Re: How long do I wait to have surgery, that is the question...

From: Chuck Butman (
Wed May 31 11:54:46 2000

Sherry, Why don't you go to another country where the intergel is available? I am living proof that it works well. No more pulling, cramping. NOTHING! Three months now and no sign of them returning. I can't understand why anyone would go into another surgery without it. I had massive bowel adhesions which attached all of my bowels to my abdominal wall. I went to Germay but I am sure there must be others. Good luch whatever you do but please consider it! Joanne

>----- Original Message -----
From: Sherry <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 11:27 AM Subject: How long do I wait to have surgery, that is the question...

> I would like to know how long I should wait before giving in the surgery
> again. I had 2 laparotomies in 1998 for extensive dense adhesions
> throughout the abdomen, and on intestines. The surgeries also included
> TAH and appendectomy. I was hospitalized several months ago for a
> partial obstruction as I have experienced acute obstructions in the
> past. The pulling is severe in my back and today feels like my insides
> are being pulled out through my lower back and buttocks!!! I am having
> trouble bending. I have been told my my surgeons and pain clinic
> doctors that I should not have surgery again until I start throwing up.
> My understanding is due to the fact that I have had previous surgeries
> on my intestine including a resection, the surgery is quite risky. What
> do I do in the mean time? My husband and I are going on vacation in 2
> 1/2 weeks! We didn't get to go last year because I was hospitalized a
> lot. We are looking forward to this time together. I feel like I'm
> going crazy, this whole adhesion thing is just a dream, when will I wake
> up? Sherry in WV

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