Re: Facing surgery #2...

From: Millie (
Wed Feb 21 09:37:54 2001

Toni, did you ever have problems with moving your bowels? I took a few sips of Fleets phosphosoda this morning and could not tolerate it. I almost got sick. I had a few very small watery bm.s, but it's even hard to get them out. Did you ever have any blockages in the bowels ? I only pray to God that's not where I'm headed. I am so afraid of tubes. I hear they are awful to have put in. Did you ever have one? Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "toni welsh" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:25 AM Subject: Re: Facing surgery #2...

> At Wed, 21 Feb 2001, karen wrote:
> >
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Hope everyone is having a good day.
> >
> >Just wanted to update things and get advice from those who would be kind
> >enough to give it.
> >
> >I saw my new gyn for the second time on Monday. My US results revealed
> >that they could not find my left ovary (again). A year ago it was
> >adhered to the bowel along with endo there and in the cul de sac. After
> >Lupron and during still had pain. Which brings me here. He wants to do
> >a lap, possible oopherectomy, possible laporotomy and also have the
> >surgeon there to check for the hernia which he is trying to r/o. Also
> >mentioned if the endo and adhesions were real bad that he would
> >recommend a hysto, however, not do it a that time because we needed to
> >discuss further about HRT or not, risks, etc.
> >
> >Well needless to say, after thinking (in the car of course, why do we
> >always do that?) I called his office back and told him that if he thinks
> >he has to do a hysto to do it then, why subject me to yet another
> >surgery? Duh? So my husband and I are going back in on Friday to speak
> >with him again.
> >
> >The hard thing for me is this surgery is based on a lot of what if's.
> >Nothing is cut and dry with these diseases (endo and adhesions). They
> >don't know anything until they get in and see what is going on. This is
> >my second surgery within a year. I have heard success stories and
> >failed stories about hysto's. I am trying very hard to make informed
> >decisions, it is so hard to keep a level head during all of this. Not
> >to mention, my husband is worried, upset at another surgery, and
> >frustrated like myself.
> >
> >Well thank you for listening, all. I am thankful to have a place to
> >vent. My mom can't understand why I am always on the computer looking
> >for and reading any info I can. She thinks it does more harm than good.
> >I do have somewhat of a medical backround and so this is natural for me.
> >I told her that it helps to have people who are going through the same
> >thing who can understand. And also as Helen puts it, "knowledge is
> >power". Thanks to Helen and everyone else for being here.
> >
> >--
> >Karen
> Karen,
> That is what alot of people told me too, when I was searching for people
> who understand, and the ONLY place I have found it is here on this
> forum. I had 3 surgerues in 5 months in 98, you will be fine, I do know
> that is why I am so hesitant now, I had a rough year in 98, having 2 of
> those converted to laparotomy.
> I will be here if you need me, for anyhting, and if you want to email
> personally feel free!
> Love to you all
> Toni

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