Adding my two cents to the mega mesh mess surrounding transvaginal mesh complications…

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Doctors ask for the word ‘mesh’ to be removed from new patient forms

Just sharing this article from The Daily Record, “Revealed: Campaigners accuse Holyrood of selling out victims as doctors ask for word ‘mesh’ to be removed from new patient forms“, which reads: Revealed: Campaigners accuse Holyrood of selling out victims as doctors ask for word ‘mesh’ to be removed from new patient forms EMAILS seen by… Read More ›

SIMS (Single-incision Mini-slings) Cause Mesh Complications Too

Not too long ago, a doctor told me that mini-slings used for SUI,  or “tape” (as many now call the mesh slings), are not causing any of the mesh complications we are hearing about.   I disagreed.  While I did not have a mini-sling (I had a TOT), I tried to explain that I knew of… Read More ›

Why is it Okay to Use Mesh For SUI, but Too Risky for POP?

AUGS and the FDA keep saying transvaginal mesh should be reserved for “high risk” patients, and used more as a last resort.  However, mesh for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) is still going full speed ahead. So, is SUI a “high risk” problem?   I think not. I’d rather have my original SUI problem any day than… Read More ›

Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

Sharing this excellent article from Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk, called, “Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh“, by Jane Akre.  It talks about  things many women have been told about mesh, and/or mesh complications. Things that are just plain wrong, but are still being told routinely to women – even today.  Women that… Read More ›

“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”

That was the title of the poster created by Jaye Lee,  who also suffers from mesh complications (“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”).   She has a way with words (and graphics), eh?  She has shared her story and many of her poignant posters along the way. When I first saw this… Read More ›

Top 10 Things to Know About Mesh BEFORE Having Surgery for POP or SUI

What if I could go back in time to before I had my mesh implant for SUI? What are the things I wish I had known? What do I think I SHOULD have been told? What do I think are the basics that everyone should know before they have surgery for any pelvic repairs, including… Read More ›

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