Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Gold Standard of Medical Care Now!


The Human Body is powerless against synthetic surgical meshes used for hernia repair, pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder suspension, both male and female. Unfortunately, the ability to sue in state courts is not the answer.

The answer is TRUTH IN MEDICINE.

Petroleum Based Synthetic Surgical Meshes do not belong in the Human Body.

Surgical Meshes are foreign bodies and the body tries to expel this foreign body in any way that it can. The human body can not expel synthetic surgical mesh.

Despite extensive, well known published studies of the horrific complications of synthetic surgical meshes, the use proliferates daily. Commercialization of surgical mesh by multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical giants has substituted “surgical mesh kits” for good surgical skills.

Doctors, who would never consider doing a procedure knowing they do not have the requisite skills, are emboldened by the “mesh kits” that tout “minimally invasive, outpatient procedure”. “Local anesthesia, short recovery time, back to work in a few days.….just use this handy piece of polypropylene attached to this needle or ring or implantation mechanism and you can start your own assembly line. Line up those gurneys around your office, like the cars lined up at the McDonald’s drive thru.”

And a little “business enhancement program”, offered as an incentive by the pharmaceutical giants, builds the reputations and the practices of these unskilled doctors cum “skilled surgeons”. They become known throughout the community as innovators, leaders in this new and exciting world of petroleum based synthetic meshes as replacement parts for humans.

Never mind that human tissue is powerless against mesh. Never mind that this unskilled surgeon is incapable of removing the mesh once you have complications. Never mind that lack of skill of the surgeon is not the only reason mesh can not be removed. The worst of it is, removing the mesh is frequently a greater danger than leaving it in the body.

Human tissue has grown into the interstices of the mesh. Nerves have become entrapped in the mesh. Unskilled surgeons will send you to pain management. Uneducated surgeons will cut your nerves. Irresponsible surgeons will remove muscles and other parts…ovaries, uteruses, testicles, spermatic cords.

Doctors will remove pieces and parts of the human body, all the while denying mesh is the cause of the complications. Why will they deny mesh is the cause of the problem? They will be reciting the script given to them by the multi billion dollar pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers to keep the doctors and the pharmaceutical companies from being sued.

So here we are again.

The Doctor believes you will sue him for destroying your life as you knew it. All you want is a doctor who will treat you and make you whole again. Suing a doctor is not the answer to your horrific medical complications.

Truth in Medicine is the answer.

All you want is TRUTH.

All you want is MEDICAL CARE.

All you want is not to have to go to another doctor, not to have another infection, not to have another procedure, not to lose your job, to be able to pick up your grand baby, to be able to make love again, for the pain to stop.

That does not happen because Truth in Medicine no longer exists.

Today’s world of “confidentiality” protects doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers, and the FDA. Nothing protects patients anymore. Patients have been dropped into the black hole of confidentiality so they will not know the truth.

How did this happen? What happened to Truth in Medicine? What happened to “First do no Harm”?

Looking back, Baby boomers have driven cultural changes in the U.S. for decades. In the 50’s there was a tremendous expansion of schools to serve boomers who were passing through the nations’ school systems. The list of changes driven by 80 million baby boomers passing through our society goes on and on.

McDonalds started serving hamburgers to millions and millions of Baby Boomers. Fast food created a fast food mentality about life in general. Nowadays, anytime one has to wait for something more than 15 seconds, 30 seconds, everyone is complaining.

This has translated into medicine…fast food medicine and disease mongering. While disease mongering made the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes diseases to be treated, Doctors found the hysterectomy to be very lucrative. Open surgical procedures were replaced by laparoscopic, faster recovery procedures. Hernia repair with surgical mesh became the norm, because doctors no longer have surgical skills to perform a traditional hernia repair.

First came synthetic mesh for hernia repair. Next came the Vaginal Prolift, Anterior and Posterior Lifts, and Bladder Suspension with surgical mesh kits.
Men’s and Women’s bodies are now enslaved to chronic pain and irreversible complications because the commercialization of mesh kits has replaced good surgical skills.

Let’s work together to stop the use of petroleum based synthetic surgical meshes in humans.

Let’s stop the commercialization of surgical mesh and mesh kits.

Let’s return to the answer: Truth in Medicine!
Want to discover more?
Stop, look and listen to Truth In Medicine! See my video clip as televised on WPLG Channel 10 News in Miami, Florida at http://local10.com/video/17492050/index.html

1 comment:

Vintage Lady said...

Dear Lana,

I am right behind you in your campaign to stop the use of Mesh. It has destroyed my life! due to being on Warfarin (anti-coagulation)and other health issues arisen from my surgery I cannot go ahead with any major surgery to have the mesh erosion removed from the midline urethra.

After having my surgery back in 2005 I went down with a pulmonary embolus the next day with further health issues 2 months later, I am diagnosed with diabetes type 11 and then had a severe attack of slurred speach, severe muscle weakness and eventually after many tests for the next couple of years diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis.

Before I had this Mesh implanted to supposedly cure my stress incontinance I had a career like you Lana and a full life, I also lived a healthy lifestyle, the only issue I had was stress incontinance which I was told could be corrected using the Tension Free Vaginal Tape Sling by Gynecare.

My Gyny at the time of my consulation used these words to me and I quote...
It is a simple operation, an overnight stay, you will be a new woman! very different to what actually happened to me.

No complications were pointed out to me before surgery. Where there are many complications including mesh erosion, vascular injury causing death and many more.

Here I am today housebound, I can no longer pursue my career and have no option but to take each day and live in the now as the Urologist and Gynaecologist the experts in this field of surgery can not tell me what the long term effects of the mesh eroding into me are. Major Surgery for me is nil to correct the damage done to my body.

You are a wonderful beautiful lady Lana and there are many all around the world supporting you to help you get this product off the market.

We need to see justice done to stop others from suffering just like we are and also for the sufferers who are in the Medical Mesh Group crying out for help.

Your group has been a comfort to many around the world and so pleased I found you. If it were not for you this issue of mesh complications would go aheard and many people would be suffering in silence. You have showed us a way to vent our worries, seek advice with loads of literature found giving evidence this mesh is dangerous to use in our bodies.

The stories we hear on a daily basis from all sufferers is heart breaking.

Lana bless you and may our Saviour Jesus watch over us and see to it justice will be done and get this mesh and product off the market.

The medical world should be saving lifes not destroying us like they are currently doing in many other areas too regarding patient health.

The authorities who give rights to people to market these products are far too lax in dishing out approvals for devices without proper clinical trials and success rates.

We will win dear friend!
Peace, Love and Loads of Light to you and all of us