In reality, SueAnne, it is the adhesions that attach an organ to the peritoneum that causes the paun we feel, not the adhesions that attach intestine to intestine as the outter surface of the intestines have no feeling at all..only the peritoneum does! BUT>>>it is imparative to have the intestines seperated as they sure will obstruct and self distruct ( I made up that last part, but actually they can do that too!!! )
I am also curious how many ARD members suffer Gastric Reflux disorder? That is when you eat something, doesn't matter what ussualy, and you get heartburn, or vomit up or just " urp " up an acidy blie following your meals or food intake? The heartburn can actually hurt in the chest. Any one?
I'll tell you this, friends, if we get nothing out of our suffering with ARD, we will at least be as smart as a rocket scientist and know a heck of a lot more about this disease then any other human being on this planet..and that includes the medical society in general!!
I am a lot less angry now that I have company with the high cholesterol counts...like they say, " Misery likes company " and you know what? It does feel sort of good !!!! Any more out there??
>----- Original Message -----
From: Sue Ann Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 4:30 PM Subject: Re: Cholestrol count & Adhesions? Any relationship?
> >I went to my PCP last Tuesday and had a blood workup done. When the
> >cholesterol count came back it was 280. He called me suggesting that I
go > >on a low cholestrol diet and sent out the information regarding that
> Keeping in mind that I do not have ARD, only had a few adhesions that were
> causing some pain and a few problems, my cholesterol has always been low
> (170-190), and having just had my liver function double checked because of
> possible side-effects from an anti-fungal medication I took, my liver
> function was also fine. At least that's one area I don't have to worry
> Sue Ann