"Abdominal Hernia Mesh"
About: Bunbury Hospital Bunbury Hospital Bunbury 6230 Fiona Stanley Hospital Fiona Stanley Hospital Murdoch 6150 Fremantle Hospital and Health Service Fremantle Hospital and Health Service Fremantle 6160 Joondalup Specialist Medical Centre Joondalup Specialist Medical Centre Joondalup 6027 Peel Health Campus Peel Health Campus Mandurah 6210 Royal Perth Hospital Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000 http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/ Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Nedlands 6009
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Following the mesh implant surgery for abdominal hernias, I have had major life threatening complications and chronic pain for nearly 3 years, and have been unable to eat anything but thin liquids for over 2 years.
Many different surgical opinions on what the problem is with no thorough explanation.
Surgeons willing to operate and then refusing to and no alternative treatments been given.
My questions are: Why, when I had a tube in my bowel and Prep being put through for a MRI would it not go through, even after the rate was slowed, and I was vomiting the solution back up, was I being told my bowel was not blocked?
Why haven’t I been referred to a nutritionist if I am passing out from a lack of nutrients, and pain on a regular basis?
Why has this mesh not been removed?
I am in the country, and I am also not getting access to vital information. The cost of travel and ongoing medication, is putting a huge financial burden on us as I am unable to work.
I’ve been left in pain and have not been able to eat for over 2 years and have lost 70kgs. My GP has told me that my system is shutting down, but no one will operate on me to remove the mesh or give me any alternatives. I am in fear that I will not wake up one day leaving a young child motherless. My child suffers anxiety attacks as he worries I will not be home for him after school, that I will be in hospital again instead. Or that plans will get cancelled as they often are due to me being in too much pain or I don't physically have the energy to take him to the planned outings.
I have previously had many other surgeries and have recovered well from all of them, but right from day one have complained about something not being right since this mesh was put in, but no one seems to be listening.
I wrote a formal complaint letter to the Royal Perth Hospital which was responded to, but no answers to my concerns have been provided.
Where do I go to for help on getting the vital medical treatment I need? I feel like I’ve been left to slowly die, as no one is willing to fix the damage that the mesh is doing to me.