Re: Advice please...

Tue Jan 18 10:34:46 2000

Tara, get yourself to a Pain Management doctor as soon as you can. They are usually anesthesia doctors and they can help you find a good gastro (usually, mine are very helpful, yet I do not live in Florida). I would assume that they will be more than happy to help you. Maybe someone else on the panel can be of even more help. Good luck, and may God be with you!!!

> -----Original Message-----
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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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