Re: Aggravated

From: Kay Moran (
Sat Mar 11 11:05:25 2000

Dear Susan - Your internist is full of it. The chances are the lumpiness under your right rib is from retractor (that holds the operating field open during surgery) damage done during appendectomy. I had pain etc.. for 13 years before I had laparascopic gall bladder removal in December 1998. 6 weeks later I had adhesions removed, laparascopicly. It took care of the pain, but the pain later returned. I'm going to try again. With the borderline functioning of your gall bladder ( whether from disease or damage) you can be sure it is INFLAMED. Which we all know leads to adhesions. I had a bad experience with my 2nd laparascopic procedure. Seriously under-medicated because surgeon was so sure this minimally invasive procedure wouldn't hurt so much. So I'm sure he didn't clean up after himself very well (which led to more adhestions). because according to him, laparascopic surgery leaves no adhestions! So, I guess my suggestion amounts to - make sure your surgeons don't share these opinions. Or do what I'm doing. Find a surgeon who is less cocky. Kay M.

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2000 7:44 AM Subject: Aggravated

> I had TAH,BSo,appendectomy 5/26/99.Since surgery I have had lumpy
> feeling under right rib,real bloated,constipated and you know all the
> feelings.According to Dr, who did surgery no Endo,just adhesions on
> female parts and appendix from C-section,tubal ligation 22 years ago.I
> am scheduled for a Lap on 4/7 with 2 Drs.who are in Atlanta.First I will
> have an ENdoscope,possible gallbladder removal as the lst Dr.said my
> gallbladder is borderline functioning(38 on scan)Then if lots of
> adhesions 2nd Dr, will step in and do his parts.Both of these DRS, are
> expert in their field and neither one does Laparatomies.THis is my
> dilemma.My Internist told me I was crazy,that I would be worse after the
> surgery.Both at having gallbladder out and adhesions removed.Now do I
> want to sit here and wait for a gallbladder attack and have to have
> surgery just anywhere or a bowel obstruction and have to be cut wide
> open.Why would my Internist not know that this might happen?He said 38
> on a Hiata scan was functioning.WHo out there has had trouble after
> having gallbladder removed Lap?I don't think I have ever heard anybody
> having that much trouble after having a gallbladder out.As for the
> adhesions I know more will form but this Dr, is an Endo specialist and
> an expert in his field.How does my Internist know I want be better?He
> only offered me RX for acid refux which I think is the last thing I
> could have.Some indigestion but not when I lay down and I hardly ever
> burb.Please someone out there give me some suggestions.Thanks.Susan

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