Re: Coping without surgery

From: Helen Dynda (
Thu Jan 27 18:55:34 2000

Richard, It is good to have you back at the Message Board! I don't claim to have all of the answers; but if you want to "lighten your load", you are at the right place. "A problem shared is a problem halved."

Has your wife tried acupuncture or hypnosis? Some doctors at the Women's Health Forum say that these alternative methods of pain relief can help to bring down a person's pain level.

The International Pelvic Pain Society has some very helpful information. Click on each of the following for more information:

1.) Resources - There is alot of information

2.) Physician Members - Are any of these physicians located near where you live?

If you want to share information privately, feel free to do so.


At Thu, 27 Jan 2000, Richard Hagen wrote: >
>I know I haven't written much. My wife needs a new pain
>doctor for pain meds and to keep her motivated in fighting
>the ARD. We are still waiting to hear if surgery is
>available. Meanwhile she suffers greatly.
>We were unable to connect with Dr.Reich when we were in New
>York plus she most likely needs a full surgery and not a lap
>with a scope. The clinic in New Orleans never got back to
>me. We have been made into pariahs locally and it is very
>hard to keep a PCP. I don't know what to do anymore. It's
>like we are at an impasse and nothing will happen unless it
>is life and death and then it most likely will be just
>another two years of suffering and more doctors. Dr.
>Semertzides has not responded as of late. He was the last
>surgeon to work on her. He was going to arrange surgery
>where he could use the interceed. But no info.
>We tried the nerve blocks, pain clinics, pain doctors,
>physical therapy ,now its viceral manipulation. I still feel
>that we are just wasting our money on unknowledgeable
>Its hopeless.

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