West Coast Mesh Fighter

After Thoughts: Stuck between two worlds living with Transvaginal Mesh

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Hello and good evening everyone and welcome.  My Journey living with a Transvaginal Mesh has been life altering in so many ways.  It changes how you look at life, you see it in a different way than you did before, at least that is what is happening to me.  Just when I thought I had it all figured out, somehow I still needed to be challenged.  I have been so puzzled as to why, as I am sure most of you have too.  All of a sudden, everything changes, I am not sure I can put into words just how complicated things became in my already chaotic world of balance.  It threw everything off balance completely.

Now if you are a first time reader, let me the first to say Hello and Welcome.  I am so grateful that I can share my story for the sole benefit to help others who are struggling with a long term chronic conditions due to a mesh implant.  I always post a disclaimer indicating that I am not a doctor, nurse, lawyer or any medical professional on mesh implants, however I am a patient and my purpose is to help others cope with the Underlining conditions that come with having a Transvaginal Mesh Implant.  From mental illness, to physical in capabilities, to just having a bad day.  It’s so much more grander of a thing, than if you were healthy, could work, could sleep, could concentrate.

I am not sure if I am the only who see’s a major shift change going on globally, but it has me realizing that I only have one life to live, ill or not and it’s about time that I start living it.  Before my social security was approved, our family was barely making it and I am so grateful that we ended up being ok.  There is so much uncertainty with this, that life is too short to put life off anymore.

So with that said…. I was able to buy my car cash, and booked my 1st Cruise…

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It's my first cruise.....

I have the extraordinary opportunity to go on my 1st cruise to Baja Mexico/Ensenada/Catalina Island, and join Amazing Mesh Sisters ( & I can truly say that I still can’t believe it’s happening).  I am beyond humbled & excited, it’s the first trip my husband and I have been able to take in 4 years.  It’s been a hard few years, but this whole journey has shown me that life is definitely too short.  I am so happy that life is coming back and giving me purpose again.  I will be vlogging from the ship during parts of the trip, I am going to be trying out some new ways of relaxing on vacation & dealing with pain while on vacations.  There is so much to do to prepare for a trip like this, & I am already working on it.

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One of the greatest things through this whole journey since the mesh, has been all the unity with us Meshies.  It’s the ladies that I am joining, that have inspired me to tell my story, that it’s not impossible to rise up and fight back, patient rights, patient care, etc.  That is what we are doing with our Mesh Awareness Message, we are stronger together, I would never want anyone to feel as alone as I did.  You are not alone in this, we are united, a family.  I cannot wait to see what the future has to hold for me.  Dreams are not impossible…

These are some of the pictures that I found online… also there were times that my future in this life was uncertain, in a lot of ways it still is, but while I am living it.. I will no longer let it steal my joy.  Never give up on your dreams because you really never know what curveballs are thrown at you.

I can’t thank my family enough for the love and support.  I couldn’t have done any of this without you all, to my readers, and to everyone who gives me the inspiration to continue to blog and tell my story of living life, with a Transvaginal Mesh Implant.  Thank you all so much and until next time…

Michelle Hedgcoth, Co Founder of Westcoastmeshfighter

 

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