Re: Giving Up!!

From: toni welsh (
Fri Feb 2 06:24:39 2001

At Thu, 01 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 somewhere.
>Big, big hugs to you,
>>From: (Brokenwing)
>>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>>Subject: Giving Up!!
>>Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 12:34:56 -0600
>>Well I just got home from a new surgeons office
>>and it was the same old thing. We will not touch
>>you until you have an obstruction. Take these
>>pills for the pain and we will see you in a
>>couple weeks. My husband got so mad and I was
>>so upset that we just walked out of the office
>>without making another appointment. I don't want
>>to take anymore pills!! All I have ever wanted was
>>for someone to at least try and fix the pain and
>>suffering that seems to control my entire life.
>>I really hate the Dr. that did this to me 6 years
>>ago when he did my tubaligation, he was fresh out
>>of Med school. It was supposed to be a simple
>>surgery instead it turned out to be my worse
>>nightmare I was in surgery for two and a half
>>hours and I came out with a ceasarean cut and
>>a two inch cut from my belly button and
>>hospitalized over night ,then the incisions
>>got infected and I was layed up for 8 weeks with
>>a newborn baby and a 5 year old to try and take
>>care of. I have had severe adhesions since.
>>I have had adhesions removed,total hysterectomy,
>>and my appendex removed and they said they flipped
>>my sigmoid colon back to the left side where it
>>was supposed to be??? I now have lost all faith
>>in the Medical Profession! Just like my husband
>>said today Drs. don't want to operate on people with adhesions because
>>that would mean they would have to
>>actually do some time consuming work it is much easier
>>to yank something out of someone then to try and fix it!!!
>>I am at the end of my rope!!! My husband asked me
>>not to give up on myself but I don't think I can hang
>>on much longer. I am just so tired!~Brokenwing~


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