I am new to your web site. My name is Twana Miller. I'm so very happy that I found this web site. Now I know that I am not alone. I have been suffering with adhesions for several years now and have had a total of 12 surgeries. I'm scheduled for surgery this Wednesday this time because of adhesions and also an accumulation of a large seroma which is a collection of fluid, this is the third time that I have accumulated this fluid in the last 4 months.
Has anyone else developed this type of fluid from surgery after removal of adhesions? This fluid keeps returning and my doctors don't know how to stop it other than to operate to remove the fluid, which of course contributes to more adhesions as well as additional fluid. They have also tried drains which does remove the fluid but within a few days all of the fluid returns. I was already having a tremendous amount of pain and pressure from the adhesions and the fluid just adds more pressure to my body (i.e., addition pain from bowel movements as well as additional pain during urination and swelling.). Will this ever end?
I've had bowel obstructions, my appendix's removed, both fallopian tubes removed, one ovary removed and I also have formed adhesions on my kidneys as well as my liver, bowel adhesions, adhesions on my upper intestines as well.
I have lost my job because of my adhesions in Oct. 1999. Since July of 2000, I have had four surgeries and have lost a total of 26 lbs in this four month span.
I'm also filing for social security and have my interview scheduled for March 8. After reading some of your stories I not sure whether or not I will be successful. I've been living off of my savings (no more dream house). I am so frustrated and depressed! Any advice or suggestions, and has anyone had a problem with fluid collection.
Twana (aka: Tee) P.S. My originial problem was endometriosis. .. Millie wrote:
> I am going to see what I can do tomorrow, if I hold up that long. This
> morning I was so severely constipated that I thought I'd die. I took a
> Dulcolax suppository, which helped some, and 3 Tablespoons of Haley's M O,
> with water. I had a little loose stool this afternoon. My insides hurt so
> bad, I just have to lie down. The e.r. Dr. the other night was very
> smart-mouthed to me. I told him it looks like I will have to find new Drs.
> I feel so bad that when I went to Scranton to see Dr. Redan, who is very
> nice- that he felt he couldn't help me right now. I hurried and got the
> paperwork faxed to his office, along with the medical records he wanted,
> only to be turned away for now. I don't know what to do, because the ob/gyn
> did nothing when I saw her on Feb,8. Here all this time has gone by. I'm so
> bitter and disgusted. I so wish I was one of those lucky people that Dr.
> Redan could help. Nothing is going right for me.
>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Cheechiebomb@aol.com>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
> Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 11:02 AM
> Subject: Re: Robin
> > Millie
> > I think I am about at thesame point you are no one has done anything
> > far I can not eat anything I drink alot of water to try and keep my bowels
> > moving a little it had been 6 days and finally yesterday morning I had a
> > small one but that is very painful and it is very difficult to pass gas at
> > all. Right now I try to make it day by day some days are sever and some
> > aren"t so bad. I am really hoping I can get a referral back to the dr that
> > was helping me.Can you get one from an er dr?
> > Dawn