Welcome to IAS. There are many wonderful ladies and soem men too who will stick by your side here and help you in any way they can. I know because they have done it for me in the short month I have been on here. Make sure you read the adhesions quilt and add your story to it. They really help all of us know that we are not alone. I hope you find what you need to relieve your pain. I myself have had 4 laparotomies and 3 laparoscopies. The last one was a week ago on Feb 16 to remove adhesions. Hopefully that will be the last. I am still recuperating so it is hard to say how successful it really was. I hope I can be of help to you sometime even if it is just to be a listening ear. Again, welcome to our family.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (robin)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: im new here
>Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 02:04:13 -0600
>wow, i am just still in shock that there is a message board/support
>group for people with adhesions. most of the doctors ive seen for pain
>dont even know much about them. i just recently (after abdominal
>surgeries starting with a colostomy at age 15) at the age of 32,
>accepted the fact that my pain was adhesions and no doctor was going to
>fix me. ive been from pain dr to pain dr only to have them dump me when
>tolerance to my meds causes a need to increase and they panic. im
>currently in need of a new pain dr and from this website have all the
>links i need to start the process. if anyone has a good one in the
>seattle/tacoma area that isnt afraid to prescribe opioids please let me
>know. i just wanted to say that it is comforting to know im not alone.