Re: To Millie

From: Millie (
Fri Feb 23 21:47:04 2001

Janet, I only saw Dr. Redan for a few minutes today. I feel very disappointed. He was nice to me. He said it takes up to 3 months to heal. He said after that he could take a look. I know I'll never be better,now. I can't keep going on like this. I am at wits end. Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Millie" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:49 PM Subject: Re: To Millie

> Janet,
> The time is getting near, and it seems like forever. Like I said today was
> bad. The pain, nearly pencil-thin stools, pressure, sick feeling- the
whole > bit. My stomach feels so hard, and hurts so bad. I just pray it's not a
> blockage, but there's some reason for narrowing of the stools. Boy, when I
> think of how she mis-handled it even a week or so ago, I get a combo of
> angry /hate(God forgive me,please!) and hopelessness. Maybe these Drs. can
> do an exam and figure out what's happened/happening to me. I can't go on
not > being able to eat, or go to the toilet much longer. I sent for the path.
> report,as well as all of my med. record copies of everything she has
written > on me. They said I didn't have to go through her. If I did - forget t.
When > I had asked her if I could get a copy of the surgical report, (which I ask
> anyone for written copies of any tests, and surgeries.) she said I could,
> but it wouldn't do me any good to read it. I'm hoping that was said
because > she figured I wouldn't understand the words, or if it meant something
else. > I went right to the med. records dept. myself to get it.
> Millie

>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Janet" <>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
> <>
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 9:04 PM
> Subject: To Millie
> > Dear Millie,
> >
> > I wish there was something I or anyone on this board could say to
> > comfort you and take away your fear, anguish and pain.
> >
> > I have had partial obstructions for over two years. Like Kate said, I
> > eat things that will easily pass through and keep myself less at risk of
> > suffering a full bowel obstruction.
> >
> > If you are pooping at all, you do not have a full obstruction. Most
> > likely, you have adhesions that are causing narrowings in your
> > intestines. It's hard to know what's going on inside, so if you are
> > afraid of a full obstruction, I would recommend mostly liquids.
> >
> > You are fortunate to see the PA doctors so soon after your surgery, I
> > believe that you are in very good hands! I have not met them in person,
> > I've read alot about them, but only corresponded via telephone and
> > e-mail with Dr. Redan.
> >
> > Many on this board have suffered for so long, without knowing what the
> > pain was from, jumping from doctor to doctor in desperation for help,
> > only to experience rejection, and to hear that nothing is wrong with
> > them...that it was all in their head!...many have had over a dozen
> > surgeries, each one making them worse...things could be much worse for
> > you and I.
> >
> > Millie, I know that it is hard right now...the best you can do for
> > yourself and your body is rest and count your blessings...soak in a hot
> > bath, do or think of something that warms your heart or makes you smile.
> >
> > Warm hugs,
> >
> > Janet
> >

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