Re: Facing surgery #2...

From: Millie (
Wed Feb 21 14:43:31 2001

Toni, I am near hysterics right now. I am crying so hard that I can hardly see to type this. I have had a burning sensation in the lower abdomen all day, since I had a little bit of loose stool this morning. I am so beside myself right now that it iisn't funny. I am so sorry to know about your Mom. That's horrible. Toni, if you don't mind me asking - how did your Mom get when she had the volvulus/ Did she vomit/ I am so scared of that,too. Nobody knows. I only took 2 sips of the phosphosoda early this morning. I only had a little loose stool, and it was hard to expel that. My left side burns like crazy. Like loose stool lays there and irritates. I know she didn't remove the endometriosis. Probably the adhesions are back 10 fold, too. And she called me her colicky baby. God help me. Did your Mom have a n.g. tube? Did they know what caused the twist? Love, Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "toni welsh" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:22 PM Subject: Re: Facing surgery #2...

> At Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Millie wrote:
> >
> >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
> >>
> No Millie, I have not had any total obstructions, but there are so many
> times I swear I am headed there. I ahve not had those attacks for
> awhile, and I hope not, it hurt so bad. Yes I cannot go without a
> laxative, and the only thing that has worked for a year is senekot, and
> it hurts so bad whenI take it. Milk of magnesia does nothing. I am
> hurting bad today, but I am trying to get throughit everyday I take one
> at a time. I am very afraid of blockages, my mother's bowel died, and
> they say that was from volvulus. It killed her so my fears are great!
> Love
> Toni

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