Your Turn: How One Woman Told Her Friends

Jane Akre
May 29, 2013
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May 29, 2013 ~ This woman wants to remain anonymous, but she tells MDND she sent out an email to about 60 friends and family members to let them know about her mesh situation. Surprisingly, she heard back from three people who are also experiencing complications from surgical mesh.

Here is her email:

Good evening to all of my family and friends,

I am sending this email to all of you in my address book for one very important reason and it is not a sales pitch. I am asking you to help me with one small favor. I am asking each and every one of you to help me get the word out about Transvaginal mesh and the complications associated with this material. Mesh is implanted to assist with bladder and vaginal prolapse issues. Many of you know that I was implanted with this mesh in July of 2005. Due to severe complications I have had one partial mesh removal surgery in January and will require an additional surgery in Los Angeles, California this September to have the remaining mesh removed. I am shocked that the FDA has not pulled these mesh kits from the market and terribly disappointed that doctors are still permitted to implant women with these products.

If you hear of anyone considering this surgery please ask that they call me. My cell number is xxxxxx. It is so important that women ask the correct questions about this kind of surgery and that they understand this mesh placement is permanent. I was not told the mesh would be permanent. Women need to know the risks and all of the options available to them. Unfortunately, I do not believe and I am terrified that physicians are not sharing information about these complications with all of their patients.

There are several blogs and internet sites that are filled with facts, stories and contact information about Transvaginal mesh. Please take a few minutes to review these links so that you might become more informed about this health crisis. Thank you in advance for your assistance. I am blessed to have so many friends and family who have supported me and encouraged me to continue to get the care I need in LA. Thank you! Love, xxxx

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