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From: Karla To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 8:53 AM Subject: Re: anger
I agree. Anger and emotions only make the pain much worse. Try to relax and think of other things.....I know its easier for me to say....but do try, it will make life much more livable.
Don't seek out someone just to do surgery.....Dr. Redan is one of the best there is at what he does! To find someone to operate is only hurting you in the long run. Having a surgeon that is not properly trained in adhesiolysis operate on you will only leave you in more pain than you are now? I don't think you want this. We all want our pain to end...we all want to be able to poop (believe me...almost all of us probably have the same problems), but to allow just anyone to operate on us would be the worst mistake you could make.
Get your doctor to prescribe adequate pain therapy....you have the right to receive this treatment. Once you are receiving the appropriate amount of pain therapy you should be able to make it the three months until you see Dr. Redan again. Look at it this way....should you go and have someone else operate on you and it doesn't work....it will take that much longer for you to get Dr. Redan to take care of the problem because you will be starting all over again. At that point you may have to wait 9 months to a year. Do you want to put yourself in that boat?
Just some advice.
God's Blessings to you. Karla
> ----- Original Message ----- From: Sally Grigg To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 9:57 PM Subject: Re: anger
Dear Millie, you have every right to feel angry, but it's only hurting you. Even though your "medical helpers" have been awful, I find that when I get angry, I hurt ,and hurt and hurt some more.I know its hard, but you have found this site now and for your own sake please try to let the anger go, even if it's visualizing your doctor floating up, up ,and away out of earth's gravitational field. With love and caring, Sally Grigg Millie wrote:
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
> ----- Original Message ----- 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