Re: Any alternatives???

From: Karla Nygren (
Tue Apr 18 04:11:41 2000


I suggest that unless it is an extreme emergency, you not undergo anymore laparotomies.....they are just making your adhesions worse. There are doctors that are performing laparscopic adhesion removal which appears to be pretty successful. I do not care to see anyone end up in the same situation as I am in (go ahead and read my story on the quilt...Karla N). I am soon to be scheduled for my 27th laparotomy since 1991.....I have no choice since it is medically necessary for me to survive. I am in a situation where not only do I have extremely bad adhesions, but I also have absolutely no abdominal wall remaining and I am continuously herniating despite repeated repairs.

If you are interested in hearing more about these physicians performing laparscopic procedures feel free to email me privately.

Karla N.

>----- Original Message -----
From: Igor Gudymenko <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 2:41 AM Subject: Re: Any alternatives???

> Dona asked:
> > I've had 10 major abdominal surgeries, the last 4 for small bowel
> > obstructions directly relating to adhesions. I average a surgery about
> > every 1.5 years, but this one lasted only 9 months, even though they
> > used a barrier. The pain is becoming intolerable and I can only eat
> > mush for food.
> >
> > Isn't there SOMETHING that can be done? I'm too young for this.. I
> > really don't wanna go for surgery #11 without some sort of hope?
> Actually we all are too young to be ill.. And it's not too late to
> recover in any age. I guess there is such possibility for any adhesion
> sufferer. May be my case is the example.
> Igor Gudymenko

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