Dear Whoopi, I love your crazy name and I have always enjoyed watching you in movies and on TV. I just watched you on the Katie Couric Show last night, but a couple of days late because of what I do. I help women who are seriously injured by a medical product they call bladder sling mesh.
If you are living in another country and are unaware of Whoopi’s adverts, here is a link to watch one. The first advert is a knock off so please go to the real one, which is the second one. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=poise+commercial+whoopi+goldberg&view=
I don’t get to watch anything on time anymore because of endless phone calls and emails from women who are suffering, so I try to catch up when there is a lull. You see medical mesh is destroying lives and families. Breaking up relationships, ending careers and worse yet, many young children have only known sick mothers. Even worse yet, women are dying from the symptoms of long term mesh in their bodies.
You see, they put bladder slings in women routinely when a hysterectomy is performed. Women as young as twenty-one years old have contacted me and they live in agony. In fact my blog has the most hits and comments on this particular blog. http://teapapers.com/bladdersling/2012/04/221
You may wonder why I am writing to you. It is because I remember how funny you were in the Poise adverts on TV. At that time, mesh was still in my body and I envied women who used a simple pad instead of living in agony. I finally had my mesh completely removed by Dr. Raz of UCLA last October 11th. I was crippled by mesh and did not sleep at night because of pain.
Although I still have issues, at least now I can sleep and the pain from nerve injuries has gone down to tolerable. That is four months after it was removed by a doctor who knows what he is doing. I am writing to you, not because of me, but because there is a huge need to help those who cannot afford to go out there. Many have been seriously injured by doctors doing what they call ‘revisions’. They trim off mesh hanging out of women’s bodies and then leave them to it. Or they pull the mesh away from nerves and muscles and do seriously permanent damage. That is the legacy of mesh.
I have tried hard to get the word out in the hopes that there could be a fund set up to help women with expenses. We also need a house in Los Angeles set up for women who need to recover longer than a few days and do not have the funds to stay that length of time. Many fly home when they should not and doctors on their home end treat them with distain because they did not stay in their own State to have surgery. Even though those doctors do not have the expertise to remove it all.
It is ludicrous and barbaric what is happening to women all over the world because of mesh and regardless of how hard I try, no one seems to care. Women are being injured in the worse possible way and their sexuality destroyed because of these products. Every mesh company has lawsuits against them, but it takes years for those cases to be settled and very little will go to the long term injured woman. In the meantime, many wait and hope. While waiting they leak fecal matter in their systems causing serious infections. Infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics because they become immune. Infections so deep within the mesh, that no antibiotic can kill them. In the words of one wise doctor, the mesh has to come out. No just a bit of it but all of it.
Some women do not know what is wrong for years and by the time they find my blog they are close to dying. But they can be saved. Please read this blog to understand what it is like for two women. http://teapapers.com/bladdersling/2013/02/surviving-mesh-the-will-to-live
I know celebrities jump on board and help children and animals. They do a wonderful job in raising funds and awareness where it is most needed. But no one understands the need for grown women so have help in getting the medical treatment they really need.
Whoopi, I am going to drop this blog link on the Katie Couric Show site and I hope someone will have the compassion to make sure that you receive it. I don’t know what else to do at this point and I keep reaching for a life line for women.
Thank you for reading this.
Because I care.