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In Memory

Date 26 June 2011


After a long time deliberating whether to show this content or not I decided this is the right time for it to be shared considering awareness is now growing around the World concerning the use of TVT medical devices and mesh kits.

Personally I think everyone should know the truth on what can happen with tvt's and meshes at it's worse. Who is going to speak up for the ones who have died and for those who continually have devastating life-long health problems. I for one will not forget them and I feel sure after reading below you will feel the same.

I want to ensure the World understands all this suffering has come about from the many manufacturers who have flooded the market with mesh kits with no long term RCT's and they have treated us as their experiments for their own greedy gain.

Our world is having a shifting change from dark to light. Trust and believe in yourself, have no fear, take control of your own life, turn away from those who try to dumb you down, you are free souls if you choose. Show more empathy to others, live your life with love, hope, happiness and inner faith. Listen to your heart and trust your instincts.

flower In Loving Memory to our meshie friend
Joy Poteet - USA
Died: January 2011

In July 2010 Joy Poteet posted her last message to everyone on the MedicalMesh support board:
'May God hold you in his arms through the surgery and you wake up with a body ready to start preparing for a Mesh Free Life'

flower A TVT Mum Member sent this in to me...
Yvonne McLeod
Died: 2005

‘Did our mum have to die?’
April 14, 2005
Grandmother Yvonne McLeod died after an operation at Frimley Park Hospital went wrong, an inquest heard. Mrs McLeod, 58, died after a hole was mistakenly made in her bowel during a routine gynaecological operation.
To read more please visit this link Source: www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/31849_did_our_mum_have_to_die >>>


Died: 10 Unknown names
There is PDF from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which states there has been 10 deaths, although it is unknown what the true figure of deaths really is due to non access to the register at the MHRA database. I tried to request access under the Freedom of Information Act but was refused. Plus we do not know the true figure as some surgeons decide not to report these faulty medical devices. I fear there are alot more deaths hidden from the public domain.
Please read the BMJ report dated June 2008 on Page 19 to see recorded deaths: www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/ BMJ-Clinical-Evidence.pdf >>>

As told to us by a TVT Member
Confirmed by her surgeon
Died: 1 Person unknown name
27th May 2011, I heard there was another death from TVT mesh surgery in the UK as told to me by a fellow sufferer who is searching for an expert surgeon to remove the mesh from her body. Her consultant actually said to her he has done 30-40 mesh removals and unfortunately one patient died and another is in a wheelchair.

flower USA - FDA U.S Food and Drug Administration - Maude Database
Numerous Deaths Recorded
Statistics on just one manufacturer Ethicon: www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/ethicon.pdf >>>

Search their whole database on other manufacturers and adverse reports here: www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfmaude/search.cfm >>>

You will see and hear from people who decided not to go ahead with surgery after reading our website. They have been saved from harm!

For more information on our petition please visit here www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html >>>

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