I just talked to the nurse. My appointment for yesterday was canceled because my doc had an emergency surgery. The soonest they could get me into to have a regualr appointment was Feb 15. So I asked the nurse if my doc would schedule me for surgery. I told her what was going on. She talked to him. He knows my history and the fact that any time I have told him I was in pain they always found something wrong. So he said yes to the surgery. Since I had a hysterectomy he is getting the general surgeon to attend him in case there will be work on the intestines. I think there will be since I have been having alot of problems in that area lately. So she is the one who called me back. She told me what they would do but not the name of the "special tool". Yes I will definitely find out the name. I am getting my list of questions together to ask him. She did say that the last 2 surgeries they have used Hyskon as a barrier. Have you ever heard of this? It obviously didn't work on me. My appointment for pre-op is Feb 14. So I will have to ask him then. I will be sure to let you know though.
Helen, you have been so helpful. I really appreciate all the time and effort that you have put forth to educate me and help me. You are a true friend. I am just sorry to hear that your own surgery did not go as well as you had hoped for. I will keep you in my prayers.
Lots of love and big bear hugs, Jenny
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Helen Dynda wrote:
>Dear Jenny, You said: "I am having surgery Feb. 16 with my gyn and a
>general surgeon. They are going to use a special tool that is supposed
>to remove the adhesions. There is a 50/50 chance of them coming back."
>Jenny, I would be interested to know the name of the "special tool" your
>surgeons plan to use for your adhesions. Were you told the name of it?
>If not, would you be willing to ask your surgeons about it?
>~ ~ ~ ~
>At Thu, 1 Feb 2001, jenny low wrote:
>Don't give up! Keep pressing in! Get your phone book out and start
>calling those doctors. I would call until I found one who satisfied
>you. I think sometimes these doctors forget who pays them. We are
>paying for their services. Surely there is at least one doctor in your
>area who will do the surgery that you want. I know it is easy to get
>discouraged. I was that way yesterday just trying to get in to see my
>own doctor. I cried for 2 days. Luckily, they decided to schedule my
>surgery without me even seeing him. I
>am having surgery Feb. 16 with my gyn and a general surgeon. They are
>going to use a special tool that is supposed to remove the adhesions.
>There is a 50/50 chance of them coming back. At this point I am ready
>to take that chance. Anything is better than the pain I am in now. I
>go for my pre-op visit Feb 14. Other than that, I haven't seen my
>doctor since November. I guess if you don't find a doctor there, you
>can come stay at my house and I will take you to my doctor! He has been
>wonderful and never has he ever doubted me when I have said I was in
>pain in te 10 1/2 years I have gone to him. If you need to talk, feel
>free to email me. It's okay to have your cry and be frustrated. Then
>get back on that phone. There's got to be a doctor out there for you
>Big, big hugs to you,