Owner of skin clinics, but had to close due to the loss of power in my legs and bladder and bowel injury due to failed TVT mesh surgery in 2009.Advocate for others injured with TVT mesh
Nudibranchs - The Flamboyant Sea Slug. Nicoboxethai/CC BY 2.0 Nudibranch, or what we usually call sea slugs, blow my mind.
Beautiful World of Sea Slugs-click on pic. On land, slugs are far from nature's most beautiful creatures--but underwater, the family of shell-less creatures known as nudibranchs come in bright neons, glowing pastels, and vibrant primary colors.
The 3,000 different kinds of nudibranchs get their color from the food they eat--and, in some cases, secrete the poisons from their prey to defend themselves against predators. The Fried Egg Nudibranch gets its name from the perfect yellow-and-white circles that line its back. These nudibranchs grow to about three inches long, and live in the waters of the Pacific and the Red Sea. Click through for more brilliant 'branches in a rainbow of colors. Photo via Jon Hanson @ flickr.
‘It was the worst mistake I ever made’ After having four babies in five years, Dawn Martin, like many thousands of women, began to suffer stress incontinence as she got older.
‘It was like being stabbed with a shard of glass’: Woman left in a wheelchair after controversial incontinence surgery that’s destroyed thousands of lives. A WOMAN was left needing a wheelchair for months after suffering severe side effects from incontinence surgery.
Karen Griffiths, 51, began suffering problems with her bladder after she had children. The mother opted for a transvaginal tape (TVT), which is a mesh that is put below the bladder to help keep the internal organs in place so aiding stress incontinence. Far from helping her situation the treatment left her in severe pain, with claims TVT is flawed.
The tape can come apart, with segments of it making their way into tissue in the body. Thalidomide victims back mesh campaigners in bid to seek compensation and force safety probe. STEVE Sinclair, who has endured more than 40 live-saving ops, begged Scottish politicians to stand by mesh victims.
THALIDOMIDE survivors say mesh victims are being dismissed with the same tactics used to deny their injury claims more than 50 years ago. Steve Sinclair, who has endured more than 40 life-saving operations after his mother Myrid took just three Thalidomide tablets while she was pregnant, yesterday begged Scottish politicians: “Do the right thing. Stand by mesh victims and act before more lives are destroyed. “Don’t let the big pharmaceutical firms avoid their responsibilities. Make them compensate those women for what their products have done to them and pay for all the NHS costs needed to treat them.” TVT BBC SOUTH EAST NEWS 19th June 2015.
Pensioner joins campaign to ban operation after being left in 'intense' pain. A Tongham woman who has suffered years of debilitating pain since undergoing a controversial procedure for incontinence has joined a campaign to outlaw the operation.
Kathleen Parrish has added her voice to a chorus of furious patients who say they were not forewarned about the dangers of having a TVT mesh implant, nor that the device could not be safely removed. The 70-year-old Carfax Road resident travelled to London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2003, hoping the operation would solve her condition. Instead, 14 months after the procedure, she began experiencing intense groin, back and leg pains, which have now grown so bad she can hardly walk. Injured by Mesh Implant by Suki Mann. Be the first to like this update 01/18/2015 by Suki Mann Dr Shlomo Raz M.D.
USA I wrote to Dr Raz following surgery in the UK - I had been promised a full removal of the 22cm TVT-O, but after surgery found that only 6cm the mid section was removed. The UK surgeons wrote a letter to say they do not have the skills to remove the whole mesh... My First letter to SRaz Dear Dr S.Raz I am writing to you because your name has been given on several mesh forums, and I am seeking advice. Campaigners delighted about a report that shows mesh, used by surgeons in hospitals across Cambridgeshire, degrades while inside the body. 16:16 10 September 2015 Kath Sansom Dr Robert Bendavid, among authors of reports outlining mesh complications Archant Campaigners raising awareness about an operation that uses a plastic mesh sling to support weakened pelvic floor muscles have welcomed a new report proving the plastic degrades inside the body.
Sling The Mesh Facebook campaign Three leading researchers, who offer expert opinions in medical legal cases, are calling for mesh to be properly examined saying they have evidence to show it degrades causing chronic pain for patients. The trio studied 164 explanted meshes and found that a foreign body reaction continues until it is removed. The report, published last month, has been welcomed by journalist Kath Sansom, who launched Facebook campaign Sling The Mesh after suffering painful complications following a TVT operation for stress incontinence suffered after natural childbirth. Reporter Kath Sansom pictured on Sky News where she talks about the campaign Sling The Mesh. We Trust the Medical Profession to Get It Right, But the TVT Mesh Procedure Leaves Some Women Maimed for Life Life was going great.
I had loads of hobbies I loved - high board diving, boxing, swimming, mountain biking, a small circle of good friends and a list of amazing gigs lined up on my calendar.
Worst Mistake TVT.