Dear Baroness Cumberledge and the rest of the review team, I’m writing to highlight some recent developments in awareness of chronic UTI and antibiotic resistance as featured in The Guardian a few weeks ago https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/04/rise-in-persistent-urinary-tract-infections-could-be-linked-to-antibiotics-crackdown As you may remember, I had my first visit with Professor James Malone Lee prior to our meeting last June. […]Read More Letter to the IMMDS Review Team about crisis in UTI (urinary tract infections) management for mesh injured patients.
“As embodied species, we share a common vulnerability emerging from the condition of living in bodies and in time. But, importantly, vulnerability is also socially, politically, and economically created and differentially imposed. An acknowledgement of vulnerability, both shared and produced, can open a space of interconnection as well as a platform for responsiveness […]Read More Vulnerability and Resistance: Creativity turns Pain into Power.
Last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a review into the vaginal mesh health scandal along with two other serious health scandals, the pregnancy test Primodos and epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate. Awareness of the mesh health scandal had largely gone unnoticed and unreported here in the UK until last year when campaign […]Read More STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ANNOUNCEMENT OF REVIEW OF MESH HEALTH SCANDAL.
The limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind – Marina Abramovich is a performance artist who I have been fascinated with for as long as I can remember. Her work explores the boundaries of body and mind. She has a relentless work ethic, which is something I had myself hooked into when […]Read More The call of the artist.
In the first two years of my debility, I was mostly bedridden and taking an insane amount of very strong pain medications. I was utterly dependent on the medication at that point. My mesh device was causing excruciating nerve pain and I could feel the tension of the implant throughout my groin like a cheesewire […]Read More Postcards From My Bed: The Beginnings Of The Bedbound Revolution
***For the attention of Lord O’Shaughnessy, Lord Hunt, Baroness McIntosh, Baroness Jolly, Lord Patel and Baroness Tonge *** Dear Lords and Ladies, I am grateful to you all for your contributions to the review of the safety of pelvic mesh implants in the House of Lords last week, on Tuesday 6th February […]Read More Letter to Government: Mesh Health Scandal
I spend so much time in bed because of the debility I suffer as a result of mesh complications. It can lead to feelings of isolation and at times, despair. In the last few years I have been working on my resistance and resilience in a bid to get some quality of life […]Read More Creative Resistance: Deconstructing polypropylene rope.