I'm not from Ohio but I am up most every night with pain. I hope you can find those who live near you who can be more of a physical support. This list is a God send, isn't it? They have helped me more than I could of ever imagined. I thank God for my family because they have ben my physical support. It would be nice to have someone who knows what your pain fells like though. SO until you do find someone who lives nearby, keep those fingers typing. I am sure there are those who live near you who will show up. We enjoy each others posts. They are the highlight of my day. Keep in touch and let us know your progress. Maybe you will be the one who starts the support group in your area. Get into contact with dr's and let them know what you are doing along with information of this website. You'd be surprised at how many people don't know about this website. My husband found it for me. I thank God everyday for the wonderful friends I have met through it. Take care and write anytime!
>From: email@example.com (Tami Dana)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Support Group...
>Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 12:11:04 -0600
>I was wondering if there are any people from Ohio who would want to have
>a support group here? To look for surgeons that will help with ARD and
>just to talk to eachother when the need arises (which for me is often).
>If anyone is interested, please email me.
>Also wanna say that I LOVE this website and it has helped me SO much in
>realizing that I am not alone with all the problems I have and all the
>pain I suffer. I have to say that after reading MANY of your messages
>about not getting help with your pain from your doctors, I feel quite
>lucky, I have a doctor that I have been with for almost 10 years and he
>truly cares about me and he believes me when I tell him that I am in
>agonizing pain, he does his best to medicate me and make me as
>comfortable as possible. Like I said, I feel VERY lucky and blessed
>that I have a physician who cares and believes his patients. I feel so
>bad for those of you that suffer and cannot get the medication that you
>I wish that those doctors could feel the intense pain that we feel just
>from simply having a bowel movement, or trying to sleep all through the
>night without waking up in horrible pain, and doing the "normal" things
>Even with the pain medications I recieve, I still do not sleep all
>night, I wake up every couple of hours in severe pain, I have to get up,
>I cry, take more pain medication, and I do ALOT of praying... I think
>my worst times are when I am up in the middle of the night, because I am
>alone (I dont want to wake anyone up), isn't it an awful feeling to be
>alone when the pain is SO bad? For me, it is...
>I have met quite a few people here on this website, and I consider you
>all my friends, so remember...if you need anything, or just need to
>talk, I am here. =)
>((Hugs)) to you all, Be blessed.
>With love & understanding,