Re: today is getting to me!!

From: Janet Karam (
Tue Feb 27 14:43:05 2001

Dear Colette,

I know it's hard sometimes, but hang in there. You have a world of support here, and we will help you walk through.

I have to be careful with all laxative. When I take enough for them to actually work within 24 hours, I always have a worse time afterwards.

I am taking 2-3 tablespoons of Milk of Magnesia daily, and with the help of suppositories, have a bm every 3-5 days. Not great still, but at least things are moving, and I am not wavering between the extremes of diaherrea and severe constipation every other day.

I got so fed up with gastroenterologists, after bouncing from one to another, desperate for help...there's really nothing they can do except test and prescribe...many had the proof of my adhesions right in front of them, and would diagnose and treat me with irratable bowel syndome.

This is what lead me to Chinese medicine and alternative health care. Then when I exhausted all options, the pain was great along with digestive function, I found this board, and feel so blessed everyday for the friends and support I have here.

Helen Dynda can help you with a surgeon referral in your area, or you can take your best bet and go to PA or Germany to see the adhesion specialists. You can visit the PA Adhesion Center Website at , or contact Dr. Gerhart directly at, this is where I will go for surgery March 15.

I also try to stay on a mostly liquid diet(including all my favorite ice creams!), so that I can get alot of calories in, but avoid the risk of complete obstructions.

There are answers and solutions and hope, as well as plenty of people who care for you and your health.



>----- Original Message -----
From: "Colette " <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 7:28 AM Subject: today is getting to me!!

> Look i'm really trying hard not to get depressed. I'm tired of getting
> up in the morning. I'm so tired of fighting this thing, it seems 3
> months ago i went through major surgery how much is a person suppose to
> handle without falling apart? Sunday i took some good old MOM and it
> worked all day it gave me the runs, boy did i love that for a change LOL
> but now i'm back to being constipated i really don't get this whole
> thing i mean i hardly eat anything and constipated 2 days later yuk!
> Tomarrow i have a dr appt. however i'm not going to to do the
> sigmoidscope they hurt like crazy my body can't handle much more. I've
> seen gasteroligist that don't do that thing have had plenty of them i'v
> always had a colonoscopy thats it! No barium enema either yuk! If i
> don't like this dr i'll find one i do like. Its just that
> gastereonaligist appts are very hard to get here. Although DH finally
> paid some to the gaster. i saw a year ago or longer and i liked him
> maybe i could get back into him if i don't like this other one. But the
> girl on the phone did say that this dr was giving his patients a new med
> for constipation and is having reall good results so hopefully i'll get
> some of that stuff./ I really do hope so i'm hanging on because of
> tomarrow. If something does'nt go right soon i really don't know what i
> will do ! Sorry i'm just having a bad day thank you for listening this
> is truely awful. my mom did tell me that my aunt hadendo or adhesions
> after her hyster and they had to go back in and laser them off so i do
> believe that is part of my problem. oh and whom should i contact for
> the adhesions my ob/gyn or does a gasteroligist do it i never did know
> whom to call to have it cheecked?????

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