Re: Home again

From: Robyne Hinks (
Fri Mar 31 23:48:43 2000

Dear Toni The symptoms for gut obstruction seem to vary according to the individual but mostly it is severe swelling(you look like you are abot nine months pregnant)and pain that becomes more severe as tje day rolls on and I mean severe.Also your bowels stop moving if it is completely blocked other wise you can have bowel movements but not noirmal movements.You feel ill,very ill but it is the pain and swelling that is the worst.When I feel the obstruction coiming on I immediately fo onto fluids only and try to ride it out as loing as I can.Then I go into hospital and they put you on a drip with absolutely nothing orally and anormal abdominal x-ray will shoiw the blockage and than a gastrograph and small bowel series will tell how bad it is. Love always Robyne.

>----- Original Message -----
From: toni welsh <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 10:29 PM Subject: Re: Home again

> At Fri, 31 Mar 2000, Robyne Hinks wrote:
> >
> >Hi everyone just a few lines to let you know that I am home again after
> >another 4 days in with another gutobstructioin.. I was telling you all
last > >week about being acepted to be tried with the intergel. I JUST HAD to
find a > >Dr who was willing to use it.Well I have had denial after denial but have
> >finally found one who will use it I t is Dr George Fielding in Brisbane
so > >if there is anyone else from Australia there it is but you have to
contact > >Johnson and Johnson or try to get it into the country yourself.It costs
> >A$400 for 300mls.The lady to ask for at J&J is a Ms. Cathy Shelley the
> >production manager here in Australia.I go to see Dr Fielding in Next
> >Thursday at 2;00P.M.WEll I will sign off for now as I am very tired.Love
> >always,Robyne.

>> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Helen Dynda <>
> >To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
> >Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2000 3:10 AM
> >Subject: Attitude is everything
> >
> >> The following was sent to me by Cindy. There is a good lesson to be
> >learned
> >> from this; and this is my reason for sharing it with you.
> >>
> >> Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good
mood > >> and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him
how > >he
> >> was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be
> >> twins!"
> >>
> >> He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day,
Michael > >> was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the
> >> situation.
> >>
> >> Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to
Michael > >> and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of
the > >> time. How do you do it?"
> >>
> >> Michael replied , "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Mike, you
> >have
> >> two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can
choose > >to
> >> be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.
> >>
> >> Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can
> >choose
> >> to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.
> >>
> >> Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept
their > >> complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the
> >> positive side of life.
> >>
> >> "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.
> >>
> >> "Yes, it is," Michael said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut
> >away
> >> all the junk, every situation is a choice.
> >> You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will
affect > >> your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom
line: > >> It's your choice how you live life."
> >>
> >> I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the Tower
> >> Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought
> >about
> >> him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
> >>
> >> Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a serious
> >> accident, falling some 60 feet from a communication tower. After 18
hours > >> of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Michael was released from the
> >> hospital with rods placed in his back.
> >>
> >> I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him
how > >he
> >> was, he replied. "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my
> >scars?"
> >> I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his
> >mind
> >> as the accident took place.
> >>
> >> "The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my
soon > >to
> >> be born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I
> >> remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or I could
> >choose
> >> to die. I chose to live."
> >>
> >> "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.
> >>
> >> Michael continued, "...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me
I > >> was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw
the > >> expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really
scared. > >In
> >> their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action."
> >>
> >> "What did you do?" I asked.
> >>
> >> "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said
> >Michael.
> >> " She asked if I was allergic to anything. ' Yes, I replied.' " The
> >> doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took
a > >> deep breath and yelled, "Gravity." Over their laughter, I told them,
"I > >am
> >> choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."
> >>
> >> Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of
his > >> amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice
to > >> live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.
> >>
> >> You have two choices now:
> >>
> >> 1. Delete this.
> >> 2. Forward it to the people you care about
> >>
> I hope you are feeling better. Can you tell me your symptoms for
> obstruction, I ask only because I relative of mine had an obstruction,
> and he never vomited, and he was still having bowel movements, it was
> told when the dr did a colonoscopy last year the scope did not go in far
> enough, and he had a blockage, but he went on for 6 months having BMs,
> and just suddenly one day he took a pill, and it caused the obstructio,
> he got sick once, and rushed him to ER, he was operated on but
> peritinitis already set in. The second surgery took him, these are the
> reasons I fear surgery so bad. When ar e you trying the Intergel, I
> would go now if the FDA would get it in the US> What are they waiting
> for?
> Toni

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