MISSION

Our mission is to help women and men who suspect the trouble they are having is due to mesh. The practice of medicine has changed over my lifetime and today’s doctors are under pressure from all directions and, sometimes, do not have our best interests at heart. Surgical implants for bladder problems can hobble, cripple or kill but surgeons keep putting them in because they receive their information from salesmen these days. The sales representative tell the physicians that the risk of mesh implants is low and most complications are due to something else. The manufacturers, also known as “Big Pharma” even blame the surgeons when things go wrong.  We’ve looked at some very convincing studies in highly respected medical journals and discovered that the risk is much higher than doctors are telling their patients and the list of complications is, indeed, very long. This site is dedicated helping patients find out what is happening, find surgeons who will help, and to offer support. Primum non nocere (First, do no harm).

CH401146 Girl in the Hammock, 1873 (oil on canvas) by Homer, Winslow (1836-1910); 34.3x50.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images; American,  out of copyright

Girl in the Hammock, 1873 (oil on canvas) by Homer, Winslow (1836-1910) out of copyright





20 responses to “MISSION

  1. Could you please add me to your list when you post on your blog. I love your info. Thx

  2. Thanks for all your hard work please add me to your list , your research and insight is so informative .Please keep us updated and any tips to keep us working !

  3. I spent 2 hours reading your page, I can only imagine the time you spent researching. Thank you for this. I appreciate it because I just happened to start googling Transvaginal mesh a week ago. I am still in shock that the very symptoms I have complained about for 6 years are the very ones every one else is experiencing.
    I am have been getting worse and experiencing pain that I can no longer tolerate and this pressure on my doctors has lead me to specialist.
    After being examined he advises I need to have the mesh removed. From reading the support group experiences and problems, I am more knowledgeable and I found the questions I need to ask prior to this surgery.
    I am so thankful to all of those who have paved the way to make my way easier. I say this with tears in my eyes and heart heavy with sadness for those that did not make it and prayers for healing for the rest of us. God bless you

    • I’m glad the page helps, Wanda. Transvaginal mesh causes problems in almost a third of people who have the implants. Before you have your mesh “removed” please take time to learn the difference between a partial removal and a full removal. there are less than a dozen surgeons we’ve found in the US who can do a full removal. Stay in touch as you go through this process, email when you need some help. Praying for you, too. Peggy daywriter1@gmail.com

  4. Can you add me to your list I love all the information thank you for your hard work all this information should read by all the woman or man that have mesh in planted

    • Thanks you for your encouraging words, Araceli. I’ll happily add you to the list. Hope some day everyone will learn about mesh before they get it.

  5. Please add me to your list. Your blog is excellent.

  6. Thank you so much for this blog.
    I have felt so all alone with this physical and emotional pain. Please add me as well.

    Julie

  7. Been reading your site for a longggg time. Could you please add me to your list? TONS of great info. Thanks for all ur hard work xox Deanne (Dee)(TVT-O)

    • Sure will, Deanne. Glad the site is helpful to you. Looking forward to hearing how you are doing. Peggy

  8. Doreen Colledge

    Going through this at the moment… I could tell a few stories of what has been said to me over a number of years! |-O
    I’m still having consultants telling me it was the right thing to have it fitted in the first place and now having partial mesh removal the continuing deep pain in my groin is still ongoing but at no time have the consultants mentioned nerve damage….im sooooo worried and unhappy..Sorry.

    • You are welcome to share your stories privately if you like. (I’m working on a publication that includes personal stories and do not use anyone’s private stories without prior approval.) Have you found a doctor who can address your particular nerve injury? Please stay in touch. Peggy

  9. Thank you for this information. I am at the beginning of my journey of understanding my pelvic pain and what to do about the mesh in my body. Please add me to your list serve.

    • I’ll happily add you. I’ so sorry, if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
      The holidays have been busy so I’m a bit behind. Expect more news soon!

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