Sling the Mesh: March woman June had operation in 2012 – and has suffered with pain since
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June Smith had a TVT operation in May 2012 with a product that was taken off the market a month later.
Mrs Smith, of March, said: “From the outset I wasn’t well – I kept having pain.
“I went back to the hospital in 2013 to have a check-up, because I was still in pain, but they said everything was OK.
“In October 2014 I started getting E. coli infections and the pain was gradually getting worse.
“I went back to see my surgeon and I was booked in to have an operation. In January 2015 I had a piece of the mesh removed.
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“When I saw my surgeon for a follow-up appointment he said I was healing OK and sent me for pain management. I got the impression he was insinuating that my pain was all in my head.
“He also told me the mesh could not be removed.”
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A few weeks later the E. coli infections came back.
She said: “I was in so much pain, I wished I wasn’t here anymore. I have been on antibiotics ever since.
“My doctor wrote to my surgeon because I was so poorly.
“My surgeon then referred me to Sohier Elneil in London to have the mesh removed. I am due to have it removed at the end of June.
“I want this operation stopped. I do not want any other women to go through the nightmare that I have.”