David Sawyer: Getting Organized and Looking for Help After Mesh Sling Implant

Apr 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Op-Ed

David & Teresa Sawyer

As most of you know Teresa and I have been devastated by this product and still Teresa is looking at a minimum of 1 maybe 2 more surgeries.

We are currently working on starting a nonprofit organization to assist women all over the world whom are suffering have lost their health insurance and have no way of getting this nasty stuff called a bladder sling out of them. More details to come very soon as well as a webpage a way to donate and more.

A wonderful woman has worked her fanny off and organized a fund raiser to help Teresa and I as we have lost sold and gave up almost everything. Our hope is that this fundraiser is very successful and we are able to establish the organization as well as be the first to donate to it. Soon there will be a donation button on a webpage for donations. This will help us to raise donations to fund this pamphlet, fund getting it banned from being used in women, assist with transportation, assist with surgical procedures, and many other needs of the thousands of women affected by this device.

This product is still being put in to innocent unknowing mothers, wives, grandmothers and the results are devastating and even lead to death.  In 2010 alone there were 300,000 of these products inserted and to this day there is only 2 doctors in the entire United States removing the product because it is put in with the intent of never coming out and removal can also lead to many, many debilitating results. We also plan to set up an online auction site to help fund these women needs so if anyone or their company can get a product or products donated to auction off it would be greatly appreciated by many women who dream of having a half normal life back without constant agony.

Please look at some of the sites that are on the pamphlet.

I know it all sounds crazy but it is real and no one is helping these women. So if you’re in a position to make a difference we welcome donations ideas suggestions and any other insight you may have. Thank each of you for your time! Each of you is very special to Teresa and I.

Currently we are working with Congressmen and women, reporters, and fundraising. We currently two different talk shows attention being a resource for many women worldwide. We are doing this with many women around the world who are also suffering in agony it’s like the sick are having to fight for themselves no one has listened or offered any help to thousands so as a man I have chosen to speak up not only for my wife but for women worldwide!

Would love to hear each of yours thoughts! Below I posted the links that are on the pamphlet to make it easier for you.

Resources:

David and Teresa Sawyer
419-705-3412

www.sawyershandymanservices.com              My Handyman site soon will have a tab for Mesh and will have a donate button once established very soon!

http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/        A reporter Jane Akre who has made a website and works her tail off to report this mess
http://www.facebook.com/groups/142368339207055/          Facebook group of suffering women

http://www.facebook.com/events/210608215706553/           Link to Teresa and I’s Fundraiser

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5 Comments to “David Sawyer: Getting Organized and Looking for Help After Mesh Sling Implant”

  1. I hope you both have great success with this venture. I am hoping we can change things one small step at a time. We need the support of many.

  2. Michelle Gould says:

    Hi!

    This is hard for me to talk about. The bladder sling has ruined my life. I had it removed in September, 2011. I needed one or 2 more surgeries but my insurance will not approve it. I am disabled now and cannot work and am in great pain everyday even with medication. I cannot sit or stand for long periods of time and I have bladder incontinence along with other bladder problems from the attempt to reconstruct the uretha during the removal of the sling. I have terrible pelvic pain and also have pieces of the mesh in my thigh/buttocks that causes me great pain with the diificulty to do anything normal. I wrote this very quickly cause sometimes it just discust me. And the way I have been treated by some doctors. I have also had some good doctors although I was unable to keep them because I am now on state medical insurance. I wish out luck and hope I can help!

  3. Tami says:

    I had a :”bladder sling:” put in in 2009 after my hysterectomy. My sex life is RUINED, and now I am experiencing lower back pain (almost in my rear and tail bone area), and pressure. I am TERRIFIED-I don;’t know what to do…

    • Jane Akre says:

      Hi Tami-

      First you need to get your health back. Where are you located, do you have insurance and do you have your medical records from the implant operation? These are important things as a first step. you can write me at janeakre@meshnewsdesk.com and there may be some patient advocates who can help guide you… thanks for writing.. ja

    • Betty says:

      Hi Tami,

      I KNOW exactly what you’re talking about. My tailbone and my lower back are very painful. The Dr. I see told me it is because of the pelvic floor dysfunction created by the damage from the mesh. These muscles spasm (from the vagina) and pull on the tailbone which are directly connected. So in reality it is not the bone, but the muscles attached to the bone. When muscles spasm, because they are weak or not able to handle the job they’re intended to do, other muscles try to “pick up the load” and then they begin hurting. This is why the pain seems to “spread”. I have had some success with steroids, however can no longer receive them. My sex life is also “ruined” and you have my complete sympathy. I’m sure you have other pain as well – I know I do. Another med that seems to help some is the lidocaine patch (for the tailbone and back) it is less invasive than opiods. I have run into many Dr.’s who do not see the connection between mesh and back pain, I KNOW it is, from personal experience. The first thing that needs to happen is to have ALL the mesh removed. Hopefully at one time. It is an elusive product. I know it moves (migrates) and I’m so frustrated with Dr.’s who assure me that it stays in place. I have a piece causing major pain that was easily palpable a few months ago – that has changed and I have no clue to where it has moved to. But I do know that it is causing PAIN!!! I hope this helps.

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