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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 01:32 PM


wow skipjack, your experience was sure different from Les's.

Wishing Dee a speedy recovery J.P.




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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 07:45 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
wow skipjack, your experience was sure different from Les's.


Yes, I was the exception, but there are others. Check out the lawsuits being advertised on television. Obviously when it goes well for you, you become less cautious but when it happens to you then you want to warn others. I've always been allergic to polyester materials so it wasn't too farfetched that I reacted to polypropylene placed into the body. The whole mesh surgical solution is going through a state of flux as the medical community is still modifying techniques and materials. Bottom line - all surgery is a crap shoot to some degree. Always a risk.
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[*] posted on 7-30-2018 at 06:03 AM


Thought these might be useful should Les start experiencing chronic pain:

http://www.nhbr.com/February-2-2018/Hernia-mesh-litigation-mounts/

https://www.sportshernia.com/problems-using-mesh-hernia-repair-surgery/?Read+more=Read+more

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[*] posted on 7-30-2018 at 07:17 AM


Boy, very important to know.



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[*] posted on 7-30-2018 at 08:58 AM


Your chances of not having issues with mesh is about 85% I think. Some say it's closer to 70%. Those are good odds and if things are good for Les so far then it's likely to stay that way. But if things get bad I would really recommend Dr Brown. He hates mesh and knows how to take them out without causing more problems (they usually get stuck to your nerves or blood vessels).

https://www.sportshernia.com/treating-mesh-pain/surgical-mesh-removal-photo-gallery/

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[*] posted on 8-4-2018 at 10:40 AM


70-85% of positive outcome means 15-30% risk of complications. In surgery this is considered VERY high risk. Compare to coronary bypass surgery where risk of complications is 1%.

Lawsuits with certain mesh types or just when something went wrong, are numerous. Not necessarily mesh-related. Inguinal hernia in men (the one below belly button) is too close to important nerves and organs. Thousands of people are afraid to go for surgery and choose to live with hernia rest of the life. Even some surgeons recommend against hernia repair when pre-op pain is tolerable.

This all made me choose the specialized mesh-less clinic in Toronto - twice, left hernia and 3 years later - with right. No regrets so far, though there were people with complications after this clinic too.

It's easy to forget that your sack has been "patched" and re-injure yourself again by lifting something heavy, this is a big no-no.
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