a bucket in front of me to catch the drainage as it squirted out. One evening, a portion of the mesh about 4"x6" even came out of the one opening. I was asked by the second doctor why the first didn't have me on antibiotics. The original surgeon said he would do a "superficial incision", clean out all of the dead tissue and apply a wound vac. My superficial incision turned out to be about 5 inches long and he had hollowed out my stomach fatty tissue to about 12 inches across. He changed the wound vac the first couple times then turned me back over to the wound care specialist. The first time the second doctor changed it, there was a lot of dead tissue in there again and they ended up cutting that all out while I was fully awake.(And in pain!) I had the wound vac on for about 3 1/2 months. I just had it removed and can finally live a halfway normal life. This has caused us thousands and thousands of dollars in medical costs not to mention lost income, pain, suffering and family life. I'm not sure what kind of mesh the Dr. put in, but I do remember him saying something about it being a biologic mesh made from pigs(?). Every time I have seen him he just reminds me that he warned me there could be complications before the surgery. Yeah, I understand complications, but here I am 9 months later and still not completely healed. Plus he told me after the second surgery that I wouldn't need to come to his office, since the other doctor was in the same building, he would just see me at that doctors office. He knew I was seeing Dr.#2 three times a week and the time. Dr.#2's office even called him when I was there and he was always busy in surgery or in clinic to come down and see me. My question is this. Does anyone out there think there should be a lawsuit filed over this? I really dislike the people that sue for everything, but would I really have a leg to stand on?

Since: Nov 12

Sydney, Australia

#7081 Jan 13, 2013
Lucy wrote:
In April, 2011 I had to have my gall bladder removed. At the time, the Dr. also repaired two small hernias. In April, 2012, I was having severe stomach pains, with a diagnosis of a large hernia. He told me if I had the surgery, there could be complications, some due to the fact that I am overweight. I had to see a cardiologist and have a complete cardiology workup done before the surgeon would repair the hernia. After getting an all clear from the cardiologist, surgery, hernia repair with mesh implant was done. After surgery, my body began rejecting the staples he used to close the incision and one of the drains fell out. He took out the staples and bandaged me up. Eventually he turned me over to a wound care specialist. The incision was not healing, two areas had opened back up and was draining. I endured about four months of going doctor visits at least twice a week trying to get it healed. There were evenings when I would sit with a bucket in front of me to catch the drainage as it squirted out. One evening, a portion of the mesh about 4"x6" even came out of the one opening. I was asked by the second doctor why the first didn't have me on antibiotics. The original surgeon said he would do a "superficial incision", clean out all of the dead tissue and apply a wound vac. My superficial incision turned out to be about 5 inches long and he had hollowed out my stomach fatty tissue to about 12 inches across. He changed the wound vac the first couple times then turned me back over to the wound care specialist. The first time the second doctor changed it, there was a lot of dead tissue in there again and they ended up cutting that all out while I was fully awake.(And in pain!) I had the wound vac on for about 3 1/2 months. I just had it removed and can finally live a halfway normal life. This has caused us thousands and thousands of dollars in medical costs not to mention lost income, pain, suffering and family life. I'm not sure what kind of mesh the Dr. put in, but I do remember him saying something about it being a biologic mesh made from pigs(?). Every time I have seen him he just reminds me that he warned me there could be complications before the surgery. Yeah, I understand complications, but here I am 9 months later and still not completely healed. Plus he told me after the second surgery that I wouldn't need to come to his office, since the other doctor was in the same building, he would just see me at that doctors office. He knew I was seeing Dr.#2 three times a week and the time. Dr.#2's office even called him when I was there and he was always busy in surgery or in clinic to come down and see me. My question is this. Does anyone out there think there should be a lawsuit filed over this? I really dislike the people that sue for everything, but would I really have a leg to stand on?
Hi Lucy, sorry to hear you in so much pain. I have been taking penicilin for about six months now to keep the infection caused by mesh under control. I wrote about the Biodesign .... from Cook Medical Pty Ltd, has anyone heard of it or had been implanted with it? and are there any legal proceedings under foot, or has Cook Medical Pty Ltd now been taken over by Johnson and Johnson. The mesh problem is not only in the U.S., Canada, Australia but it is also in Europe and probably world wide, this class action suit is enormous and it is world wide. If any one has any information about this Biodesign Surgisis please let me now. On the subject of this moron Suzy, I would like to personally shove it up her arse and push it way in and then let it ferment in her and then wait for what she has to say. Kind regards Down Under Sonia, all take care.
patty

Eugene, OR

#7082 Jan 13, 2013
Ive been following the Ethicon trial on MMDND . Thanks to Jane Akre for her hard work on the updates. Very interisting.
Susie in Texas

Abilene, TX

#7084 Jan 13, 2013
Barbara wrote:
Susie, did Dr. Petersen remove your mesh? Can you elaborate on your experience? I hope so! It is the 'post and run' posts that really bother me. Thanks.
Sorry I didn't get this answered sooner. Dr. Peterson DID remove my mesh and repaired my hernia. He is a wonderful doctor and I will use him again because I have another hernia, not because of anything he did. You won't be sorry you used him.
tarina

United States

#7085 Jan 14, 2013
My boyfriends dad has mesh in his stomach and bleeds out of his belly button and is always in pain and doctors know but nothing is being done
Lucy

Joshua, TX

#7086 Jan 14, 2013
I was finally put on antibiotics by another doctor because I had an ingrown toenail removed. I was on I think it was Clindamyacin for 2 weeks, then another antibiotic for 3 more weeks (by the wound care specialist. I can't take any penicillin or sulfa drug because I'm allergic to them. They did a culture of the infection and I heard one of the nurses say MRSA. I had an appointment with the original surgeon the next day, so they were letting him handle the infection. He told me it is normal for everyone to have a certain amount of bacteria in a wound and he wasn't concerned about it. Shortly after that was when I had the toenail removed, so the antibiotic really helped out on that one! Once the wound care specialist saw how much better I was doing on the antibiotic, he kept it going for another 3 weeks. I was really skeptic on having the original surgeon do the second surgery, but once he assured us it would only be a superficial incision and that he could get me in within a couple days, we went ahead and let him do the second surgery. Fortunately I have an awesome hubby who has gone with me to all my doctor appointments and changed dressings anytime I needed him. I am down now with a wound approx. 4 inches across and 1/2 inch deep. After my last CT scan, just before the second surgery, they assured me that the mesh that remained in there was still where it belonged.
patty

Eugene, OR

#7087 Jan 14, 2013
Lucy wrote:
I was finally put on antibiotics by another doctor because I had an ingrown toenail removed. I was on I think it was Clindamyacin for 2 weeks, then another antibiotic for 3 more weeks (by the wound care specialist. I can't take any penicillin or sulfa drug because I'm allergic to them. They did a culture of the infection and I heard one of the nurses say MRSA. I had an appointment with the original surgeon the next day, so they were letting him handle the infection. He told me it is normal for everyone to have a certain amount of bacteria in a wound and he wasn't concerned about it. Shortly after that was when I had the toenail removed, so the antibiotic really helped out on that one! Once the wound care specialist saw how much better I was doing on the antibiotic, he kept it going for another 3 weeks. I was really skeptic on having the original surgeon do the second surgery, but once he assured us it would only be a superficial incision and that he could get me in within a couple days, we went ahead and let him do the second surgery. Fortunately I have an awesome hubby who has gone with me to all my doctor appointments and changed dressings anytime I needed him. I am down now with a wound approx. 4 inches across and 1/2 inch deep. After my last CT scan, just before the second surgery, they assured me that the mesh that remained in there was still where it belonged.
MRA is treated with potent medicine. Its methicillin resistant, the MR iin MRSA. Sure some bacteria is present but MRSA is most often found in hospitals, nursing homes and once you get it, its the gift that keeps on giving. Be very careful. It can come back and is highly contagious. Hope you heal well. Good luck.
michelle

Lexington, MA

#7088 Jan 14, 2013
Hi. Wish I would have come across all this info about mesh before my surgery! I am almost a year post hernia repair and have frequent sharp pain, a nearly constant tugging and a concave/constricted area where my skin is being pulled inward towards the mesh. I had a consultation with Dr. Goodyear in PA and trying myofascial release, but considering another surgery. I was wondering if anyone has found nonsurgical pain relief and what the risk of worsening pain is with another surgery. Also, has anyone sought legal recourse direced at the mesh companies or surgeon? This pain has had a devistating impact on my life.
George

Payson, AZ

#7089 Jan 15, 2013
michelle wrote:
Hi. Wish I would have come across all this info about mesh before my surgery! I am almost a year post hernia repair and have frequent sharp pain, a nearly constant tugging and a concave/constricted area where my skin is being pulled inward towards the mesh. I had a consultation with Dr. Goodyear in PA and trying myofascial release, but considering another surgery. I was wondering if anyone has found nonsurgical pain relief and what the risk of worsening pain is with another surgery. Also, has anyone sought legal recourse direced at the mesh companies or surgeon? This pain has had a devistating impact on my life.
Michelle,
Try lidocain injections for pain relief. These may work for days to months. They desensitize your nerves in and around the mesh scar tissue and adhesions. No doctor can honestly state another surgery will make good as new. However, removing the mesh, assessing the damage, and repairing any defects will probably improve your quality of life. In reality there is no such thing as a one surgery plan for fully cured abdominal problems. Your complications occurred in less than a year - which is how long the scaring/mesh remodeling takes at a minimum - as designed. Very few of us just have hernia repair with mesh, complications, second surgery to remove mesh/ fix damage and all is fine (we wish!) Many hernia repairs are a one shot for zero complications.
I suggest seeing a local legal consult, file a FDA MAUDE report and then see where you stand. Go here for a step by step. http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/ But above all, get healthy, quality of life is not trivial matter. Be strong and remember you have many brothers and sister on your side> G
Steph

United States

#7091 Jan 15, 2013
Alina Thornburg wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi: I just had an old mesh removed Dec 2011 and had the ultrapro put in. I am five months out from the surgery and am in more pain then before. Like you, I have to be in a certain position to get any relief and it isn't much. Any movement that envolves the abdomen, eating etc, causes me to hurt so bad that I can hardly stand it. Im always in pain to a egree. It never stops. The only time Im unaware of the pain is when Im able to sleep. Not sure whats been recalled as for as hernia mesh. I wish you the best. I know how you are feeling.
Alina, I can relate. I had 5 hernias repaired/removed in my abdomen 7/06. They used Ultrapro Mesh patches on both inguinial nerves. I started back in pain less than a year later. Constant severe pain ever since. No doctor will do surgery because i've had too many and will create worse problems with the adhesions. All I can say is thank God I found a pain mgt doc who is not a pillmill & believes in my pain. I keep on the FDA recall list waiting to see them recall these horrible and pain inducing patches. Good luck. Steph, Jax, FL
Gloria

United States

#7092 Jan 16, 2013
My husband has complications from mesh implants for hernias, and I am looking for a good doctor in the Austin, TX area who is sympathetic to these situations, and will give us some help. Anyone have any suggestions?
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7093 Jan 17, 2013
Gloria wrote:
My husband has complications from mesh implants for hernias, and I am looking for a good doctor in the Austin, TX area who is sympathetic to these situations, and will give us some help. Anyone have any suggestions?
I do not know a thing about this guy but Dr. Brian Feagins in Dallas. Do a search on him, see what you think and give him a call. Best of Luck.....

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