Cost of Intergel -- for Robyne's possible surgery in Australia

From: Helen Dynda (
Sun Mar 19 19:02:31 2000

Robyne mentioned that she will have to pay about $2,000 out of her own pocket for the use of Intergel - for a possible upcoming surgery.


At Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Robyne Hinks wrote: >
>Hi everyone Have been offline for a while as I have been in Hospital with another gut obstruction.They operated(laproscopically) and found part of my bowel well wrapped in adhesionsHe was so proud that he found that out(if he only knew).When I got home I had to wade through some 200 e-mails and a pleasant surprise awaited me.About four weeks ago I e-mailed lifecore in America begging them to start proceedings to allow the intergel into Australia.Intergel is being co-produced with Johnson & Johnson.Well the manager of Lifecore e-mailed me to say that she sent my story to the Australian manager.The manager e-mailed me and said that even though it is not in Australia she can get it in in special circumstances.She sent My story to the product manager who rang me and has sdome intergel here in Canberra.She has referred me to a rectal-colonic specialist and I see him on the 11th April at 11A.M.I have to pay for the intergel out of my own pocket which will probably cost in the vicinity of t
>wo thousand dollars.I am so excited to think that I am finally going to have some help.Love always Robyne

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