Thank you so much for posting all you have been through as I know it is not easy. I am so glad to hear that you have an appointment to see Dr. Raz. I don't know him personally but applaud any doctor who can sucessfully remove the mesh as I found out the hard way it is not made to be removed. I can tell you first hand that having the mesh removed was the single best thing I have ever done for myself in my whole life and in doing have also saved my life. I got so sick so fast it was frightening.I had hernia mesh implanted in 2006 . I had ongoing pain at the site of my hysterectomy scar, and they diagnosed the hernia. I have been in constant agonizing pain ever since. In addition to the pain ruining my life I've also had severe fatigue, drowsiness, trouble breathing, shaking, loss of balance and joint and bone pain and stiffness, fever and on and on. I can't work, I can't take care of my grand kids, I can't walk without a walker, I spent my younger kids terrible teens incapacitated with pain and only functioned enough to go to work and then crawl into bed. I can't even talk about what happened to my marriage without breaking down
. I've been test for rheumatoid arthritis, with some markers. Lots of inflamation markers, low lymphocytes, Negative Ana, negative for ms or als. I did test positive for hhv6 which most people have as infants, but can reactivate and cause problems. The medicine they put me on for that caused even more problems. Before the initial surgery I went to the dr maybe once every four or five years for something like a sprained ankle or strep throat. I was never super active, but was healthy am
Able to care for my family and work. Since then I've had to try a zillion different pain meds and follow up surgeries and shots and so on. And the last year or two I've been to the drs constantly, and of course they act like its all in my head and they've never ever heard of all thes problems from surgery. There has been other severe stress going on that I think has contributed, but if I wasn't already so worn down and I'll I think I would be in better shape..
Fortunately I have an appointment with dr. Raz this summer. I can't wait to get this mesh out. Even if it makes my life just marginally better it might keep me from just giving up completely, maybe.
Hopefully you can gain strength in knowing that there is hope (no pun intended). Best Wishes to you and thank you again for sharing.