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7th November 2012
A womans Journey of Loss through Surgical Mesh Complications
by The Difference

Featured Host
in Health
Wed, November 7, 2012

Have you ever had random symtoms of abdominal discomfort, vaginal pain, incontinence, pain on intercourse, leg weakness, fatigue and a general feeling of ill health? For our next guest Patricia Sullivan this is her nightmare and she shares her story with women of the world to raise awareness and encourage hope that if you are suffering with complications of Gyneacological mesh, that you are not alone. Patricia Sullivan is a registered nurse and naturopath from New Zealand who has been a health worker for more than 40 years.
To listen to Talk Radion please click on the link below:
www.blogtalkradio.com/thedifference/2012/11/07/a-womans-journey-of-loss-through-surgical-mesh-complications >>>

Date: 28th October 2012
TWO new videos on the TVT Mum YouTube Channel
TVT Mum - Awareness and Campaign Jan-Oct 2012
About: What a year so far. Since January 2012 we haven't stopped with our awareness campaign and so far so good on progress. The awareness campaign work is totally separate from the support group! for peace of mind and to give assurance no data is ever shared about our support group members to third parties including the MHRA, the Solicitors or any other entity. Thank you for your support to our cause.
To view the video please click on the link below:
http://youtu.be/bG-h1ltAg1Q >>>

Date: 28th October 2012
TVT Mum Support Group - Film and TVT/Mesh Stories
NEW Edited Version
About: This is our journey to be part of the Mesh Mess Documentary. As the students only had 30 minutes of film they couldn't include everyone from our support group. The video is showing the journey and we have included all the submitted TVT/Mesh stories that didn't make it into the documentary. Thank you for watching and for all your support to the cause.
To view the video please click on the link below:
http://youtu.be/W9nGB9T84gk >>>
To view more videos on the TVT Mum YouTube Channel click on the link below:
www.youtube.com/user/TVTMum >>>

24th March 2012
Victims Speak Out about Dangerous Loophole, Unsafe Medical Devices on the Market
Rep. Markey joined victims, patients, and advocates in a press conference calling for the end of a dangerous loophole at the Food and Drug Administration which has allowed faulty devices to stay on the market.

Direct Link to View on YouTube: youtu.be/qCda6GK0S38 >>>

Sharing your TVT Mesh Story
This year we are going to do a series of interviews around the UK and upload to YouTube. How you can have your TVT/Mesh story arranged and produced for FREE introduced by Peter Baker speaking on behalf of Lorraine Evans from TVT Messed up Mesh charity known as TVT Mum in the UK.
www.youtube.com/user/TVTMum >>>

22nd February 2012
Daily Mail Article dated: 18th Feb 2012 - Did they Slip Up?

Direct link to view the video on Youtube: youtu.be/rAAX_aUNiHs >>>

TVT Messed up Mesh (TVT Mum)

Direct link to view the video on Youtube: youtu.be/d0qQGI-qz5I >>>

19th February 2012
Truth in Medicine V.P. James P. Shull to testify at Congressional Hearing Today February 15, 2012
Jim Shull and Lana Keeton were in Washington last week talking to Senators and Congressmen/women along with Consumers Union asking to improve medical device safety. We got great results! Jim is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning. Our goal this year is to get the same warning issued for hernia repair mesh as was issued for transvaginal mesh. This is a huge step forward!

It is important to listen to all the video as below. The Subcommittee on Health has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is "Reauthorization of MDUFA: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients."

It's a lengthy video but you can pause and go back to it later or make a note of the timeline you stopped at and return back to listen.

To hear from Ms Swirsky from Consumers Union talk on behalf of Lana Keeton founder of Truth in Medicine please go to timeline 3.00.48

To hear from Jim Shull Hernia mesh sufferer please go to timeline 3.06.16

Reauthorization of MDUFA: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients

Direct Link to view on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VzthmRvtcNo >>>
Direct Link to website:
energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=9196 >>>
Updated webpage Truth in Medicine:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

Updated: 6th February 2012

Could this be the future answer for another option to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)? Note: We have no financial interest, we just want to share our find with everyone to show there is another option available. This treatment is available in the USA.

Renessa Treats Leaking Bladder
You can view the video on this Direct link to YouTube http://youtu.be/uzbLJH8b07w
Please also see the report on the Medical New Today click here to view www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/renessa-treatment-for-stress-incontinence.html >>>

Call 11 For Action: Routine surgery for women causes complications
CURTICE, OH (WTOL) – Imagine going into the hospital for a routine surgery, but then develop complications that are life changing and actually affects thousands of others suffering from similar problems from the same surgery. This is the reality for one local woman who called Call 11 for Action.
"The only way I can do anything - stop it - is to stand up and say stop putting it in women," said Teresa Sawyer.

Direct External Link www.wtol.com/story/16590868/call-11-for-action-routine-surgery-for-women-causes-complications

DALLAS - Art is his passion, but Hal Samples is a tortured artist for another reason. Surgical mesh may bring health risks
Posted on November 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM
DALLAS - Art is his passion. But Hal Samples is a tortured artist for another reason. "It can be a bend-over pain, where it will be a sharp stab," Samples said of the agonizing pain that radiates daily from his abdomen. Several years ago, a piece of plastic mesh was implanted in Samples gut to correct a hernia. Surgical mesh is a synthetic material, manufactured by several companies. It's routinely used for hernia, pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence. Consumer advocate group Public Citizen estimates about 67,000 women last year had the product implanted for bladder control reasons. Please see the video below and also under the video please view the full article by clicking on the link provided.

Please click on the link to view the full article: www.khou.com/news/Device-popular-in-medical-procedures-may-bring-health-risks-134123938.html >>>

Radio Interview Papantonio: Women Are Being Crippled With Transvaginal Mesh Implants
Description: Most consumers are aware of the risks of prescription medications. There's plenty of literature available that shows the dangers of drugs like Vioxx, Fosamax, and Yaz, but there aren't a lot of people out there talking about medical devices. And as we've witnessed in the past decade, our FDA is so inept and so corrupt that faulty medical devices are reaching the market at an unprecedented rates. Mike Papantonio talks about the latest in medical device recalls with attorney Robert Price.

Watch Video on external YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrlprxGUEks >>> or type in YouTube search bar Papantonio: Women Are Being Crippled With Transvaginal Mesh Implants

FDA Warning on Mesh - Dr. Peggy Norton, Univ. of Utah
Description: The FDA issued a new warning on July 13, 2011 about the use of mesh in pelvic reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Norton describes some of the risks associated with vaginal mesh commonly used in surgery to correct pelvic prolapse.

Comment: They came out with a second warning for a very good reason because they know complications are 'NOT RARE' and thousands of people are harmed. The message to the Physicians is 'STOP USING MESH' and for the Patient 'Don't allow them to use Synthetic Mesh in your body' Question: Where are the experienced surgeons to deal with mesh related complications? We refuse to accept 'qualified' surgeons we need 'qualified AND experienced' surgeons, there are very few surgeons who can perform a mesh removal procedure around the World.

Watch Video on external YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=krDpAXmty-I&feature=related >>>

Institute of Medicine Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process

The Committee on the Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process will hold a public workshop on June 14-15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The purpose of the workshop is for the committee to gather information related to the statement of task.

You can hear stories from the following Mesh Sufferers from Truth in Medicine Website Founder Lana Keeton in USA.

Speaker Lana Keeton timeline is at 11.00 mins
Speaker Marion Goldberg timeline is at 22.25 mins
Speaker Denise Jacobs timeline is at 27.17 mins
Speaker Ashley Widener timeline is at 37.07 mins
Speaker Janet Holt timeline is at 72.04 mins
Speaker David Schmidt timeline is at 87.45 mins
Speaker Beverley Payton timeline is at 94.34 mins
Speaker Paul Browning - Institute Research for Women and Families timeline is at 98.57 mins

Video and Direct link to the agenda (flashplayer) to hear sufferers stories please click on the link below: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/iom/100614/default.cfm?id=12479&type=flv&test=0&live=0

Truth in Medicine: Synthetic Surgical Mesh not safe or effective!

At the Truth in Medicine Second Annual Conference on October 2, 2010 in Washington, D.C., mesh patients speak out on the serious risks and complications they suffer because of Synthetic Surgical Mesh with comments and introduction by Lana Keeton, President and Founder. The FDA is not protecting patients!

Watch Video on external YouTube link: youtu.be/t9v5Kdw9yR8 >>>

stopNew article:
Stop Meshing Around
Unfortunately most of the surgeons in the UK are still putting in TVT's and removing them from others! it just doesn't make sense. Please read this article on the following link:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/stop-meshing-around.html >>>


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We could not continue with our work without the help from our volunteers who freely give their time, who are sufferers themselves and most have other work and families to cope with besides their own health issues. They are true compassionate people who show empathy to all

At this present time we do our own extensive research on this area as I was told from a Medical Professional and on good authority "the medical profession is actually very alert to surgical complications and sadly, investment in research into the area is not regarded as a priority by medical research funding bodies, which seriously hampers our ability to get a true handle on the situation".

From time to time there will be people who will try and stop us or distract attention to our work, sad but true!

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

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