Re: Dr. Redan

From: Millie (
Wed Feb 21 16:27:38 2001

Hi. I understand where you're coming from about some of these Drs. I had a TAH by one of those kind on Jan.29. I have gotten worse it the past 3 weeks, instead of improving. She took out all but the right ovary. But she said everything she took looked pretty good, including the pathology. She was supposed to have removed adhesons from around the bowel and put in Interceed. She saw endometriosis, but apparently chose not to do anything about that. When I told her 1 - 2 weeks ago that I was having abdominal pain, she looked in my old records - never mind the fact she hacked me up - and said it is irritable bowel. Then she proceeded to laugh and call me her "colicky baby." I am totally mortified. I have such awful constant pain, and more bowel trouble, only to be ignored. I am hoping nothing happens to me, because this Friday I am supposed to meet Dr. Reich and Dr. Redan. I pray they can help me. Dr. Redan has been very good about calling me or emailing me when I have questions. I can understand how Jim feels . I can understand how you feel about that surgeon. I cannot do much of anything yet, and right now I don't see anything changing for the better. Things like this can change you forever, and not for the better. I am sure I am already full of adhesions. I sent a handwritten med. records request to that hospital to get a copy of the pathology report, as well as copies of my records from her. I want to see what kind of bull she wrote. They told me I don't have to go through her to get them. I don't know if I can ever look at her again. It's a bad way to feel. The gastro from the same clinic told his whole dept. not to take ANY messages from me until I saw their clinic psychologist, even if I felt it was an emergency . And they were the ones who referred me to that ob/gyn. ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. Once some time ago, their male nurse practitioner said ,"Did you have your uterus ripped out, yet?" I should have ran like Hell then. Thanks for listening to me, but some of these Drs. make you so angry. Millie

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From: edward vinson To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 3:43 PM Subject: Dr. Redan

Hi Jim, I am sure you feel out numbered on this site but I wanted you to know that my father also suffers from adhesions, he is 73 years old and in excellent health though. He doesn't have adhesions to the extent I do (and apparently you) but every time he has had surgery they come out saying (adhesions were a contributing factor). His last surgery was for a hernia and his surgeon "only wanted to repair it when it is mandatory" which I found ludicrous considering my father's age, etc. but it became "mandatory" and when he went it he found adhesions had become entangled with the hernia making the situation and pain my father was going through worse. I felt like telling the doctor sarcastically "what a surprise" but I didn't since my father likes this surgeon and he is actually very good with dad, even though I can't stand him.

Just a note to let you know you are not the lone man suffering and I am very sorry you have been going through what you have. Even though I am a woman I can empathize with you and wish you painfree life soon.

Sincerely, ann-georgia

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