2019 Announcements & Updates Living with a TVM

wcmf Disclosure 2019

Hello and Welcome to Westcoastmeshfighter, Stuck Between two Worlds living with a Transvaginal Mesh Implant.  I always start each blog post with a disclaimer that I am not a doctor, lawyer, or legal representative, I am a Patient living with complications due to a Transvaginal Mesh Implant.

It’s so hard to believe it’s February and I am finally able to post my first blog post of 2019.  There is so much to discuss, so I am going to get right to it.

My hive’s are finally gone completely, in 2018 it seemed to never end, either it was an antibiotic or a shellfish allergic reaction.  I am not allergic to a few more antibiotic’s.  I am working on a new blog post specifically about Medications affected because I had Mesh.
I also announced on 2/2/2019 that I was stepping down as Secretary for Mesh Awareness Pacific M-A-P.  The demands of this position just became too much, when I am fighting infection after infections, severe chronic pelvic and rectal pain.  I will be getting into some sensitive information, just to warn everyone before you proceed with reading.

change is inevitable

I know that biofilms and chronic infections go hand in hand. I keep getting UTI’s and Bacterial Infections, with each antibiotic I become resistant too, the harder it will become for me to fight it off. I would by lying if I said I wasn’t scared. This reality is proven everyday, every mesh patient I interact with, I keep seeing it more and more.
What can we do if there isn’t any resources for Mesh Implanted Patients. The manufacturer taking little to no responsibility for what this is causing Mesh Patients. I know how hard it was when I was on state assistance, no more car, no more family vacations, the fun Christmas’s and holidays. Mesh took all of that away, so I want to work on a more local level, helping connections with resources here in my area.
I am extremely hopeful , as we unify together with one voice, that with medical science innovation, support groups, and the sharing of information, that we can help others, who may be feeling alone, betrayed, in sadness. It’s a horrible way to feel, we are sensitive already from all the medical complications. Until Next Time, Stay Strong Mesh Warriors!!!
Part of my Journey was shared with The New York Times, regarding settled cases, along with several other Patients. Please go and read this important story. Thank You.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/business/pelvic-mesh-settlements-lawyers.html

 

 

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