Re: Mrsa & copd
First of all "having MRSA" isn't really a condition per se. If she has an active MRSA infection (like an active pneumonia or an active bone infection etc.) then that's a problem. Otherwise, all it means is that she has a certain type of bacterium living on her skin and it poses no extra risk to her going for surgery. The COPD definitely does increase her risk of perioperative complications. How severe is her COPD? Is she on puffers? Is she on oxygen? How far can she walk or how much can she exert herself before she gets short of breath?
The other thing to consider is that, even if they have to remove the mesh, it's not going to be a huge surgery. Generally, in people with COPD, the highest risk surgeries are the ones where the chest or the abdomen need to be opened up. Removal of the mesh wouldn't really mean any of that. However, if the mesh is infected or causing her a great deal of discomfort, maybe taking it out IS a good idea.