Your post caught my eye because I live a little south of St. Louis on Festus, but I work there. After being jerked around for so long, I had a lap June 1st, 2000 to remove adhesions. My OBGYN's partner did it since my doctor was out. I never got any relief from the pain. The best way I can describe it is to relate it to the pain if you have ever drank a glass of water and then tried to run. I always get a sharp shooting pain on my right side. It's just awful. I went back to him 4 weeks later and without examining me he told me that he felt the adhesions had returned and I needed to see a surgeon. Long story short, after 8 different doctors and tons of tests, I finally found one. His name is Dr. Darrell Pitt at Des Pers, Barnes St. Peters, and De Paul ( very busy man!). He is the most wonderful man I have ever met! He did the lap on Dec. 1st. A 45 minute outpatient procedure took over 4 hours and a hospital stay. He said it was REALLY bad. It was 6 months to the day after my previous lap. They grow fast! While I still have some discomfort, I feel much better. I have accepted the fact that I will have to go through this every few years. To me, sad as it sounds, I am willing to have to go through it if it gives me a year of being almost pain free. Someone had said on an earlier posting that adhesions can start to regrow 7 hours after a lap. I Believe it!
If you want to contact me personally, my e-mail is email@example.com .. I hope you find this helpful! Welcome aboard!! Pain Pals, Lisa