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Teresa

Kansas City, MO

#21 Jan 7, 2008
I had this surgery in Sept 2005 along with pelvic support surgery. I have never felt right after I had the surgery. I quit my job in 2007 because of the pain that I was having. I have leg pain, depression, and lower stomach pain. I once was very active person and enjoyed moving around alot. Now I feel like I can only do some much. I'm only 48 and in good health. I'm urge incontient and have a oab. I had to have pelvic support surgery for the 2nd time in 2007. In 1995 I had a bladder lift without the tvt device and it lasted for 10 years with no problems. After having my 2nd pelvic support surgery I went back to the doctor and he said everything was support ok. He sent me to the urologist and he is going to do a urodynamic study to evaluate my bladder symptoms in about two weeks. I had to beg me to get him to do the study. He acted like he never had anyone with problems with this surgery before. I'm very disappointed about the side effects and the doctors not telling me anything about them.
Julie

Stockport, UK

#22 Jan 11, 2008
hi all. i have recently had tvt op for a 2nd time. 1st time lasted 2 years but prolapsed again. gyneo informed me that mesh had moved as my partner had told me to let GP know as he could feel the sling and a stitch that had not disssolved within that 2 years! it is now 6 weeks post op and my partner and i attempted sex-well, it was so sore as if someone was cutting me with a knife. i could not continue and i have a very supportive and understanding partner-thank god. My gyneo had not even sent report of operation to GP and i have requested this 5 times now and told them that i intend to take legal action if i do not recieve them and a copy sent to GP asap by end of next week. I have been given all sorts of excuses like records were lost then surgoen didn't like wording of last sentence of report so it had to be amended-what a joke. Do they have something to hide are they biding time to make sure they have all correct info re: operation? i will keep you posted on how i heal as i have post op assessment Feb 18th. you all take care. God bless. Julie
PMC

Mount Olive, NC

#23 Jan 12, 2008
Tammy Robinson wrote:
I am so grateful that I found this site. I am a Canadian and just went for incontinence testing...think the whole incontinence testing is a farce to be quite honest with you...who knows better than the one who is incontinent...just to make more money. So surgery has been suggested to me and I knew in my gut that this was not all what is said to be. I have had complications from self disolving vicryl stitches before and needed to investigate this miracle called gynecare tvt...I am definitely not having anything of the sort. I am only 41, endured a hysterectomy at 34 and multiple bladder infections since. Does anyone have any experience with other forms of incontinence surgeries? If not I think I will stay incontinent instead of risking my life.
Please contact me at [email protected]
Tammy:

I had a burch surgical procedure proformed almost 6 years ago. Extremely painful operation, but did greatly improve, but not completely fix, my incontinence. I was considering having this TVT procedure performed because I was told it would completely eliminate my problem. However, after everything I'm reading, I think I'll stick with a pad while exercising. Seems like a small price to pay in comparison to what many are describing.
Jen

United States

#24 Jan 15, 2008
Thank you all for this sight. Thanks Lana, and I would like you all to know that your posts have helped me make my decision not to have this procedure. Just like the others, my gyn casually handed me the brochure and told me how wonderful it was, just like the others described! I was concerned it may affect my sex life somehow and so I am so glad I found all your posts. I will not have this procedue, I think you all are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT for being angry, and I think someone should send this site and story to Dateline, 60 Minutes, and all the news shows. I'm sure a reporter could do a great piece on this. Good luck to you all. And THANK YOU. You may have saved me all the suffering.
Tina

Phenix City, AL

#25 Jan 17, 2008
My 1st comment is 3 above: Well we waited another 2 weeks before we had sex again and my husband states he cannot feel the tape. We've had sex several times since with no problems. I highly recomend this procedure. I couldn't be happier.
Lana Miami

Elkview, WV

#26 Jan 21, 2008
Tina wrote:
My 1st comment is 3 above: Well we waited another 2 weeks before we had sex again and my husband states he cannot feel the tape. We've had sex several times since with no problems. I highly recomend this procedure. I couldn't be happier.
SO TINA,

WHAT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY DO YOU WORK FOR?

WHO ARE YOU KIDDING?

YOU WAITED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IT WENT AWAY.

IF YOU REALLY HAD THE PROCEDURE, THE TAPE WOULD NOT GO AWAY IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

THE GYNECARE TVT PROLENE (POLYPROPYLENE) MESH CAUSES NECROSIS OF TISSUE. IT KILLS THE TISSUE. THEN THE TISSUE HEALS. THEN THE PROLENE MESH KILLS THE TISSUE AGAIN. IT IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS.THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT IS TO REMOVE THE TAPE SURGICALLY.

I KNOW. I AM STILL HAVING IT REMOVED FROM THE INSIDE OF MY BLADDER SIX YEARS LATER...FROM THE INSIDE. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF MY BLADDER.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON IS KNOWN TO PAY A LOT OF MONEY TO CONTROL THE INTERNET....GOD FORBID WOMEN FIND OUT THE TRUTH AND YOU DON'T MAKE ANOTHER 11 BILLION DOLLARS ($11,000,000,000.00) IN PROFIT LIKE YOU DID IN 2006.

I KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND THEIR LAWYERS LIE...EVEN IN COURT. I HAVE COURT DOCUMENTS TO PROVE IT.

SO TINA, WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME? WHERE DO YOU LIVE? WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER? WHAT IS YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS? WHO WAS THE DOCTOR? WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE HOSPITAL? GIVE US SOME DETAILS SO WE KNOW YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH.

THIS SHOULD BE GOOD...I'M WAITING!!!

PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL THE WOMEN WHO ARE REALLY SUFFERING FROM THE GYNECARE TVT TAPE...I HOPE THAT YOU FIND A DOCTOR WHO CAN AND WILL HELP YOU...LANA

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Lana Miami

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Jan 24, 2008
Lana Miami wrote:
<quoted text>
SO TINA,
WHAT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY DO YOU WORK FOR?
WHO ARE YOU KIDDING?
YOU WAITED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IT WENT AWAY.
IF YOU REALLY HAD THE PROCEDURE, THE TAPE WOULD NOT GO AWAY IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
THE GYNECARE TVT PROLENE (POLYPROPYLENE) MESH CAUSES NECROSIS OF TISSUE. IT KILLS THE TISSUE. THEN THE TISSUE HEALS. THEN THE PROLENE MESH KILLS THE TISSUE AGAIN. IT IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS.THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT IS TO REMOVE THE TAPE SURGICALLY.
I KNOW. I AM STILL HAVING IT REMOVED FROM THE INSIDE OF MY BLADDER SIX YEARS LATER...FROM THE INSIDE. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF MY BLADDER.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON IS KNOWN TO PAY A LOT OF MONEY TO CONTROL THE INTERNET....GOD FORBID WOMEN FIND OUT THE TRUTH AND YOU DON'T MAKE ANOTHER 11 BILLION DOLLARS ($11,000,000,000.00) IN PROFIT LIKE YOU DID IN 2006.
I KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND THEIR LAWYERS LIE...EVEN IN COURT. I HAVE COURT DOCUMENTS TO PROVE IT.
SO TINA, WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME? WHERE DO YOU LIVE? WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER? WHAT IS YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS? WHO WAS THE DOCTOR? WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE HOSPITAL? GIVE US SOME DETAILS SO WE KNOW YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH.
THIS SHOULD BE GOOD...I'M WAITING!!!
PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL THE WOMEN WHO ARE REALLY SUFFERING FROM THE GYNECARE TVT TAPE...I HOPE THAT YOU FIND A DOCTOR WHO CAN AND WILL HELP YOU...LANA
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NO REPLY! NO TINA...THAT'S NOT A SURPRISE!

PLEASE TELL ANYONE YOU KNOW NOT TO HAVE THE GYNECARE TVT BLADDER SUSPENSION SURGERY...THAT INCLUDES ANY TVT PRODUCT, INCLUDING GYNECARE TVT SECUR (JUST A SMALLER MODEL OF THE ORIGINAL GYNECARE TVT CATALOG #810041)

KEETON VS. GYNECARE WORLDWIDE, ETHICON, INC AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON...MORE TO COME...I AM FILING MY APPEAL BRIEF IN FEBRUARY...THE TRUTH IS CONTINUING TO BE TOLD...

JUST REMEMBER...DAVID DID NOT THINK THAT GOLIATH WAS TOO BIG TO HIT. DAVID THOUGHT GOLIATH WAS TOO BIG TO MISS!!

JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ETHICON, INC AND GYNECARE WORLDWIDE...YOU ARE TOO BIG TO MISS!!

peace and blessings to all, Lana

Lana Keeton
P.O. Box 402494
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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mujare

Tucson, AZ

#29 Feb 1, 2008
Help, advise, incouragement, anythng. Here's my story, I had a cystocele/rectalcele in Jan 06. For the past 2 years my husband and I have suffered thru painful dysfuctional sex, time after time. I'm so depressed about ever having the surgery and agreeing to the mesh. Seeing my physicians did not help, my uro told me we needed to stretch things back out, the pain was in my head. My gyn didn't see any problems, also told me to get a taper candle and stretch. Well guess what? I saw a new gyn and she said that the mess inside my vaginal area has created like a shelf about a third of an inch deep about half way up. Now what you have to understand here, is that is what I have been saying to my physicians since 2 months after surgery. It never felt right. Now my new gyn is telling me this may be a really messy fix, if they can fix it. So I'm 47 yrs old and should plan on not having a sex life for the rest of my life...
mujare

Tucson, AZ

#30 Feb 1, 2008
So Lana tell me what I can do. I'm very bright and know how to research and have worked in the medical community for 25 yrs. I too feel it is time to take a stand for what this has done to me and thousands of other innocent women.
My Surgery is NEXT WEEK

San Luis Obispo, CA

#31 Feb 3, 2008
Soooo, if I am to understand this, I will trade an annoying problem into a life-changing, painful problem? So, are there none that have benefitted from this surgery? My surgeon says he does this surgery all the time. I have endured two hysterectomies, I do not want more pain or agony or life-altering changes to my anatomy....Too many sad stories here, if they are all true...I am reconsidering this surgery, almost too late, pre-op is Thursday Feb 3, 2008... email me if you get to this in time winecountryinn @ yahoo. com
Rhonda

Pooler, GA

#32 Feb 5, 2008
I had the surgery Apr 2007, with complications
from day one. Vaginal erosion, bacterial infection, pain. After a failed revision surgery
in October, I face another operation when I can
find an EXPERIENCED surgeon that is in my insurance network. I would much rather just deal
with the incontinence. I know women that have had
the surgery with no complications, but, why take the risk.
mujare

Tucson, AZ

#33 Feb 5, 2008
My Surgery is NEXT WEEK wrote:
Soooo, if I am to understand this, I will trade an annoying problem into a life-changing, painful problem? So, are there none that have benefitted from this surgery? My surgeon says he does this surgery all the time. I have endured two hysterectomies, I do not want more pain or agony or life-altering changes to my anatomy....Too many sad stories here, if they are all true...I am reconsidering this surgery, almost too late, pre-op is Thursday Feb 3, 2008... email me if you get to this in time winecountryinn @ yahoo. com
Hi, my advise to you is don't do it. A little bit of urine is much better than never having a normal sexual relationship with your partner again. Plus the frustation and pain with knowing that you agreed to such a surgery is horrible. If I could go back I would never have done it if I knew what I know now. Good Luck and God Bless.........
mujare

Tucson, AZ

#34 Feb 5, 2008
Rhonda wrote:
I had the surgery Apr 2007, with complications
from day one. Vaginal erosion, bacterial infection, pain. After a failed revision surgery
in October, I face another operation when I can
find an EXPERIENCED surgeon that is in my insurance network. I would much rather just deal
with the incontinence. I know women that have had
the surgery with no complications, but, why take the risk.
So you face another surgery? I'm just now being faced with the revision surgery. What kind of surgery did they do for the revision surgery? Did they remove the mesh? I just feel so lied to by my surgeon. I also wish I knew why certain women have such horrible problems with this surgery. I wish you luck and peace....
Lana Miami

Glendora, CA

#35 Feb 6, 2008
GO TO THE LINK BELOW AND ASK TO JOIN.

IT IS A PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP GROUP WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION TO HELP YOU...AND SOME GREAT REALLY SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE...

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/medicalm...

peace and blessings, Lana
Laurie

United States

#36 Feb 7, 2008
In 1999 I had a hysterectomy. In Dec 2001, I had vaginal reconstruction surgery. At that time my doctor told me about the invasive TVT sling. I was told that it would cure my bladder leakage. I was catherized for about 1 week. I feel an urgency to go but have had trouble emptying my bladder ever since. I have had several dilations but they don't seem to help. I also have pain at times and can feel rough edges of the tape. I have had bladder infections that have been so severe that they have turned into accute kidney infections. I still have the sling in but am worried about more serious side effects if loosened or removed. Can it be removed? The worst part is that I talked my mother into having the TVT sling put in at approximately the same time. My mother lives two states away. She came and stayed with me and thought that she was going to receive a miracle treatment. She went back home and had to return two weeks later to have the sling cut loose. She couldn't urinate and developed an infection. She has massive scar tissue from this surgery. She has been in pain and has absolutely no bladder control what so ever. It worsened her incontinence. It has made her depressed and embarressed. I feel so bad that I talked her into it. I should have done research first. Thanks goodness for your website to warn others before it's too late.
Paula

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Feb 8, 2008
Hello, My name is paula and i was looking up some info on the TVT bladder slings & icame accross this web page read your feed back. I had the TVT sling done about 4 years ago & the day i had it done alot of problems, I kept passing out and evertime i would stand up i would BLEED bad, all over the floor. BUT. that went on for less than 24 hours i spent the night in the hospital came home 2 days later i felt GREAT the surgery worked and i was good and back on my feet. Not sure what was going on in the hospital the dr. kept blameinmg it one the Anastisa. So anywway, about 6 month later i stared with the GOD AWFUL abdomnal pain for weeks i just delt with it, finally went the the dr and after a buch of tests and Laprascope surgery they found endometreosis covering th einsde of my body, so we started treatment right away, then about 4-6 month after that uterus was falling out me, so needless to say i ended up with a Complete hystorectome at the age of 28. So here i am 4 years fellin great all this time and NOW my bladder is falling out , i mean you look in my vagina with a mirror and you can see it, right there it is plane as day. So now im in th e proccess of seeing a Urolagist specialist, there verry concerened because of that FREAKIN TVT sling that was done, my dr said it should have never been done to start with it DID NOT have a verry good success rate and ther were a lot risks with it and they haden't totally mastered it, or hadn't mastered it at all is a better phrase. So now i'm wondering is my bladder falling out because of that or is this just soemting that is happeneing..... who knows. I know people can live with a prolapsed bladder and i know it is common. But i'm only 32, Come on!!!!!!!! So i don;t know but if someone asked me about the TVT i would say "look i can't tell you what to do nor can you assume that just because i had and other people had problems that you will to BUT if asking me my for advice, DON:T DO IT!!!! Thee are a tonm of other options out there, do your reserch and bargin for a Dr., remember, you get what you pay for, So be careful, only you can make that kind of decision, But i would SAY HELL NO!!!)
Tina

Phenix City, AL

#38 Feb 10, 2008
To Lana of Miami, I gave you the info you asked for but no reply. What gives? Do you think every woman that has this procedure is going to have problems? Do you think I had something different? Did you call my Urologist for info? Well, I'm waiting.....
sheila

Oak Lawn, IL

#39 Feb 11, 2008
I had my first surgery march 20007 to lift my bladder with a sling and pelvic floor reconstruction, almost 12 weeks for recovery. I was so excited only to find out I now leaked more than ever. My doctor suggested the tvt sling procedure to lift the urethra. I felt very confident with her and proceeded to the OR June 2007. After this supposidly simple procedure I was in a carthater till July 3,2007 when I had to have surgery # 3 to loosen the sling. I continued to live my life with a cathater for 2 more weeks then self cathater for another 2 months. Months of physical therapy and feeling better compared to the months of discomfort. Now I'm about to undergo surgery # 4 to release the tape which has grown inside my urethra. All these months have been living with pain and no sex life. I don't know what to think now, I would love to be able to urinate like a normal person, and I do experience the urgency problems too.
virginia

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#40 Feb 14, 2008
Do not have a pin & sling surgery. I stay in constant pain. No doctor wants to help or listen. I can' walk or sit without pain. my body organs are in 24/7 pain. a stell pin roamin loose inside me. What's wrong with the medical community?
No one is concened about a woman's health. Why put viagra on the market for a man, when you can't even help a woman with pelvic organ prolaspe,except to destroy her with senseless surgeries that don't work and only harm. I say ban all viagra and related products until you get real help for these women. The doctors should be refusing to do these surgeries. There's nothing but a bunch of greedie doctors who don't give a dam!!!!
Laura

Lake Worth, FL

#41 Feb 15, 2008
What is the pin & sling surgery? How does it differ from the TVT?
I would like to know the various methods to repair cystoceles.
If the pelvic mulcles & ligaments are tearing with drop in hormones/aging, what is there to attach a "dropped" bladder to?
Why is hysterectomy suggested as a method to improve bladder support?
What are the complications to colpopexy?
Why are gynecologists not trained in (7)nerve preserving hysterectomies (Univ. of So. Calif developed new technique)? Physicians performing repairs (cystoceles)in men are careful in dictating the caution they used in preserving the patient's surrounging nerves.

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