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The Voices Today on Messed up Mesh (TVT Mum)
Help and support to both men and woman who have had the medical device TVT Retropubic, TVT-Secur, TVTO and TOT, synthetic polypropylene mesh for hernias, prolapse, stress incontinence and bladder and bowel disorders. You're not alone!

Year: January - December 2011
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Last updated: 21st December 2011

21st December 2011
updated Truth in Medicine applauds Senators Standing Up for Patients

Congratulations to Senator Herbert Kohl, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chuck Grassley for their bi-partisan Medical Device Patient Safety Act.
To read more please click on this link www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

updated21st December 2011
Have you been harmed by the TVT (Gold standard), TVT-Secur, TVT-O and TOT medical devices for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or from any other products using synthetic polypropylene mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and hernias? If you have please report to the appropriate governing authorities. I have tried to put a list of contacts from various organizations around the Globe. It is very important every-one submits their adverse report to show the medical world how serious this growing health problem is regarding synthetic meshes. Please click to view more information www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/worldwide-registers-reporting-adverse-incidents-for-medical-devices.html >>>

updated21st December 2011
This is a 'hidden disability' and is recognized as a medical condition. We no longer have to call ourselves 'Mesh Sufferers' on official forms although we in 'Meshie Land' know each other as mesh sufferers. It is useful to know what to put on official forms for example: Disability Living Allowance, insurance, etc. More information arrived today please click here to view www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/hidden-disability-chronic-tvt-mesh-implant-inflammation.html >>>

updatedDate: 21st December 2011
United Kingdom: Progress on Petition Signatures
Online: 253
Hardcopy: 556
Total Signatures: 809
This is amazing to see so many people supporting us. Well done to everyone, we are on our way to reaching the 1000 signatures! Many thanks for all your support to our cause.
To view more information on worldwide petitions please click here www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions >>>

Date: 13th December 2011
Motion Filed to Centralize Vaginal Mesh Litigation in West Virginia
A growing number of women throughout the United States are pursing product liability lawsuits against various medical device manufacturers as a result of problems with transvaginal bladder mesh systems, which have been linked to reports of infection, vaginal erosion, pelvic pain and other complications. Some plaintiffs are now calling for the vaginal mesh litigation pending against four different companies to be centralized before one judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Please read more on this external link www.aboutlawsuits.com/centralize-vaginal-mesh-litigation-23011/ >>>

Date: 12th December 2011
This Sunday Daily Mail Article is on the Wall of Shame!
My embarrassing bladder....fixed by a 'fishing line' implant

The operation called tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), involves inserting a mesh strip made from woven plastic material similar to fishing wire under the middle of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. This effectively tightens up the 'pipe'. To read more please click on this link Wall of shame webpage >>>
Message to Maureen and John, thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

updatedDated: 12th December 2011
Volkskrant The Netherlands
Investigation on meshes used in prolapse surgery

Please click here to open a PDF for more information Volkskrant-The-Netherlands-Investigation-on-meshes-used-in-prolapse-surgery.pdf >>>
also added to this webpage: Mesh Removal Stories around the Globe www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

Date: 9th December 2011 at mid-day
Progress on Petition Signatures
Online: 253
Hardcopy: 519
Total Signatures: 772
This is amazing to see so many people supporting us. Well done to everyone, we are on our way to reaching the 1000 signatures! Many thanks for all your support to our cause. To read more please visit here Petition - UK Target:The Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley MP >>>

DATED: 30th November 2011
The main purpose of adverse reporting is to show the MHRA how many people are harmed and to collate data on all the TVTs/Meshes medical devices also to show the MHRA there is a real serious growing health problem in the UK. It is the MHRA who should be asking the manufacturers WHY is this happening and to give answers on their faulty medical devices, specifications, RCTs etc etc directly to them only and not to allow the manufacturers to approach ill people who are in a vulnerable state of health plus for putting the surgeons in a very awkward sitution after receiving permission to disclose private and confidential medical information between patient and surgeon, this is breaking patient confidentiality and also putting vulnerable people under pressure. Please click here to read more www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/notice-mhra-concerns.html >>>

Lorraine the founder of this website is a sufferer of TVT/Mesh, Myasthenia Gravis and Diabetes
Since having this TVT/Mesh surgery back in 2005 I developed an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder and I have been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and Diabetes. Besides running the TVT Mum support group and website I am also a member to both the M.G and Diabetes organizations. At this present time I have had one partial TVT mesh removal surgery and I still have a load of mesh still left inside my body. I live in hope and for the day to arrive for me to have surgery to completely remove the TVT/Mesh from my body and hoping the Myasthenia will go back into remission and the diabetes will be diet controlled. Please take a moment to watch the MGA video introduced by Nick Ross, it does send out the message and an understanding on Myasthenia Gravis. I have also added a video on Diabetes as below. Thank you for supporting these worthy organizations.

New High Definition Myasthenia Gravis Medical Video
Introduced By Nick Ross Myasthenia Gravis is an auto-immune disease which is characterized by fluctuating, sometimes fatal, muscle weakness. The body's immune system, in the form of antibodies, attacks and damages the nerve signal reception areas on the muscles - causing a breakdown in communication between nerve and muscle; this results in a loss of effectiveness of the muscle.

Animation about diabetes and the body with subtitles and British Sign Language
Diabetes UK has worked with RNID to produce information in British Sign Language (BSL) for the people with diabetes in the Deaf community.

Groundbreaking device transforms lives of Scots with embarrassing bladder problems
Nov 15 2011 By Maria Croce
SCOTS docs have been treating patients with embarrassing bladder problems by implanting a groundbreaking battery device in their backs. The device - like a pacemaker - is the size of a £2 coin and sends electrical pulses to the sacral nerves at the base of the spine. The treatment has been hailed a success for dramatically improving the lives of patients who suffer problems like urinary incontinence or have to use catheters. To Read more please click on this external link to view the full article: www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/2011/11/15/groundbreaking-device-transforms-lives-of-scots-with-embarrassing-bladder-problems-86908-23563311/ >>>
Message to Elaine, thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

18th November 2011
New Videos
DALLAS - Art is his passion, but Hal Samples is a tortured artist for another reason. Surgical mesh may bring health risks

"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 click the link below to view the video:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-videos.html >>>
Sent into us by a supporter to our cause, many thanks.

16th November 2011

FREE Membership Join us today!
The message board is FREE to join! You can leave a message, share your stories plus it is another place to find people who are going through TVT/mesh problems. To join the message board you must send in your membership application form. Please click here for more details >>>

14th November 2011
Refreshed Content on TVT Implant and Mesh Removal Stories
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

13th November 2011
Refreshed Content on this webpage. Important Video's to Watch
Papantonio: Women Are Being Crippled With Transvaginal Mesh Implants
Please click on the link below to view video:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-videos.html >>>
Message to Jill, thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

12th November 2011
About us, Our Achievements and Research since the Year 2008
New content arriving soon. Whilst the work is carried out on this webpage in the meantime please view some of our achievements. To read more please click on this link: www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/aboutus.html >>>

Date: 11th November 2011
NEW Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Scheduled for Trial in N.J. Ethicon/Gynecare Litigation

USA Published: November 11th, 2011
The first Ethicon Gynecare pelvic mesh lawsuits are scheduled to go before a jury near the end of next year in New Jersey state court.
Judge Carol E. Higbee, who is overseeing the consolidated Ethicon vaginal mesh lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court, has scheduled the first of a number of Ethicon Gynecare test cases, known as bellwether trials, to begin in November 2012.
Preliminary discovery for cases being prepared for early trial dates is to be completed by March 30, and expert witnesses are to be deposed by October 5, according to a scheduling order Judge Higbee issued on October 28. To read more please click on this external link www.aboutlawsuits.com/vaginal-mesh-lawsuits-scheduled-trial-ethicon-22485/ >>>

10th November 2011
kiloran BayREPORTER Jeff Holmes ran up a fantastic amount of cash during the Paisley 10k.

The Paisley Daily Express man has revealed that his final fundraising total was more than £850.

The cash will now go to little-known charity TVT Mum.

It’s a voluntary, non-profit organisation which offers help and support to men and woman who experience severe health problems and complications arising from medical devices made from polypropylene synthetic mesh, which is used for hernias, prolapse, stress urinary incontinence and other bladder and bowel disorders.
To read more please click on the following link:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/paisley-daily-express-jeff-holmes-fundraising.html >>>

6th November 2011
Breakthrough News
In the UK and in the USA this is a recognized 'Hidden Disability' - Confirmed Medical Condition UK: 'Chronic TVT/Mesh Implant Inflammation' and in the USA: 'PFS Syndrome'. I asked Mr Drake on the 3rd of November 2011 for his opinion about our 'hidden disability' we can't keep saying we are 'mesh sufferers' as this is not really recognized. I have authorization from Professor Marcus Drake we can use this medical condition term in the UK 'Chronic TVT/Mesh Implant Inflammation'. To read more please visit the link below for more information:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/hidden-disability-chronic-tvt-mesh-implant-inflammation.html >>>

6th November 2011
Advice and Help on TVT, TVT-Secur,TVT-O and TOT Tape/Mesh Medical Devices
This small self-help guide is for everyone when you first discover you have a problem with your tvt, tvt-secur, tvt-o and tot or any other mesh related medical device.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/advice-and-help-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVT-O-and-TOT-Tape-Mesh-Medical-Devices.html >>>

26th October 2011
TVT Mum Support Group in the UK
TVT Mum is a voluntary non-profit charity organization in the UK to give help and support to men and woman who are experiencing severe health problems and complications arising from the medical devices Trans-vaginal Tension Free Tape (TVT), Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O), TransObturator (TOT) and other medical devices using surgical polypropylene synthetic mesh for hernia's, prolapse, stress urinary incontinence and other bladder and bowel disorders.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mum-support-group-uk.html >>>
Advice and Help on TVT, TVT-Secur,TVT-O and TOT Tape/Mesh Medical Devices
This small self-help guide is for everyone when you first discover you have a problem with your tvt, tvt-secur, tvt-o and tot or any other mesh related medical device.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/advice-and-help-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVT-O-and-TOT-Tape-Mesh-Medical-Devices.html >>>
TVT Mum Fully Registered Membership UK
The message board has been provided to leave a message and to share your stories and it is another place to find people who are going through TVT/mesh problems. We fully understand some people just want a confidential telephone and email support help-line.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mum-fully-registered-membership.html >>>

15th October 2011
PRESS AND MEDIA United Kingdom
Rosenblatt Lawyers bring hope to thousands of women Leading City of London law firm rosenblatt is offering personal injury litigation support to women who are suffering serious consequences of having the medical devices known as TVT Retropubic, TVT-Secur, TVTO and TOT, or synthetic polypropylene mesh implanted for a range of symptoms including hernia, prolapse, stress incontinence, bladder and bowel disorders. There are a number of items for consideration.
Please read more www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/press-uk.html >>>

15th October 2011
Our thoughts and concerns on the MHRA
Unfortunately some people do not understand how significant the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Public Health Notice is for the UK. Although it has few words if read correctly it does show in the plural sense of the wording there are multiple manufacturers and multiple mesh products and they have also mentioned they have launched an investigation. Please scroll down this webpage to view the MHRA notice, peer articles and comments. Please read more www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/our-thoughts-on-the-mhra.html >>>

15th October 2011
Recommended Surgeons in the UK
We have decided not to include any recommended surgeons in the UK on our main website as it is too distressing to hear they still continue to put these dreadful TVT's and other mesh tape products into more people. Are there any surgeons out there against this surgical procedure? In answer - Yes, there are in the USA but where are they in the UK. Please read the following statements from the USA:- Please click here to read more www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html >>>

14th October 2011: Everyone should read the last entry posted on the Topix forum number 2418 today. I am heart broken to hear this poor lady suffered so much. My prayers and thoughts are with this man who has lost his mother through having mesh. May Justice Prevail.
www.topix.com/forum/com/jnj/TTE0RAIRMP5EFC052/p118 >>>

12th October 2011 update on the Petition
There are many people who have signed our online petition and some have shared their stories. Some have also downloaded a copy to collect signatures. It is fantastic to see the men are starting to sign the petition too, we need you all to support our cause and help all women who are wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters suffering.

Online Petition:
TVT Mum Petition to sign online >>>

Download Petition to collect Signatures:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petition.pdf >>>
Progress on petition signatures:
Petition and Signatures >>>

7th October 2011
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 >>>

1st October 2011
This weekend relax your mind and heal
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/relax-your-mind-and-heal.html >>>

30th September 2011
Small Charity Status and Fundraising Events
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fundraising.html >>>

30th September 2011
NEW WEBPAGE: Chat to us Online
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/chat-to-us-online.html >>>

23rd September 2011:
New Wepage: Advice and Help on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVT-O, TOT and other mesh surgeries
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/advice-and-help-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVT-O-and-TOT-Tape-Mesh-Medical-Devices.html >>>

Arriving Soon
1. New webpage arriving soon: PE/CMOS and Ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor
2. New webpage arriving soon: Health issues that have come to the forefront since having TVT and mesh surgeries

24th September 2011:
New Webpage: TVT Mum Fully Registered Membership
Updated with more information today!
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mum-fully-registered-membership.html >>>

21st September 2011:
Rosenblatt Solicitors Revised Webpage with more information
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/rosenblatt-mesh-claimant-questionnaire.html >>>

21st September 2011: Press and Media for the UK
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/press-uk.html >>>

paisley daily express 10k fundraiseLast updated: 21st September 2011
Paisley Daily Express 10k Fundraising Event
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/paisley-daily-express-jeff-holmes-fundraising.html >>>

20th September 2011: Rosenblatt Lawyers bring hope to thousands of women
Direct link to their website News and Press: www.rosenblatt-law.co.uk/news/details-rosenblatt-lawyers-bring-hope-to-thousands-of-women-11982 >>>

20th September 2011: My Daily Thoughts
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/daily-thoughts.html >>>

13th September 2011 New Webpage: TVT Mum Support Group UK
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mum-support-group-uk.html >>>

6th September 2011: Our thoughts on the MHRA
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/our-thoughts-on-the-mhra.html >>>

Date: 2 September 2011
Public Health Notice
By The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK
The MHRA has seen a recent increase in numbers of adverse event reports in comparison to numbers received in previous years, increasingly from patients. As a result, the MHRA has launched an investigation to better understand the use of these devices and the complications associated with their use. Read more on the following links:-


www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/clin/documents/websiteresources/con128943.pdf >>>
www.mhra.gov.uk/Publications/Safetyguidance/Otherdevicesafetyguidance/CON128975 >>>

Synthetic Vaginal Tapes for Stress Incontinence: Proposals for Improved Regulation of New Devices in Europe
Paul Abrams , Christopher R. Chapple, Marcus Drake, Suzy El-Neil, Susanne Ludgate, Anthony R.B. Smith.
Full PDF: august-2011-synthetic-vaginal-tapes-for-stress-incontinence>>>

Direct link to European Association of Urology:
www.europeanurology.com/article/S0302-2838(11)00868-2/fulltext >>>

SURGICAL MESH FOR TREATMENT OF WOMEN WITH
PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
AND
STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE
FDA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY DEVICES
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2011
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-meeting-8-9th-sept-2011.pdf >>>

2nd September 2011: News from the MHRA on our website
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>

The Month of August 2011 was extremely busy!

Public Citizen Group USA Urges FDA to Recall Surgical Mesh
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-warning-notice.html >>>

28th August 2011 Paisley Daily Express 10k Race
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/paisley-daily-express-jeff-holmes-fundraising.html >>>

27th August 2011
BREAKTHROUGH NEWS PLEASE READ
Synthetic Vaginal Tapes for Stress Incontinence: Proposals for Improved Regulation of New Devices in Europe

www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>

Urgent Appeal: We need Qualified and Experienced Surgeons for the UK
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html >>>

26th August 2011 paisley daily express fundraising eventTVT Mum Fundraising Event. Please click to read >>>
















26th August 2011 Update for the MHRA

www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>


Updated at 17.00 hours Serious Concerns with the Trans-Obturator Sling (TOT)
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/medical-device-transobturator-sling-tot >>>

Find more information on our Website
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/website-sitemap.html >>>

Alternative Treatments for Stress Incontinence
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/alternative-treatments-for-stress-incontinence.html >>>

Bard Offers $184M To Settle Hernia Patch Suits
Read more click on this direct link: www.cwcd.com/hernia-patch.php >>>

Donations
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/donations.html >>>

Fundraising
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fundraising.html >>>

FDA Second Public Health Warning Notice a must read
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-warning-notice.html >>>

22nd, 23rd and 25thJuly 2011

Mesh Removal Stories
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

Feedback and Comments
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html >>>

Recommended Surgeons
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html >>>

Wall of Shame
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/wall-of-shame.html >>>

FDA Second Public Health Warning Notice a must read
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-warning-notice.html >>>

21st July 2011

Andrea Bocelli - Because We Believe (with English Lyrics)

Daily Mail Article
Title: It was a simple implant to cure an embarrassing problem... The incontinence operation that's ruining women's lives.

It was a simple implant to cure an embarrassing problem... The incontinence operation that's ruining women's lives
By Lois RogersUPDATED: 23:04, 15 August 2011

Thousands of women have been left severely damaged as a result of an implantable ‘sling’ operation to treat problems following childbirth. As a result the NHS is now facing a crisis on a par with the compensation claims for leaking silicone breast implants in the Nineties.
To read more please click on the link below:
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2026354/It-simple-implant-cure-embarrassing-problem--The-incontinence-operation-thats-ruining-womens-lives.html >>>

Let's work together, share your knowledge and win this situation on bringing awareness on TVT/Meshes - as one!

Thinking of all our 'Meshie' Friends
Lorraine
Founder TVT Mum

14th July 2011

FDA Second Public Health Warning Notice a must read
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-warning-notice.html >>>

A fellow mesh sufferer sent us this message: I was told in a letter from the Thornbury Hospital Professor Chapple is unwell.
"Unfortunately due to sudden illness, Professor Chapple will not be consulting at the Thornbury Hospital for the foreseeable future."
To Professor Chapple
We are sorry to hear you are unwell. We hope your road to recovery is smooth and your journey towards good health is quick.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html >>>

Mesh Removal Stories
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

My Daily Thoughts
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/daily-thoughts.html >>>

News from the MHRA
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>

I will be uploading more information for the rest of today 14th July 2011, please come back later for more news.

22nd, 23rd and 25th June 2011

In Memory
I have added a beautiful video to this webpage too.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/in-memory.html >>>

Last Update: 3rd July 2011
I am uploading some of my research over the coming weeks, please visit this link daily to view all updates.
Articles - World Sovereign States
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/articles.html >>>

Since the TVT and Mesh Surgery there are Unexplained Symptoms
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/women-with-unexplained-symptoms.html >>>

17th, 18th and 21st June 2011

Relax your mind and Heal
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/relax-your-mind-and-heal.html >>>

Feedback and Comments
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html >>>

I am hoping to sort out the expert articles over the weekend. I will refresh the website to show a webpage for the USA articles, another for the UK and Europe articles and another to show other global ie: Australia, Korea etc articles. Thank you for your patience.

The Term 'TVT' What it Means to our Support Group
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-our-support-group.html >>>

Mesh Removal Stories
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

7th June 2011

TVT Complexity
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-complexity.html >>>

6th June 2011

BREAKING NEWS IMPORTANT
MHRA - Medical Device Alert: Various products. Manufactured by Boston Scientific (MDA/2011/062)

Resolution™ II Clip
Pinnacle™ Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
Flexiva 365™ High Power Single-Use Laser Fiber
Flexiva 550™ High Power Single-Use Laser Fiber
Flexiva 1000™ High Power Single-Use Laser Fiber
AccuMax™ 365 Single-Use Holmium Laser Fiber
Advantage™Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System
Advantage Fit™System
Manufactured by Boston Scientific
Click the link below and click on the Download documents to view the PDF:-
www.mhra.gov.uk/Publications/Safetywarnings/MedicalDeviceAlerts/CON120222 >>>

Mesh Tape Removal Story
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

Recommended Surgeons
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html >>>

4th June 2011

Relax your mind and heal
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/relax-your-mind-and-heal.html >>>

29th, 30th May, 1st June and 3rd June 2011

News from the MHRA
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>
Breaking news: From the Liverpool Echo Newspaper:
Liverpool Women’s NHS Trust admits half of botched bladder operation claims

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/05/30/liverpool-women-s-nhs-trust-admits-half-of-botched-bladder-operation-claims-100252-28786965/ >>> Frequenty Asked Questions
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/frequently-asked-questions.html >>>
Other Nasty Synthetic Mesh Products
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/synthetic-mesh-other-nasty-products.html >>>
Daily thoughts
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/daily-thoughts.html >>>
New Webpage: British Medical Journal
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/british-medical-journal.html >>>
New Webpage: Medical Expert Advisor Accolades
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/medical-advisor-accolades.html >>>
New Webpage: Choosing the Right Surgeon
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/choosing-the-right-surgeon.html >>>
New Webpage: Data Protection Policy
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mum-data-protection-policy.html >>>
New Webpage: TVT 'Complexity' IMPORTANT
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-complexity.html >>>
Arriving Soon: Medical Term 'TVT'
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-medical-term.html >>>
Arriving Soon: What 'TVT' means to our support group
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-our-support-group.html >>>

27 May 2011

New webpage: Daily thoughts
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/daily-thoughts.html >>>

24 May 2011

News from the MHRA
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>

New webpage: Daily thoughts
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/daily-thoughts.html >>>

22 May 2011

New Webpage: What is Mesh Surgery?
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-surgery-what-is-it.html>>>

Quality of Life
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/how-mesh-surgery-has-effected-our-quality-of-life.html

Mesh Tape Erosion Symptoms
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-tape-erosion-symptoms.html

I need a break, I want some quality time with my own family and decided to be away from the website until 1 June 2011. I think you will all agree I have put more than enough information onto the website for the time being. I have also given alot of support and help to everyone and I have my own health issues to cope with. However, I will answer new and urgent enquiries only during this time but there will be a delay. I will be thinking of all my friends and everyone who continues to support this valuable website. Thank you.

20, 21 and 22 and 24 May 2011

News from the MHRA
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>

New webpage: Daily thoughts
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/daily-thoughts.html >>>

New Webpage: Vaginal Mesh Surgery Complications Risk High,
Despite Effectiveness:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/vaginal-mesh-surgery-complication-risk-high.html >>>

15 May 2011

NEW WEBPAGE regarding the Channel 4 programme aired on Monday 16 May 2011 with the link to watch the full video and to view our comments. Please click here www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/dispatches-the-truth-about-going-under-the-knife >>>

Channel 4 Monday 16 May at 8pm - Investigations question safety regulation of medical devices, click for full information.
www.channel4.com/info/press/news/investigations-question-safety-regulation-of-medical-devices >>>

new NEW WEBPAGE worldwide-registers-reporting-adverse-incidents-for-medical-devices.html >>>

www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html >>>

www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/men-with-mesh-related-complications.html >>>

13 May 2011

Work in progress
1. First priority is to find expert medical professionals to help people with mesh related complications. We recommend these surgeons at this present time:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html
If you want to view mesh removal stories and recommend your surgeon please visit here >>> www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/ tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html
2. National Register of Mesh Complications for the UK
3. Contacting the MHRA
4. Legal indemnity
5. Ongoing Research
6. Networking

Emails: There will be a delay in answering personal emails however, I will try to answer as many as I can on Sunday evenings, all urgent enquiries will be answered asap. Please remember I produced this website voluntarily this is not paid work I do it because I care. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support.

Please encourage each other to use the message board this will help take some pressure off me as I need to concentrate with the work to get the Medical World to stop using mesh and to have a full investigation.

3 May 2011

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was set up in April 2003 from a merger of the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency. The MHRA is the government agency which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health.

Here is the direct link to submit your adverse report. Reporting adverse incidents involving medical devices:
www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/Reportingsafetyproblems/Devices/index.htm >>>

2 May 2011

newHOT news from Truth in Medicine USA advisable to read please -
Invitation to attend and support a Capitol Hill Briefing
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
www.truthinmedicine.us.com/capitolhillbriefing.html >>>

New Webpages uploaded today please click on the links as below:

newMesh Tape Removal Stories from around the Globe
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>
newSubmit your story to the Media
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/submit-your-story-to-the-media.html >>>
newRecommended Solicitors UK - Statute of Limitations, successful mesh claims etc
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/recommended-solicitors-statute-of-limitations-successful-mesh-claims.html >>>

21 April 2011

Our comments on the United Kingdom Continence Society Conference >>>
New Patient Expert Advice >>>
Women with Unexplained Symptoms >>>
Updated today 19 April 2011 Men with Mesh Related Complications and unexplained Symptoms >>>
Updated today 17 April 2011 People's thoughts on our work >>>
FDA Warning Notice on Mesh Related Complications >>>
Guide to the Hippocratic Oath >>>
Our Chosen Music >>>
Volunteers >>>
Comments and Feedback >>>
Research >>>
Website Sitemap >>>
To Cheer us up >>>

9 April 2011

The message board has re-opened after a short time away. TVT Mum is an independent non-profit voluntary organization to give help, advice and support to both Women and Men who are experiencing mesh related complications from the TVT (Gold Standard), TVT-Secur, TVTO and TOT medical device's and any other medical device using surgical polypropylene synthetic mesh for hernia's, prolapse, stress incontinence and bladder and bowel disorders. It is free to register and I will approve your membership. http://tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/phpbb/ >>>

5 April 2011

5 April 2011
Articles from medical experts for April 2011
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/research.html >>>

5 April 2011 Wall of Shame >>>

5 April 2011 Mesh Tape Erosion Symptoms >>>

5 April 2011 Mesh Tape Related Complications >>>

4 March 2011

We need more signatures please for our petition "Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices".

The petition was raised end of January 2011 and we have set a target date to visit and hand deliver the petition to The Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley MP at 10 Downing Street on the 24 February 2012. We will confirm in the very near future all the visit details to be shown on the TVT Mum latest news webpage.

We need everyone to sign the petition. Please ask everyone you know to sign including all sufferers, family, friends, work colleagues and anyone else to achieve the 1,000 plus signatures.

If you have already signed the petition may we take this opportunity to thank you very much, you are showing us and the Government you really do care about this serious growing health problem around the UK affecting thousands of people who are trying to find experienced surgeons to treat them and we are trying to get these medical devices off the market for a full investigation.

Petition Information >>>www.thepetitionsite.com/1/an-urgent-review-is-required-on-the-medical-devices-tvt-tvto-tot-and-the-use-of-mesh-graft-for/

5 February 2011

An article on stress incontinence has been published in the womans weekly magazine dated 18th January 2011. It has been submitted to us by a lovely TVT Mum supporter, many thanks kind friend for keeping a watch out and like you say it makes it sound very non complicated and risk free! To everyone this is a must read article.

Here is the article showing in the magazine >>> Womans Weekly Magazine Article Stress Incontinence - Click on image to view larger image

womans weekly magazine article

4 February 2011

Urgent: This is how the manufacturers and the European Association of Urology are trying to hide the truth on these TVT medical devices. Please visit here www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-tvto-tot-medical-devices.html >>>

30 January 2011

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

27 January 2011

New Webpages have been uploaded today as follows

Truth in Medicine USA www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html
Worldwide Petitions www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html
Feedback www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html
Finding your way around our website www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/website-sitemap.html

23 January 2011
New Webpages uploaded today 23 January 2011
Article: Serious Concerns with our Surgeons in the UK and the Lax Support from the Governing Bodies NICE and the MHRA. An urgent review is required on the medical devices TVT, TVTO, TOT and the use of mesh graft for hernia repair surgery plus the Governing Bodies NICE and the MHRA who regulate these medical devices. www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/serious concerns.html >>>

www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/mesh-complications-recommended-surgeons.html >>>

10 January 2011

Notice to the Governing Body MHRA and the Medical World on
Demonstrations and Petitions

You may of noticed people have started to demonstrate and have set up their own petitions. We feel at TVT Mum they are entitled to do this, they have their own way of working and opinions and if that person/s decide to do their own demonstration and petitions we at TVT Mum have no right to stop them. I have said to those who are involved in demonstrations and petitions they must do this for themselves and not to represent TVT Mum.

In my personal opinion I feel those who do this kind of approach are very brave and I do admire them for trying. TVT Mum would never encourage anyone to do a demonstration whilst ill or under any treatment. I and some others who have joined TVT Mum support group share the same thoughts against demonstrations at this present time. Most of our work and updates we want to show in the public domain is always shown on the latest news webpage.

I will be sending out the January newsletter shortly to all who have joined TVT Mum support group.

There are new webpages arriving soon...
1. Mesh complications recommended surgeons
2. Serious concerns for surgeons.

7 January 2011
New Webpages uploaded today
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/peoples-experiences-with-tvt-tvto-tot-medical-device.html >>>
and www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-tvto-tot-medical-devices.html >>>

Petition
There are many people who have signed our online petition and some have shared their stories. Some have also downloaded a copy to collect signatures. It is fantastic to see the men are starting to sign the petition too, we need you all to support our cause and help all women who are wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters suffering.

Online Petition:
TVT Mum Petition to sign online >>>

Download Petition to collect Signatures:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petition.pdf >>>
Please submit all hardcopy petitions by the end of January 2012. Many thanks.
Progress on petition signatures:
Petition and Signatures >>>

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".





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