Surgical Mesh Causes Life Long Underlining Side Effects. It’s not an opioid crisis if you are a patient in need of help with pain

Hello and Welcome to After Thoughts, WestCoastMeshFighter.  I have seen a lot of information online regarding Pain Medication and The Opioid Crisis.  I have touched on this subject before in my video's.  Before I get into this, I always post a disclosure that I am not a doctor or a lawyer, just a patient that … Continue reading Surgical Mesh Causes Life Long Underlining Side Effects. It’s not an opioid crisis if you are a patient in need of help with pain

Updates: Announcements, Daily challenges, & Not letting that stop me from chasing my dreams. Mesh Awareness Pacific (MAP) & more.

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Westcoastmeshfighter, stuck between two worlds living with a Transvaginal Mesh.  So much has happened in this year and coming into the last part of 2018, it's hard to believe we are 3 months away till 2019.  I am extremely excited to share some really happy news, and also what I … Continue reading Updates: Announcements, Daily challenges, & Not letting that stop me from chasing my dreams. Mesh Awareness Pacific (MAP) & more.

How navigating through California’s public healthcare system had me so stressed out. Here is what I know. (Part 1)

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Afterthoughts, for westcoastmeshfighter.  My name is Michelle and I struggle everyday living with a Transvaginal Mesh Implant.  I apologize for the delay in my posts, the last couple of weeks have been a bit chaotic.  I do have a lot of updates and possible answers to questions regarding the public healthcare … Continue reading How navigating through California’s public healthcare system had me so stressed out. Here is what I know. (Part 1)

Why do I have energy at times when I can rest, but when I rest I have too much energy?

  Hello and Good Morning/Evening and Welcome to Afterthoughts, (WCMF).  Since I missed Manic Monday and was late with Sundays and Smalltalk, I thought that talking about chronic pain and fatigue would be a great topic, plus, some things I try to do to make my nights rest as comfortable as possible.   The last … Continue reading Why do I have energy at times when I can rest, but when I rest I have too much energy?

What kind of healthcare should I expect now that I am on Medi-Cal?

Hello and Good Evening/Morning to everyone and welcome back to Afterthoughts, westcoastmeshfighter.  Stuck between two worlds living with a Transvaginal Mesh Implant.  The last few weeks have been tough, I personally felt like my heart strings were being pulled so hard, that maybe I couldn't take it, also dealing with my conditions and trying to … Continue reading What kind of healthcare should I expect now that I am on Medi-Cal?

How do I create a new happy adjusted life living with Transvaginal Mesh limitations?

Hello Good Evening/Morning to everyone and welcome to Afterthoughts, for Westcoastmeshfighter.  Tonight's subject is about your self worth and work.  Most of us were different people, with different outlooks about our life and what we wanted it to be.  Then the mesh implants started to cause severe pelvic pain, constipation, infections, auto immune disorder, mesh revisional, physical Therapy … Continue reading How do I create a new happy adjusted life living with Transvaginal Mesh limitations?

How Do We Shake Sensitivity Living with Transvaginal Mesh????

Hello and Good Evening/Morning to everyone and thank you for stopping by and reading tonight.  I wanted to talk about sensitivity and trying to cope in the world we live in.  We all know what is happening worldwide.  I have seen a lot in my 41 years however it seems like with everyday that goes by … Continue reading How Do We Shake Sensitivity Living with Transvaginal Mesh????

How have I gotten this far? So happy to announce we finally have……

Good evening/morning to everyone!  It's been a really rough week, and during my down time, I started to do research on what is going on regarding Transvaginal Mesh Implant news, cases, and any updated shows and/or services, sadly I haven't found any programs here in my county that helps disabled citizens.  As I continued my research, I have … Continue reading How have I gotten this far? So happy to announce we finally have……

Hello, my name is Mrs. Michelle Hedgcoth and I had a medical device, Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Implant in 2009 to correct (POP), pelvic organ prolapse. This happened about 5-6 years, after my third child was born. I started this blog is to share information on how my quality of life has changed, the daily challenges I deal with, and to help others who are struggling with mesh side effects. My TVM has been recalled off the market by the manufacturer and the FDA in 2011 revised their stance on the products, saying “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare.” This is my story…..I thought I was alone for so long, and because of the time that has past I am approaching my blog with both past, present, and future posts of how life has changed for me, how the public is handling this and based on freedom of the press, sharing information collected online for the sole purpose to help others who are suffering and feeling alone, I stand up against mesh.