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> Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2000 6:24 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> Subject: Advice please...
> First, the background:
> 4/92 Ectopic pregnancy (emergency surgery, removal of left ovary &
> fallopian tube)(I did tell him it wasn't bad cramps - but as usual, he
> ignored me)
> 1/95 Conal biopsy, tubal ligation, lysis of adhesions (surprise, Dr. -
> I TOLD you I was hurting!)
> 8/96 Partial hysterectomy (all except the remaining ovary), lysis of
> adhesions (after 2 months of painkillers that made me stupid and
> nauseous and didn't stop the pain)
> One week before the last operation was scheduled, I went in because of
> sudden bloating (I looked very pregnant!). The doctor I saw told me I
> was constipated and sent me home. I had approximately 1 yr of relief
> following the surgery, then the bloating started up again. The pain is
> constant, and when I'm bloated, it is nearly impossible to move.
> I've had these episodes anywhere from 4-6 months apart, and each lasts
> anywhere from 1 day to 2 1/2 weeks. I've lost 3 jobs because of this,
> and the lab bills keep mounting up because, of course, insurance won't
> pay them. Now it's started again. I went through all the x-rays, CAT
> scans, the barium enema (no, no apparent blockage), and a ton of other
> tests. I was trying to avoid another operation. I can live with the
> constant pain - it's pretty bad but bearable. But not this - it started
> again last night and now I'm on the verge of losing another job. I
> can't do it!
> If anyone reads this fairly quickly, I would like to know whether or not
> I should go to a clinic or what. An appointment with a doctor could
> take forever, and I can't work until something is done. I'm so paranoid
> about doctors because I get the same reactions as most of you apparently
> do - I'm an idiot and it's all in my head. Besides, they aren't the
> ones who end up with one unpayable bill for every work day they miss.
> I'm in the Orlando, FL area. Does anyone know of a doctor around here
> with any experience with adhesions? Thank you so much.
> Tara Sherman
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