>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robyne Hinks
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 7:10 PM
> Subject: Pain,Surgery,Intergel
> Hi everyone.Ihave just arrived home from another stint in hospital with a small bowel obstruction and severe bowel spasms.Every time I obstuct I seem to suffer these horrendous spasms.I begged them two nights ago to please let me die.I just could not stand it anymore.Even the pethidine was not working so they put an epidural marcaine infusion in and it was great,no pain but I couldnot walk either.My pain management Dr. said I can have this infusion any time it gets bad so I said "you had better make this bed my permanet home because I dont want to give this infusion up".My normal pain meds are 30mg of mis cont morning and night as well as 75mg of endep at night.This is still not getting me pain free or stopping the soreness of my swollen abdomen.I also find that the morphine is causing my hair to fall out.Has anyone else exprienced this.I told the doc but he wasnt at all interested.I woud like to find someone else but pain management places here in Australia are few and far be
>tween.Can anyone give me some suggestions on pain med.My urologist who is really great and my rock is trying to find someone too.He never gets upset even if I ring him in the middle of the night in bad pain,he just says for me to go up to the hospital and he will get me some relief.He has also warned me to have no more surgery unless it is life and death.However he is very interested to find out about this intergel and what its success has been.I would like to know from anyone who has had the treatment or who is thinking of it.Im at the stage where I would willingly try it.Thanks for listening to my gripes,Robyne.
Jaynie here. Don't worry about pulling your own weight. We are all going to learn something from this experience and so is your family. Something like patience, giving, and acceptance. I am at acceptance right now. At first my attitude was, you broke me now fix me!!!! Now I know and am finally able and willing to help myself. I do not believe that I am in as much pain as a lot of women on this site. I was when I first arrived in the fall. I think I have accepted that I may have pain for the rest of my life and I need to take control of it and the P.T. has done wonders. We just got a brand new Harley so no more breaking down. I have got to be better by Aug. to go to STURGIS a huge MC rally. I am determined. Have not been able to ride for 2 years and already had to sell my bike. I have new dreams and hopes now. A month ago I had non. Thanks JJ So remember , your family is learning there own lessons and you are learning yours. It helped me anyway.