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From: "Robin Medici" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 9:47 AM Subject: Re: Trying Chinese herbal therapy
> What interesting information! Like all of us, I have to deal with the
> pain (and am having a bad day today but can work from home, thank
> heavens)and don't want to sbumit to surgery if I can find an
> alternative. I've looked up alternative medicine web sites but not had
> much luck - how did you find the herbalist in your area? Is there any
> way to check on their credentials? I'm very curious to explore this and
> would appreciate any information you can share!
> Robin M
> At Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Wally wrote:
> >I have read with interest many of the messages on these message boards &
> >other areas of this web site. Ihave suffered from extensive adhesions
> >for years and wasn't told that each surgery I had was creating more scar
> >I had 4 c sections and last year a hystorectomy. Obviously my problems
> >have increased & two weeks ago a laperoscopy revealed that my overies
> >are completely surrounded in scar tissue....the Dr couldn't find them!
> >There is also extensive scarring on my bladder reducing it's capacity to
> >approx. 1 cup. My bowel has also been pushed up, and I suffer from
> >considerable pain.
> >My Dr has said that I will probably require more surgery. Neitherof us
> >want this, so I have started herbal treatment with a traditional Chinese
> >Herbal Doctor. The herbal is totally discusting *grin* but if it helps
> >me avoid surgery,or builds me up to cope with surgery better, I will
> >give it a good try.
> >I have been taking it for a week, and find that I am coping better with
> >my days, and have had a couple of nights with 8 hours sleep! Which is
> >amazing. I am not expecting a quick recovery, I am aware that this is a
> >long term treatment.
> >I have chosen to try this because of the success my husband has had with
> >the same herbalist for intestinal problems. He has been off western
> >medication for 8 months now and his health is almost completely
> >So......I guess my long winded message is......don't give up until you
> >have tried everything you can find. I will let you know how things
> >progress. I send everyone a warm smile and ask you to smile at someone
> >else. A smile and positive attitude has always helped me cope. God
> >Bless & good luck to you all.
> >You will never never know.......if you don't give it a go :)
> Robin M.