After the hour long phone interview with the nurse I got a call back that the National Jewish Hopital for Allergy and Asthma wants me to come for five days of testing that involve a weekend in-between. I fly out on Jun 25 for the June 26th appointment. The doctor that developed the blood test encourages people that are going to get an implant get this test first to avoid all the problems I've been through.
I have an appt with Dr. Tew in Cincinnati and if the allergy tests are positive, I might have it taken out. I just might be in that 1 % as I always am with this Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and I just might be getting some benefit from such a surgery.
Mei Mei ~
Thank you for alerting AN patients who are considering surgery about the blood test to determine whether they are allergic to the titanium mesh that many doctors use.
I sincerely hope that the tests show you are a candidate to have the titanium mesh removed and by doing so, find surcease for your pain issues.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mei Mei and you are not alone.
Please try to update us after the test results are revealed. Thanks. Jim