It can be a real shock to discover you are mesh injured. In can also be a relief to realise you are not going crazy and there is a cause of your pain and illness….
Being adversely affected from a surgical medical device is traumatic… especially if you have been unwell or in pain for some time now with no reasonable explanation, or worse, referred to a psychiatrist as the medical profession couldn’t work out was was actually wrong with you, with the message “it’s all in your head”…
It can be helpful to know that there are others are in the same boat and that we are not alone. We urge our members to reach out to others in support groups around Australia and the world.
The conflicting emotions of such a predicament we find ourselves in can be a real struggle. We have experienced a big loss. A loss of health, normal life as we knew it, our jobs/income perhaps, friends or family who couldn’t empathise with our ill health or understand our pain and some have lost partners who they could no longer be intimate with… There are often a great many losses we have suffered involuntarily.