Anne Monie is one of hundreds of Scottish women to have suffered painful, life-changing side effects from mesh implants.
She was fit and healthy when she went to her doctor with anterior prolapse and mild stress incontinence in 2010. But an operation to fit transvaginal mesh left her in agony.
With nowhere to turn for help in Scotland, the 69-year-old spent £19,000 travelling to the US to get her implant removed.
Anne spoke to BBC Scotland as the Scottish Parliament looks set to pass a bill which would see her and others reimbursed for the cost of private surgery.