Deb C's Top 10 Things to Know Before Mesh Surgery

Deb C. has created Mesh Me Not, a website for women which is a valuable resource for information both before and after surgery.  Here is her Top 10 List... it was too good NOT to republish. Thank you Deb!  Please visit her site!~ Editor Mesh Me Not here.   What Read more

By | 2013-09-09T13:26:34+00:00 September 9th, 2013|Your Turn|2 Comments

Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

Linda Felts March 25, 2013~ First Coast News Jacksonville has just aired the latest mesh complication story at its Gannett station. See the story here. "The pain was severe enough that I couldn’t stay still on the bed."  "It just became unbearable.  I went into seclusion from this." Read more

By | 2013-03-25T15:02:11+00:00 March 25th, 2013|Media Reports|10 Comments

Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

Hope Pagano, Lupus following mesh  December 31, 2012 ~ “I had originally had my surgery scheduled December 2010. I cancelled it because on the internet I saw 1,900 mesh complication complaints"~ Hope Pagano. Hope Pagano, 49, got scared when she saw those reports. The Long Island mortgage broker Read more

By | 2012-12-31T18:44:45+00:00 December 31st, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|55 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

“I’m a pretty smart cookie. I’ve tested genius, but trust me I’m at half capacity.” So says 58-year-old Mary Blanks of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Methodist pastor was named Minority Business Woman of the Year for Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1990 as the entrepreneur behind her chain of beauty supply Read more

By | 2012-04-22T23:36:23+00:00 April 22nd, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|98 Comments

Op-Ed: Where Facts Are Few, Experts Are Many, by Amy Gezon

Where Facts are Few, Experts are Many: The rise of synthetic mesh for the treatment of stress incontinence during an era of bad science.-  Amy Gezon The United States Food and Drug Administration convened in Gaithersburg, Maryland on September 9, 2011 to discuss the future of synthetic mesh Read more

By | 2011-10-04T04:19:11+00:00 October 4th, 2011|Op-Ed|4 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Amy Gezon Tells FDA Panel Boston Scientific Mesh Sling Devastated Her with Pain

Amy Gezon is a 43-year-old mother of 3 from Salt Lake City, Utah and the wife of an emergency room doctor at the VA medical center. She studied nursing in college, graduated with  a degree in exercise sports science and is currently pursuing a masters degree in mental Read more

By | 2011-09-29T17:54:13+00:00 September 29th, 2011|News, Patient Profiles|22 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 - Editors Note: I attended the Food and Drug Administration expert panel convened on September 8 & 9, 2011 to listen to patients and industry as well as surgeons who use pelvic mesh to treat incontinence and pelvic floor weakness in women and hernias in Read more

By | 2011-09-16T20:15:14+00:00 September 16th, 2011|News, Patient Profiles|8 Comments