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The Worst Thing Today

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Sun October 21st, 2012, 4:17 pm

"annis" wrote:Although the medical fraternity play it down, there have been quite a few cases of post-surgery complications following the insertion of mesh, and its use, although standard for hernia ops, has become rather controversial. We had a particularly nasty one in the news here the other day ( though Amanda might prefer not to read about it :)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10841865


I had two emails from different lawyers in my spam box asking about complications from mesh and urging anyone to contact them. Class action suit in the making!
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed October 24th, 2012, 9:27 am

Well I had another surgery yesterday. Dr didn't need to remove the mesh as the inflammation and infection was all above the muscle wall and the mesh is behind the muscle. Now I have a rather charming open wound attached to a pump, which I might have to cart around with me for a week or two, as this wound needs to heal from the bottom up basically.

At least I might get home in the next couple of days.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed October 24th, 2012, 9:29 am

"Amanda" wrote:Well I had another surgery yesterday. Dr didn't need to remove the mesh as the inflammation and infection was all above the muscle wall and the mesh is behind the muscle. Now I have a rather charming open wound attached to a pump, which I might have to cart around with me for a week or two, as this wound needs to heal from the bottom up basically.

At least I might get home in the next couple of days.


Thanks for the update. What an ordeal. But you sound chippier than I would be. Hope you heal quickly and well.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed October 24th, 2012, 9:59 am

Hope you do get home, Amanda. Recovery is a lot faster there.
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Tue October 30th, 2012, 4:08 am

Well, I came home Friday. Still have this vacuum dressing, which is not fun to have changed. Pulling sponge and gauze out of a deep wound at the belly button conjurors up images of the disembowelment of William Wallace in Braveheart. But the district nurse comes to change it, and she said it is healing very well. But i have this hose and little bag thing one constantly, even in bed and the shower. As much as I tuck the hose up out of the way it still manages to get caught on things like kitchen cupboard handles, or pulled by cheeky 14 month old boy!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue October 30th, 2012, 9:34 am

Sounds nasty Amanda, but glad to hear it seems to be healing well. Take care!
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue October 30th, 2012, 11:23 am

Sounds an awkward thing to have to deal with, Amanda, but at least you are at home. Hopefully it will heal up soon.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Postby DianeL » Tue October 30th, 2012, 2:07 pm

Good to hear the healing is going as it should - now here's hoping the period of after care is not too long, and will be uneventful.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed November 7th, 2012, 9:44 pm

My cat died this morning :(

For those with an animal, well you know how it is.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu November 8th, 2012, 1:04 am

My sympathies, Divia.


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