I'm All Meshed Up

Bladder Mesh Surgery Gone Wrong

For all that I am and all that I do, I do it to stop Mesh from invading your lives….

on April 3, 2012


Today I am going to keep it short and to the point from my heart to yours.


The past few days have  been a whirlwind of pain but also rebirth for me. The emails and phone calls I received after my post the other day have been amazing and uplifting. I have learned that through my pain I am making a difference and helping others and that was my goal from day one of this blog journey. 

Everyday I get emails from women  telling their painful and very personal mesh stories and it quite literally breaks my heart and I cry almost every day reading their stories but it is through this pain we shall emerge victorious. If I could reach out and hold these women tight and walk alongside them in their journey, I would but that is unrealistic so I reach out to them via my blog telling of my own very personal mesh story and how it has affected me not only physically but emotionally.  

In the short time since I started my blog, a month I think, I have had FOUR women write me to say they have cancelled their bladder surgery….that in itself is overwhelmingly amazing!  It makes me feel for every tear I shed for the women who were not so fortunate there is also a tear of great joy and pride for the women I may have saved from a life of pain and misery.

I do not do this alone, what all of you reading this blog do not know is that behind the scenes there are a team of us working together diligently to end the plight of mesh. We have reached out to each other and formed  a bond that signifies we are bound together by mesh but, we will set each other free by loving and embracing not only our group but all the rest of you who are out there in the world of mesh floundering around in a sea of pain and anger.  We do what we do out of love and respect for all of you who so openly and honestly share your stories.

So today I feel content in the knowledge that we are making a difference albeit one small pebble at a time, which will eventually turn in to one very large boulder that NO on can ignore! We will make more noise than anyone would ever expect us to make…


“Often daunted, NEVER defeated”

2 responses to “For all that I am and all that I do, I do it to stop Mesh from invading your lives….

  1. Linda Kilpatrick says:

    I am glad you are feeling so much better. These days are a constant swing of highs and lows. All we can do is get through one day at a time.


  2. Ruth says:

    Diane! Four women saved from mesh! How wonderful, wonderful!!! I hope many more find your blog BEFORE they take this fateful step over the precipice of pain, blindly trusting the “experts” . . .


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