Re: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal

From: Sally Grigg (
Sat Feb 17 14:23:01 2001

Dear Millie, After 33 years of adhesions, and medical procedures, I can tell you that adhesions can and sometimes do start forming immediately after a surgury or laproscopic surgury. What works for me is to not try to eat regular meals, but to take a little bit of yogurt, and then later some Ensure, then later a blended vegetable drink. In other words, small, frequent, soft or liquid nutrious portions, even baby food. I don't know if you have allergies and I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like you need a different, more caring doctor. Hang in there and write back to this site. We all care and you can't keep losing weight. Please try and count your blessings even though as I write this you probably want to smack me ,but forced optimism and prayers combined with better medical care will help. Take care of yourself. Love and prayers, Sally Grigg

Millie wrote:

> 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.

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