Any suggestion - WOW!Any suggestions/advice/answers would be greatly appreciated...I have not been on this for a few months, brief history of my problems. I was diagnosed with MS 8 months ago...shortly after, I felt pressure/slight pain in the area where I had hernia surgery with mesh implant. Now, the pressure is constant pain. I called the hospital that did my surgery, of coarse no records, I then asked the Dr's nurse to ask him what meshes were used in 1995, he does not remember-Bullshit-The pain is getting so bad that I have to ay down after 5-6 hours on my feet. My question to all of you who put your trust in these *^%$##! Doctors....do any of you know what meshes were used in 1995-1996? This is why I ask...I went to a surgeon and explained my problem, he said that mesh is safe, basically was blowing me off and did not want to talk about it...I demanded an MRI, I had one the next day....the Radiologist(27 years experience) said "are you sure they used mesh?" yes 100% then said, normally I can see it, I see nothing, I will send a disc along with you. The surgeon called the next day to tell me it was fine, nothing wrong. I was then sent to a useless Urologist, and after 3 months, 3 diagnosis, and 8 meds, it only got worse, he did a CT scan(should have been done on my 1st visit!) Called to tell me "from a Urologists standpoint, there is nothing wrong with you, I have 2 surgeons in the room with me, we can not see any mesh" Also(which I told him 3 times, he told me degenerative disc syndrome may be causing your pain, see and orthopedic surgeon(tomorrow)How can one surgeon look at an MRI and say its fine, but a radiologist and 3 dr.'s cant see it as a CT scan can obviously shows a better picture? Sorry if this is hard to understand, but I am trying to make a very long story short....Anyone know what meshes were on the market in 95-96? I realize this is a tough question, and I have no idea is there were numerous meshes available at the time? Any information would be greatly appreciated...I do realize it can cause auto-immune disease, dissolve(which I think may have happened?) dislodge, etc. Thank You all for your time and hang in there! I realize t is past the statute of limitations, and it is honestly not about the money, I just want to feel better-if, I find out the first surgeon wasted all of this time telling me it is OK, It will be about a lawsuit and money....this is my first serious health issue, I am shocked, amazed, SCARED ETC. By the healthcare system and how incomptent 95% of all healthcare workers are....good luck to all of you....this site should not even exist, greed ignorance and incompetence...
The auto-immune problems are just starting to get into the mesh picture. The nerve entrapment we seem to get via the scar-tissue is very common and starts a low grade inflammation process. Hopefully your MS diagnosis is for a slow progression.
You can get the mesh info by getting your medical records from the hospital who did the operation. I have read where the mesh has dissolved and if you had a bio-mesh that will certainly occur. Other plastic meshes will break-up and could be scattered in small bits hidden by scar tissue so the scans do not pick -it up.
Good luck and be strong G