Re: Why is my surgeon giving me such a hard time?

From: Millie (
Thu Feb 22 16:57:37 2001

Dear janet, I have been really miserable all day. This morning when I went to move my bowels, it was like no urge, and then some came out that were about little finger thin. Did you say you ever had any type of bowel obstructions? I am wondering if that's my direction. I am so uncomfortable. My belly hurts to the touch. I have heard of those n.g. tubes, and, my God - I am terrified. I have heard how bad they can be. When do they use it? Only when you vomit, or other times? I think I'm full of adhesions.Janet, when you saw Dr. Redan and Dr. Reich for the first time, what did they do? Do they do an exam on you? Do they check your abdomen for swelling? I am so scared of a blockage tonight that it isn't funny. Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet Karam" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 5:13 PM Subject: Re: Why is my surgeon giving me such a hard time?

> Dear Sue,
> I hope the response of others has comforted and helped you, many of us
have > experienced this rejection. I did myself by my surgeon who preformed my
last > adhesiolysis over a year ago. I went to his office and was charged $70
> simply for him to tell me "No", he would only perform that procedure once
on > me.
> I think Helen D. and Mary Wade say it best when they say these docs have
> probably saved us from another surgery that would make us worse...they've
> seen their skilled hands didn't make us better, and they know they will
not > get better results.
> My general surgeon was acclaime one of Denver' best, and every nurse I
came > in contact with, recommended him highly...does this mean he is
knowledgeable > in the treatment and prevention of adhesions? No, in my case, he snipped
> them, left blood in my abdominal cavity, and only left me to grow more.
> I am glad now that he told me "No" last September, I am grateful through
> this site that I have found doctors who are specialized in the lysing and
> prevention of adhesions.
> Still, I remember leaving his office, barely able to hold back the tears.
We > are all so vulnerable, and sometimes so desperate...those days come where
> I've felt I just can't take this one more day...but then I keep on, and
look > to others and find hope.
> Love,
> Janet

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