Re: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal hysterectomy.

From: Millie (
Sat Feb 17 14:52:33 2001

Sally, No, I don't want to smack you. The ob/gyn - YESSS!!!!! I am so constipated and in so much pain that I'm going to the e.r. to get checked. I feel so lousy. I will try to let you know what happens. Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Sally Grigg" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 4:23 PM Subject: Re: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal hysterectomy.

> 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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