Mesh Removal Surgery & Expenses

My name is Rob Ennis and I need your help to raise the money to travel to Nevada  in January to have mesh removal surgery so I can get my life back. I want my life back. I live in Deland Florida and I am 54 years old
I am an Army Infantry Veteran. I use to love to ride motorcycles, go to the Beach, The Springs, I enjoyed running. I have worked out on and off since I was 17 as a young Infantry Solider. I loved playing in the Woods. I use to enjoy socializing with friends and had a great life.
In 1999 I had a hernia repair using a petroleum polypropylene mesh a plastic. My health started to deteriorate 3 years after the the repair. I started seeing a doctor and after they ran test after test they said there was nothing wrong with me.
I continued to keep moving forward as an Infantry Veteran it was embedded in my head to push on and deal with the pain and keep moving forward. Unfortunately my health continued to deteriorate. So I went back to the doctor years later over and over again and again was told there was nothing wrong with me as they watched me wither away and get sicker and weaker and the pain intensified and they continued to run test.
I couldn't figure out why my health continued to deteriorate. In the last 5 years it has gotten so much worse. I've lost almost 40 lbs. I started having terrible night sweats and wake up soaked most nights. I started have dental issues, Skin issues, brain fog, panic attacks and then fatigue that was so debilitating that I could hardly get off the couch. Needless to say I had to stop working about a year ago.
Imagine if you were 4 or 5 months ahead financially and your health forced you to stop working. If not for my mom I would be homeless. The problem that had caused all of my health issues was the petroleum polypropylene mesh implant. I am having a foreign body response to the plastic and my body is trying to get it out of me.
The VA watched me wither away and get sicker and weaker and the pain intensified for well over 15 years as I screamed at them and they just watched and ran test which is very common for mesh injured patients.
I was told I would have to learn to live with the brutal pain in my lower right side and testicle and all of the health issues. I told the doctor if she was living in the pain that I was she would have emergency surgery or commit suicide. Once again I was dismissed and told it was all in my head a stress related.
I have a opportunity to see the most experienced mesh removal surgery in the country and need help covering the expenses . I am selling everything I own which is not much because I thought I was drying and things meant nothing to me and I let them go one at a time and I had to stop doing everything I loved one by one until I was pretty much couch bound 80 % of the time where I remain now. I am reaching out and asking for your help so I can get to Nevada  and have Dr. K. Petersen do an open removal and take the plastic out and do a mesh free repair so I can regroup and rebuild my life at 55. I can only spend the rest of my life paying it forward.
Living with mesh complications is not living. I appreciate your help. I want my life back. I want my mom to see me healthy again. She has watched me wither away and get sicker and it has caused her great concern. I should be helping her not the other way around. Thank you for your time and you generosity.
Please never get a plastic implant EVER! It is like playing Russian roulette with your life. Demand a natural repair. Thank you.
Rob Ennis
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Rob Ennis 
West DeLand, FL
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