I’m so furious and depressed … I can’t understand why doctors use mesh!
I’m simultaneous furious and depressed.
Some of you have read my previous posts and know my history. But, I’ll recap. In August of 2019 I had a small inguinal hernia (less than one cm according to the surgeon). I was fixed with a giant progrip mesh. I woke up from surgeon and immediately had pain in my hip and pubic bone. Dealt with the pain for 6 months and finally had the mesh removed. This helped but still left me with weird feelings and pain (but less than with the mesh). I waited 10 months and then had another operation to strengthen the area where the mesh was removed. Some of the weird feelings of weakness went away. But, I still have pain and some weird feelings. Tonight I am basically just realizing that I am out of options. No more operations are left to do. I’m going to have pain and odd feelings the rest of my life. And I don’t care what any doctor tells you: this is 100% a mesh problem. I cannot believe doctors continue to push mesh in patients knowing full well that they playing Russian Roulette with their patients lives. There was nothing technically wrong with the mesh repair that was performed on me. The mesh causes pain — permanent pain — that doesn’t go away after they take it out.
Do Doctors seriously not understand risk? If you get a non-mesh repair and it fails, you can get another operation. If you get a mesh repair and you get pain, you’re screwed for life.
And you know what infuriates me most about this situation? I asked my surgeon if he was going to visit his parents over the winter holidays and he said: “well..even though the risk of giving them covid is low, the consequences are high, so we are not seeing them.” Maybe he should use that logic when he sticks mesh in his patients.
And, by the way, I know what a non-mesh repair feels like. I had a hernia on my other side fixed without mesh by Dr. Brown and have had no problems at all with this repair. You have no idea how much I wish I had seen Dr. Brown for the first hernia. It would have saved me years and probably a lifetime of pain.
- This discussion was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by JamesDoncaster.
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