Re: im new here

From: Millie (
Sat Feb 24 20:36:25 2001

Robin, I am sorry you've endured so much in your life. I am 45 and had a TAH, in Jan. It was unneeded surgery. Now I have more pain, and major trouble moving my bowels. The ob/gyn laughed it off almost 2 weeks ago, and called me her colicky baby. I am having more trouble than ever, and I'm scared. Robin, is an ostomy painful? Are they hard to take care of or to even look at? That's what I am petrified of, along with a n.g tube. I hope you will find a lot of support here. Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "robin" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 9:05 PM Subject: Re: im new here

> At Sat, 24 Feb 2001, toni welsh wrote:
> >
> >At Sat, 24 Feb 2001, robin wrote:
> >>
> >>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.
> >>thanks
> >>robin
> >
> >Welcome Robin, glad to meet you. Why did you have to have a colostomy
> >so young, my sister is 36 and she had one 4 years ago, and I thought
> >that was young. Have you had alot of surgeies?
> >
> toni,
> i have had crohns disease since i was around 12 yrs old.i had to have
> the colostomy because my colon was so full of disease it had to be
> removed. i had another recurrence of crohns 3 years ago and so the rest
> of my colon was removed and now i have an iliostomy.ive had a total of 4
> abdominal surgeries and the last one i asked a gynocologist to look and
> check out my fertility and he said he couldnt even see anything, it was
> all completely covered with adhesions and my chance of having children
> was as close to zero as he has ever seen.(those were his words, not very
> comforting)and ive had pain ever since my 2nd surgery at the age of 22.
> thank you for the friendly welcome. :) robin
> LEt us know alittle more about you, and hope fully we can help you.
> >
> >Love,
> >TOni

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