Re: so far so good

From: Bernie and Beverly Doucette (
Sat Jan 22 14:02:08 2000

I am hoping that you will keep us informed as to your progress, Chris.

I am very saddened that you had to have a laporotomy, but that happens when you have surgeons who are not all that comfortable with adhesions and most do not have the experience in lysing adhesions other then through a laporotomy. The very sad thing here is that you will, in most likelyhood, reform most of the adhesions lysed in this surgery as well as develop Denovo adhesions as a result of this surgery. And when you spoke of the bleeding, it brought to mind the etiology of adhesion formation which is a result of the body's reaction to blood left in the abdominal cavity following a surgery as that is where the Denovo ( or new ) formations will form. It is all to sad, as one gets pretty desperate and one must have hope for thier has little choice as to how to find relief from the adhesion pain! Pain, pills, surgery, pain, pills ,surgery until you end up living with the pain on pills and no more surgery's.

Best of luck to you Chris, wish it could have been better for you!

>Bev...----- Original Message -----
From: chris <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2000 12:35 PM Subject: so far so good

> Hello Everyone, I have waited a while to write this letter. I had
> surgery on Oct.18,1999, it was suppose to be a lap and in the middle of
> the surgery the doctors realized they could not finish this way because
> of massive adhesions, so they open me up and still had alot of problems.
> The surgery told over 5 hours to remove adhesions and my ovary, and it
> was suppose to be an hour to and hour an half, and a same day surgery. I
> had a chief of gyn doing the surgery and he did not really want to do
> the surgery because of adhesions but when he found out I knew all there
> was to know about adhesions he agreed. I never went into surgery with
> hopes of being pain free, because I knew there was no way to stop the
> adhesions from reforming but I hope to have less pain.The doctors had to
> deal with alot of bleeding and also they could not get all the adhesions
> and I understand because they had problems seeing anything because of
> adhesions.It is 3 months after surgery and I feel ok, I am not pain
> free, but I have pain I can deal with. If I would not have had my ovary
> I would never have had another surgery, not because of doctors but
> because I learned my lesson on surgery for adhesions, you are in a no
> win situtation(sp) but it was my last hope. I am thankful to be a part
> of this group, because of you all I knew what I was getting into and
> what questions to ask. I went to the doctor last Wed for a check up and
> I had some questions and one thing she said to me was never agree to
> another surgery unless your life depends on it and I told her I will
> never have another surgery unless my life depends on it. I am not
> totally healed so I do not know if the pain will get worse, it will be a
> few more months before I am healed and really how much pain I am having
> but so far I feel ok except for the minor pain. Thanks to everyone for
> helping me.

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