Before Good Intentions…Trail blazer Nick mesh removal

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    • #31164
      Chuck
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      All,,,,before mesh removal was a thing…before good intentions…before jonah before Adam….before hernia helper—there was skater Nick…a generous soul with balls of steel who was one of the very first to undergo mesh removal. This guy blazed the trail for the others who followed….and he has helped many. He has spent hours discussing his case and the case for robotic removal of mesh…his position is we should get this junk out of us before it causes more problems. Especially for folks implanted with the garbage that is bard 3d max….its prone to ball up and fold and get entangled in nerves and the spermatic chord, I argued with him quite awhile…but mesh removal is dangerous and can cause major side effects…Nick holds to his guns and makes compelling arguments…the mesh is failing …its desolving daily,…you got to get it out before its too late. What do folks think of this? I trust this guy with my life…there is no dishonestly in him…he concedes its a touch recovery but also insists that he had some immediate results…and end to urinary pain and prostatitis…the kind i have suffered with since my surgery, His logic is simple…brother he will say…you didnt have those problems pre mesh….now have them…do the math….is it time to start listening to blowhard doctors and start listening to our brothers in mesh? opinons appreciated…this board has gotten slow as molasses…

    • #31165
      Good intentions
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      Do you have any links or sources that would tell us who Nick is?

      Are you communicating with him on the forum’s messaging?

      Does anyone know who Nick is?

    • #31166
      Chuck
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      I will let him speak for himself….but he is lurking here..very wise for his age…and always willing to help. But he provided critical guidance to belyansky patients mark tucker and jonah who now are helping others. GI appreciate that you have taken up the banner here…and it gives me some comfort that a smart guy like you researched this and got caught in the same laproscopic trap that i did… In addition to constant urinary symptoms…which nick said resolved immediately upon mesh removal…i am getting achy side muscles ,,this never happened to me pre mesh…Good Intentions,,,curious what specific synmptoms finally drove you to take the mesh out. I am wary of removal…but these symptoms are becomming disabling.

    • #31167
      William Bryant
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      There was a web and or blog I stumbled upon aged ago I think that may have been Nicks. As usual I can’t find it again!

    • #31171
      William Bryant
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      Oh no sorry, it was Bruce Rosenberg I was thinking of.

    • #31176
      Luther
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      For being a trailblazer, I don’t find any information regarding him. You very well May have spoken to him, but without any information to back it up, you are doing exactly what you claim Towfigh does and not providing any type of useful information.

    • #31183
      Chuck
      Participant

      Luther….are you pursuing mesh removal…if so can we chat?

    • #31188
      Good intentions
      Participant

      I think that I might know who Nick is now. If so, his problems were much worse than the problems you describe Chuck, at least as far as pain level.

      One thing that might help you make your decision is to get back on the path to the life you want in the future. If you like hiking, go hiking. Go for a run, go to the gym, work in the garden, whatever it is that you were hoping to be able to do. You might find that things start to get better and you’ll be able to accept slow progress. Or you might find that things get worse and realize that mesh removal is the only chance you have that might let you get your life back.

      I think that many people with mesh implants just accept their diminished lives. That’s what I tried to do, but it wasn’t possible, the downward slope was too steep.

    • #31191
      Alephy
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      I agree with @good-intentions, set the limit (minimum that is) of what you want to be able to do in life: if you cannot achieve it, then surgery may be warranted…(this is what will push me to get surgery actually)

      I would also consider exercising as an option first, this may not fix your problems but might improve your body and mind, which is as important as the surgery itself imho (also I am pretty sure those athletes with a mesh do get physiotherapy, which could help in the overall process back to their activity levels, or almost there at least)

    • #31196
      Luther
      Participant

      @chuck Yes, I am. No, we cannot talk. I only follow stories of removals similar to my own mesh type and speak to removal surgeons. Otherwise, there isn’t much to glean from griping over issues via phone/“chat”…other than a headache I suppose.

    • #31197
      Chuck
      Participant

      Luther….it wouldnt be griping…just comparing notes regarding the removal surgeons we have chatted with along with some of the patient success stories and removal risks. I dont see any downside to a short convo…i have been studying this for months now as i expect you have as well…we might learn something…what do you say???

    • #31200
      Luther
      Participant

      I need to remain level-headed and focused on the facts. I’ve gained enough information to make a well-informed decision via my appointments with proven removal specialists, reviewing my medical history with them, and also firsthand conversations with many of their patients. I will now be focusing on what I can do to live my life and weigh my decisions without unnecessary noise of those that are contemplating the same decision. The waters become convoluted and subjective when too many conversations are had by those that don’t have firsthand experience with removal. Good luck on your quest, but I will not speaking with anyone or sharing my story unless I have removal and have an experience to share in this matter.

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