I hope you are doing well today..
In friendship Bev
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From: Kay Moran <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2000 12:07 PM Subject: Re: Aggravated
> 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
> Kay M.
>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Susan" <email@example.com>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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