>----- Original Message -----
From: "Teresa Waldrop" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 11:49 PM Subject: Re: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal hysterectomy.
> There are some specialists in PA that have helped a lot of women here. I
> hope that you know that you are not alone. There are so many doctors out
> there that do not believe that adhesions can cause the magnitude of pain
> that it does for some of us. Please try your best to hang in there until
you > find a doctor who believes and is willing to help you. You should try
> getting in touch with Drs Redan, Reich and/or Gerhart (PA doctors). E-mail
> them from here and they will get back with you. Let me know if there is
> anything I can do to help you. Teresa W.
>> ----- Original Message -----
> 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
> > 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.