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From: "Millie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 8:45 PM Subject: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal hysterectomy.
> On Jan.29,2001, I had a TAH, and the ob/gyn cut adhesions from around
> the bowel area. I have been having more pain than ever and more bowel
> problems, pain before, during, and after small bowel movements, or loose
> stool. The pain never lets up. The ob/gyn snipped the adhesions with
> Metzenbaum scissors, and placed Interceed. Now I find out the organs
> she removed were in good shape, and I didn't need that done. I have one
> ovary left. I asked her if I could already have adhesions reformed in
> the abdomen. She said no. Then she looked in my past history from the
> gastro's office, and told me it's not from the surgery, but from
> Irritable Bowel. I know it isn't , because I know what those IBS
> symptoms are like - a lot different from these. She called me her
> colicky baby. The gastro's nurse practitioner told me they've done
> every test on me, and found nothing. I told him that was before I had
> major abdominal surgery. He still insisted it is IBS. I'm fighting a
> losing battle. I have lost at least 15 lbs. I'm only about 101lbs., if
> even. I want to eat, but it feels as if everything is welded together,
> and I can only do small stools, or loose, with constant pain. I can't
> go on like this much longer. I don't know what else to do. I don't
> want to end up with an intestinal obstruction once, let alone more. I
> am afraid of ending up with an ostomy, and I can't deal with it.
> Thanks for listening to me. Are there any others out there with this
> same poblem? How did it affect you? Repeated intestinal obstructions?
> Repeated surgeries to try to correct an ongoing problem, only to find
> out that adhesions still return? Is there a Dr. out there willing to
> help me? I live in N.Y. State. I can't take the pain much more.
> Millie M.