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are YOU??!

 

Campaigners renew calls for end to mesh implant operations after

US court says device is defective

 

Ms. Linda Batiste & her victory hug!

Ms. Linda Batiste & her victory hug!

Dallas Skyline from the 6th floor of the George Allen Building, where LB v. Ethicon proceedings were held on the 6th floor, Judge Ken Molberg presiding.

Dallas Skyline from the 6th floor of the George Allen Building, where LB v. Ethicon proceedings were held on the 6th floor, Judge Ken Molberg presiding.

Meaningless Things

“Meaningless Things” by Adam Watts

I have witnessed many kinds of people in that courtroom over the last three weeks. They all have a choice in this life.  It is evident that some have chosen one path, while others have chosen the other.  Which have you chosen:  To be a King of Meaningless Things or to be A Slave of Love?  You are a slave either way.


Psalm 103: 1-6

Psalm 103: 1-6

1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

 

The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights

Witnessing a civil trial makes ya kinda wanna remind yourself again . . .

http://www.BillofRightsInstitute.org

The U.S. Constitution - Downloadable PDF
Bill of Rights - Downloadable PDF

Bill of Rights

The Conventions of a number of the States
having, at the time of adopting the
Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to
prevent misconstruction or abuse of its
powers, that further declaratory and
restrictive clauses should be added, and as
extending the ground of public confidence
in the Government will best insure the
beneficent ends of its institution;
Resolved, by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, two‐thirds
of both Houses concurring, that the
following articles be proposed to the
Legislatures of the several States, as
amendments to the Constitution of the
United States; all or any of which articles,
when ratified by three‐fourths of the said
Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and
purposes as part of the said Constitution,
namely:

Amendment 1
Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press; or the
right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the government for a redress
of grievances.

Amendment 11
A well regulated militia, being necessary to
the security of a free state, the right of the
people to keep and bear arms, shall not be
infringed.

Amendment 111
No soldier shall, in time of peace be
quartered in any house, without the consent
of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a
manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment 1V
The right of the people to be secure in their
persons, houses, papers, and effects, against
unreasonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated, and no warrants shall issue,
but upon probable cause, supported by oath
or affirmation, and particularly describing
the place to be searched, and the persons or
things to be seized.

Amendment V No person shall be held to answer for a
capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless
on a presentment or indictment of a grand
jury, except in cases arising in the land or
naval forces, or in the militia, when in
actual service in time of war or public
danger; nor shall any person be subject for
the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy
of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any
criminal case to be a witness against
himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law; nor
shall private property be taken for public
use, without just compensation.

Amendment V 1
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused
shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public
trial, by an impartial jury of the state and
district wherein the crime shall have been
committed, which district shall have been
previously ascertained by law, and to be
informed of the nature and cause of the
accusation; to be confronted with the
witnesses against him; to have compulsory
process for obtaining witnesses in his favor,
and to have the assistance of counsel for his
defense.
Amendment V 11
In suits at common law, where the value in
controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the
right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and
no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise
reexamined in any court of the United
States, than according to the rules of the
common law.

Amendment V 111
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor
excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and
unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment 1X
The enumeration in the Constitution, of
certain rights, shall not be construed to
deny or disparage others retained by the
people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
by it to the states, are reserved to the states
respectively, or to the people.

A Texas-sized Tear Tidal Wave . . . .

Watch for Week 2, Day 1 of Batiste v. Ethicon to be posted shortly on MND and themeshwarrior.com: “An Unexpected Rollercoaster in Texas.”

To be a true patient warrior and patient advocate, you have to be strong and vulnerable at the same time… here’s what that looked like on me today. :(  Glad to have mesh-injured friend, Becky, and patient advocate, Joleen, with me, or… I would have ended up looking like Edward Scissorhands on a really bad day….  Glad today is over.  Linda Batiste (plaintiff) takes the stand tomorrow.  Pray and wish us love.  luck and God’s mercy on us all. ~Aaron

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New PUBLIC Facebook Page – Come & “Like”

The Mesh Warrior BluesJust a quick update Angels…..

Please “Like” my new PUBLIC page, The Mesh Warrior -https://www.facebook.com/themeshwarrior . There you can keep up easily in short format with where I will be- event dates, etc. – including speaking engagements, trial coverage, visits to UCLA, St. Louis, Arizona, etc. and come along in the car next to me for interviews of Angels, Warriors, doctors and who knows what else I’m (and you’re) in for! Thank you!

Love you all!  I’m back to trial coverage in Dallas on Monday.

Blue is the New Red

The Mesh Warrior:

Do your Blue! It’s fun and it supports your fellow mesh-injured. I’ll be in the courthouse for the trial of Ms. Linda Batiste v. Ethicon again tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Originally posted on The Mesh Warrior:

Good Early Morning Angels;

Don’t you just love it when you can pull off a beautiful bright red lipstick and look lovely but not like you work in a red light district?  Sometimes I’ll see a woman whose red lipstick catches my eye, and those of you who know me personally know I cannot live without my two favorite girly pleasures:

1) Bracelets

AND

2) LIPSTICK!!

Yes- I am addicted to both, and I’m not ashamed to say it.  Often people will say to me, “I wish I could wear that and get away with it.”  I’m here to say, “Yep, you can too.”  Many of you will attest that living through the Mesh Hell will remove some of our most petty fears if you let it – like caring what other people think about what you wear or how you choose to outwardly express your currently inner reality.

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Blue is the New Red

Good Early Morning Angels;

Don’t you just love it when you can pull off a beautiful bright red lipstick and look lovely but not like you work in a red light district?  Sometimes I’ll see a woman whose red lipstick catches my eye, and those of you who know me personally know I cannot live without my two favorite girly pleasures:

1) Bracelets

AND

2) LIPSTICK!!

Yes- I am addicted to both, and I’m not ashamed to say it.  Often people will say to me, “I wish I could wear that and get away with it.”  I’m here to say, “Yep, you can too.”  Many of you will attest that living through the Mesh Hell will remove some of our most petty fears if you let it – like caring what other people think about what you wear or how you choose to outwardly express your currently inner reality.

Getting dressed in the morning is a form of affordable art for me.  I confess that I do it less and less as writing doesn’t require much more than PJs and lip balm.  However, if I go too long with out fixing myself up, I start to get the blues (or even worse, the “Mean Reds,” so sometimes I do it for no reason at all.  I decided that I love the blue lipstick so much from the recent Mesh Warrior photo shoot that my friends did for me and the Foundation, that I am going to make it a habit of wearing the blue lips.

Starting today.  Yep- in public.  I’ll be in a meetings in Dallas.  I’ll be in the courthouse meeting lawyers, reporters and God only knows who else.  And well, I think the blue lips will just be a good, shall we say, conversational piece? :)  So, I’m going to teach you how to do The Blues because, well, I’ve decided at 5:16 a.m. that BLUE is the NEW RED.

Jennifer Massoud/JenXFaces www.jenxfaces.com

Jennifer Massoud/JenXFaces http://www.jenxfaces.com

My friend Jennifer with www.jenxfaces.com first taught me, and she is the lovely soul who did my make-up for the photo shoot.  I thought to myself this morning.  If a doctors and manufacturers can do what they’ve done to us all, completely out in the clear blue daylight, than surely it can be no more egregious for me to wear blue lipstick in the clear blue daylight – whenever I good and well darn please, and so can you. Here’s how she did it:

She used a regular small paint brush, one you could find at Michael’s or the Dollar Store.  She painted my lips with body paint from MAC, which is the brand of make-up I use almost exclusively.  She used a lipliner and then press on glitter to get the Cobalt blue shimmer, which is her favorite hue of the blues.

Jen's Products

Jen’s Products

I LOVED my make-up so much from the shoot, that yes, I slept in it and wore it the next day until I looked too much like Edward Scissorhands, and less like a daring and dashing lady.

The Mesh Warrior Blues

The Mesh Warrior Blues

I had the great joy of hosting my niece and nephew for a few days over Spring Break last week, and my 11-yr-old had been begging me to do her make-up like mine in the photos she’s seen, so we had a bit of fun.  Being out in the country, we didn’t have access to MAC products, so we improvised, using some of what Jen taught us and some of our own ideas.  We loved how it came out! Here is my niece and her version of The Blues as well as the products we used – all from CVS, we found a tattoo kit that included glitter and safe “body glue” for the face:

The Baby Blues

The Baby Blues

photo 1

Milani Shadow Eyes in “Aquatic Style;” L’Oreal Pencil Liquid Eyeliner in “Turquoise,” and Shimmer Glitter Tattoos Body Glue and Turquoise Glitter

Baby Blues #2

Baby Blues #2

Thank you Jen for teaching us how to be our kind of beautiful every day!  Jen loves to teach and loves the art of making women feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside, and as her friend, I can tell you, she is simply gorgeous inside and out.  Have fun with this post.  Let me know if you dare to don the blues like I do.  We liked the turquoise look, so that’s what I’m rockin’ today! ;)

Beautiful INSIDE and OUT - Jennifer Massoud.  She's kinda THE BOMB!

Beautiful INSIDE and OUT – Jennifer Massoud. She’s kinda THE BOMB!

Love you all~

Aaron

A “Pictures Page” is Worth 1,000 Words

ResizedImage274404-a-thousand-words_thumb[2]Hi Angels;

I’ve added a new page to the blog that simply includes mesh-gone-wrong pictures, with sourcing if the pictures are public or part of a medical journal/review.

If you have pictures you’d like to share, even if they are yours personally, I can post them anonymously. The reason I added this page is because this term is one of THE MOST SEARCHED FOR terms on Google, Yahoo, etc. regarding the mesh subject matter. There are new people looking for help and information, and pictures are what they want to see first. This page will give them something to show their doctors, a benefit most of us did not have.  Please send me an email or call me if you have any public or private pics you’d like me to post to the new page, here: PICTURES OF MESH (you can also reach this page from the Navigation Bar on the Home/Blog page).

Thank you, Angels!

 

All my love and then some~

Aaron

How many words is 1,000 pictures worth?

How many words is 1,000 pictures worth?