“Knowing what I know now, I understand why so many women disengage from medical help,” says Ms Watson.

“So little is still known about mesh injury, so doctors often turn us away with the message that ‘it’s all in your head.’ All of this needs to be kept in mind when treating someone with mesh injury.

“We are damaged. We react negatively. We are very scared, sick, and in a lot of pain. And that can cause bad behaviour in any human being. 

For more information about Ms Watson’s work contact: justine@meshinjuredaustralia.org.au