Re: Thank God......Hellooooooo

From: Dana (
Thu Feb 15 12:47:47 2001

I have not posted on this site in some time, but wanted to give you a few words of hope. After two c-sections and an emergency surgery to relieve a bowel obstruction right after the second c-section, I was in severe pain for weeks without knowing the cause. I ended up having to have two additional laporotomies (huge incisions!) which found severe adhesions. My surgeon did a complete hyst/BSO and took down my adhesions (he also used Seprafilm). Since that last surgery, I have been relatively pain free for over a year. Every now and then, I'll have a bad day, but for the most part, I am a functioning, pain-free person.

I am not in any way discounting what people have said about surgery causing adhesions - I agree that it does and should be avoided if possible. But since you have already had your surgery, please don't feel that you will necessarily have pain the rest of your life. I truly believe that being optomistic helps. I know it has for me.

I do know that I may have pain in the future. I know it is likely. But after finding myself majorly depressed to the point of suicide over my condition, I decided the only way I could live was if I started throwing away the negative thoughts and focusing on the positive. Every night when I go to bed I thank God that this day found me in very little pain and pray that the same will be true the next day.

Good luck to you - you're in my prayers - Dana Smith

At Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Debbie J. Smith wrote: >
>Oh my Gosh I am so thrilled to have found this web site and all of you!!
>Please know that this is the first time in 4 years of terrible suffering
>that I truly (crying hard)know
>my diagnosis. So many doctors have told me such hurtful and ridiculous
>nonsense!(even that I was suffering from a "birth
>defect" the MRI's "proved it" can you believe that???)
>My third ob/gyn claimed endometiosis and scheduled a total
>hysterectomy.....this took place only three weeks ago on the
>26th of January. A procedure that normally took only one
>took my doctor almost four hours to cut my uterus away from my bladder
>because he said they were "meshed together like superglue" from
>adhesions from
>my previous C-sections. Of course he poked holes in my bladder and had
>to suture that up as well (I just got the catheter out) By the
>way....pathology showed not one cell
>of endometiosis.....but I'm sterile now anyway....thanks doc
>Please help me.... because now that I know what my trouble was I am so
>scared that my symptoms will return tenfold due to this
>hysterectomy.....I have two fantastic kids that are depending on me
>(crying really hard now)....
>I thank each and every one of you who have taken the time to read this
> felt really good to write....
> God Bless,
> Debbie Smith

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