Tips & Insights

Have another UTI

Nancy Gretzinger : February 17, 2018 9:32 am : Essential Oils Tips & Tricks, Messy Mesh Tips & Insights

I usually don’t document each UTI or I’d be on every three weeks.  What made it different is his first prescription – Macrobid – I am allergic too.  Needless to say, I am very disappointed this happened.  There were only 2 drugs on the culture and he decided to go with 825 mg of Augmentin which isn’t on the list that I took for the exact same infection the last time I got my tube changed three weeks ago.  Seems interesting????  I called my nurse friend she suggested I put go to pub med and enter infection and essential oils and it said Geranium. 

In Dr. Scott A Johnson’s Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy, It suggests “in vitro research suggests that geranium inhibits common pathogens that infect the urinary tract and improves the effectiveness of quinoline.”  

“In vitro research suggests that geranium inhibits S. enteritidis, P. aeruginosa, E coli, S. aureus, and B. subtilis.

For UTIs, it suggests “Oral – Take 1 capsule filled with 2 drops each of clove, oregano, lemon, cinnamon, and 1 drop of eucalyptus every 15 minutes for 1 hour, and then 3 to 6 times daily thereafter.” Think I’m going to do that with 1 drop of geranium added.

Truly feel it can only help.








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Legal page edited

Nancy Gretzinger : January 20, 2018 4:08 pm : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights

As some of you might know, I am writing a book about my mesh journey and had an attorney review for liability.  I made any changes on this site that correlated with the book.

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Nancy Gretzinger : January 6, 2018 8:00 pm : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights

I have been working on my book and associated activities.  I went to New York in October for a National Publicity Summit.  Met lots of producers and have been on 2 shows.  One related to the book.

I had some editing problems.  My original editor had some family crisis and couldn’t continue, so I went with a mesh sister.  We had some massive miscommunications and major hurt feelings.

I now have a lawyer reading for liability issues since I am dealing with major pharmaceutical companies.

Then to the inside developer,

Lots of expenses I didn’t expect the amount – seems appropriate I am using settlement money for this.

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Mesh Settlements

Nancy Gretzinger : January 6, 2018 7:52 pm : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights, Uncategorized

I still have 2 outstanding mesh settlements.  I received paperwork from the attorney that said the company was going to settle as an aggregate settlement and should hear by the end of the year.  Now it’s mid-January.  Started this in 2011 and it would be nice to be over.

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How they figure settlement

Nancy Gretzinger : November 9, 2017 9:02 am : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights
Mass Tort Suit 

I am not in a lawsuit, but a mass tort suit. Mass tort lawsuits are typically more complicated than class action lawsuits because the way they are structured does not necessarily follow standard predictable legal procedure. Because of the multitude of claims that are brought during the suit, it can be difficult to determine settlements and compensation.  An independent company looks at each case and base points value to each category, considering the severity of the injury and other factors. Base points are either increased or decreased according to several additional objective criteria, such as the number of qualifying procedures, and the number of significant medical events. Once the estimated gross settlement award it is subject to the deduction for (1) attorney fees and expenses, (2) the multidistrict litigation assessment, and (3) any healthcare reimbursement obligations you might owe. I am not sure this is true in every case.


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Interview on local ABC 15 on Cipro.

Nancy Gretzinger : September 13, 2017 8:39 pm : Messy Mesh Blog, Messy Mesh Tips & Insights

Check it out


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Fascinating article on UTI’s

Nancy Gretzinger : September 4, 2017 5:29 pm : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights

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Scotland’s Government Acknowledges Mesh Atrocities

Nancy Gretzinger : March 26, 2017 5:39 pm : Messy Mesh Blog, Messy Mesh Tips & Insights


Women’s POP/SUI TVMesh Complications Support.…/mesh-scandal-findings-have-no…/ 

All eyes on Scotland this week. The eyes of the world are certainly on you Scotland and we can only hope the truth will prevail because we know firsthand the truth. Integrity must prevail. Thank you, Scotland and the Scottish mesh survivors.


In this article published on March 26, 2017,

FORMER Health Secretary Alex Neil last night condemned the “horrific ordeal” suffered by victims of what is potentially Scotland’s biggest ever medical negligence scandal.


For the first time, Mr. Neil admitted that he had faced significant opposition from within the medical community when he suspended the surgery for bladder and prolapse conditions.




Australia was first to take the leap.  See in Mesh Tips and Insights

16 Feb 2017

THE Senate will hold an inquiry into how gynecological mesh devices that have left some women with catastrophic injuries were approved for sale in Australia.

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Parliamentary Inquiry link

Nancy Gretzinger : March 7, 2017 1:29 pm : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights

This article came out yesterday regarding the parliamentary inquiry about transvaginal mesh being given the go ahead:…/senate-approves-inquiry-into…/


16 Feb 2017

THE Senate will hold an inquiry into how gynecological mesh devices that have left some women with catastrophic injuries were approved for sale in Australia.

The Senate voted for the inquiry on Wednesday after Senator Derryn Hinch compared the registration, in 2005, of transvaginal mesh devices for women experiencing prolapse after pregnancy and childbirth with the approval of morning sickness drug Thalidomide in the 1960s which caused birth defects in children.

The TGA approved the first of more than 40 different mesh devices for transvaginal (through the vagina) surgery to treat prolapse in 2005. It approved the devices despite no evidence of their safe use in prolapse cases and clear warnings in 2003 of the need for controlled trials on related mesh devices.


It would be nice if we could get someone in the US to do the same.



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Mesh – and you feel like crap!

Nancy Gretzinger : March 7, 2017 1:26 pm : Messy Mesh Tips & Insights
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When you feel like crap, it’s hard to feel better.  I have chronic fatigue, constant UTI’s, etc.  Five years of surgeries,  procedures and constant turmoil.  Every time I thought we had finished, something else would happen.  I would spiral into a deep depression, then I would start all over again.  It was awful. 
I kept reading all this stuff about being happy and quite frankly, I didn’t feel happy and was really fed up with all this “Oh, life is wonderful” stuff.
So finally one day, I decided to think of at least one thing I was grateful for before I went to bed.   This seemed to help.
Then, because of other factors, I started researching the brain. There is so much to being mindful, thinking happy thoughts, etc.  I was so impressed with all my research that I put together a 100 slide power point and have presented it twice. Mediation and thinking positive thoughts before you sleep are amazing tools to help the brain.  AND hopefully, any day, I will get the final okay, that part of the power point has been published as an e Kindle book!!  “Happy, Healthy Brain” – I found Pub Med research on essential oils almost each part of the brain and how it would help, including pain and depression.
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