Before Posting Here
I want people to be able to find help and support here, and love to get feedback from folks. However, I also feel the need to just give a little friendly reminder. PLEASE keep in mind that when you post things on the internet (Blogs, Facebook groups, forums, etc.) that those comments are public. They can even show up later, even if/when deleted. So, please do NOT share private or personal data that you don’t want known or repeated.
You do NOT need to give your real name when posting comments here if you don’t want to. I actually recommend that you do NOT use your real name when posting – unless, like me, you have made a real choice to go public. The email address you enter to comment here will not be visible, and I will not share it with anyone without your permission.
I know that sometimes, especially when you are hurting and desperate for help, you don’t care who knows what. However, you may change your mind down the road, especially if you are in litigation for anything. Many women that have pending lawsuits are given legal advice to NOT discuss their case or details of their situation. If you post something, and THEN read this – let me know, and if you like, I will remove posts. Of course, I prefer to not have to censor and while I can delete things from this blog, I can’t control what may have already been seen/shared.
Also, please remember anyone suffering from mesh complications is hurting, and remember to be kind. This is not a place to judge or advertise.
I’m not sure how much “action” this blog will get on any given day. If you are looking for feedback, there are other forums, groups, and blogs where you can also find support and answers to your questions. I will list some of those in the sidebar and footer of this blog. From those, you will surely find even more. You will note that some of those Groups are listed as being “Public”/”Open”, and some are “Private”/”Closed” Groups”. “Private”/”Closed” Groups are for members only and offer some privacy as a result. For example, anything you post in a closed group does NOT show up on your public Facebook Wall, and is only visible to those IN the group. Most groups have Admins who do a great job of keeping out unwanted spectators. HOWEVER, please keep in mind that it is still online – and you can’t ever really know everyone in any online community – so please use your discretion.
If you prefer, you can also send me a private message, by going to my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/MeshMeNot), and sending a private message.
I’m not trying to scare anyone… I just want you to be safe and know the deal. Personally, I try to only share facts and things that I would not care if repeated to my family, friends, doctors, co-workers, etc. I made a very conscious choice to go public with my story, and my goals are laid out on the “About This Blog” page.