Re: New here/help?

From: Bernie and Beverly Doucette (
Fri Apr 28 20:28:28 2000


I have to leave right now...but I will get to you either later tonight or this weekend. I used to work for Social Security.....have been through the process myself and have also worked with Bev...on my latest claim. Please hang on.

Karla N.

>----- Original Message -----
From: Lori C. <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 4:26 PM Subject: New here/help?

> Hi I have been reading the messages for awhile now
> and I have to say they have helped so much to know I
> am not alone. Until I found this site I was alone,
> the doctors were of no help. Anyway, I am new and
> just wanted to tell my story so to speak, for
> feedback etc.
> I am a 46 year old pretty much bedridden since my
> hysterectomy in 1993. Let me try to give some other
> info, previous surgeries include C-Section in 1985,
> a tubal after that, a removal of one ovary after
> that, a myomectomy one year before the
> hysterectomy. So I have had several surgeries and
> every time he went in there was scar tissue to deal
> with.
> Up until my hysterectomy I was very active, worked
> full time, and raising my son. After the
> hysterectomy, I have been bed bound for the last 7
> years. I cannot get disability or ssi because they
> believe adhesions don't cause pain.
> Let me tell you quickly what happened that day of
> the hysterectomy and after, (I will try to keep it
> short)
> During the hysterectomy my bladder was cut in half
> by the laser, then the doctor had to sew it up and
> finish the surgery. Right after the surgery I was
> having horrible bladder pain, and just horrible
> pain all over my abdomin. I complained about this
> pain and he sent me to a GI doctor which did a bunch
> of tests, nothing wrong except irritable bowel he
> said. For months I cried and cried and complained
> and to make a long story short the doctor when he
> sewed up the bladder left a surgical needle in me
> !!!!!!!!! Thats right for nine months it was moving
> and stabbing me. Now I havent let anybody go in
> after the needle was removed to see how much scar
> tissue is in there from not only the hysterectomy
> but everywhere that needle poked me there would be
> scar tissue right???? The needle was taken out by
> the same doctor who left it in MY MISTAKE!!!!
> Because he covered up everything and that is why I
> dont know the condition of all the adhesions but I
> hurt and am most of the time in bed, bladder hurts,
> bowels hurt, moving hurts, you name it. I am
> going to a pain clinic and get a little help there
> and I really dont think surgery is a option since
> ahesions grow back. Most of my pain is on the right
> lower abdomen (feels like bowels stuck) and where
> he removed the needle up in the omentum by my heart.
> Yep all the way from the bladder to the heart.
> It was really difficult to write this because it has
> been such a nightmare and I am raising my son alone
> from my bed. This is no life and I can tell from
> your posts that allot of you have the same pains.
> Thank you so much for listening, any comments or
> feedback would be appreciated. I am appealing the
> ssi income decesion right now so if anyone know what
> the heck these people need to believe you are in
> pain that would be wonderful, any help at all.
> Everyone take care,
> Lori C Sorry it was so long!!
> --
> Lori C.
> Email at

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