MESH IS A RODEO
“Jesse is my grandson and his Dad, James is one of a kind Daddy. I am sharing this story because we all need to know other people not mesh injured can still “GET IT.” Sometimes family does not. James has been with me several times when I have had an incontinent episode and have been so embarrassed. Tonight, we talked about a friend who is suffering from MESH injury within her family. Let me give you context first: My daughter rodeos. . .
My daughter and James began talking, and the concept they both offered was, “Well Mom, they tie a bull up in his important parts with a flank strap; that is what Mesh does to women and here is the truth: A flank strap is a leather or nylon strap, or soft rope, which is wrapped around the flanks of a bull or horse, usually to encourage bucking. “No wonder, Mom, the MESH world is full of injured women who just want to break free of a human flank strap.” Then James, smiled and said, “Mom I would be madder than hell if it were done me. I am also madder than hell for you.”
Validation comes in all forms and when you are part of this hell of mesh, validation is everything.
A flank strap, a pelvic mesh, they both make all of us bucking mad; the bull is a great example, one I now will use when asked how life is with a mesh implant. It is a pelvic, bull flank strap, and I was not treated as a human being when I was implanted and left, and not for eight seconds like a bull to buck and make a fuss to be released from pain. I was left for a lifetime.
Rodeo stories are part of our family. My Grandpa raised bulls. I hope this story helps you laugh but helps you know being MAD about mesh is a good thing. It helps you fight for your life.”
A beautiful story, written by a mesh-injured woman and friend, Teresa