Re: Some startling information from Sally

From: Robin (
Tue May 8 20:12:40 2001

Dear Sally I had the problem with my intestines not only slowing down, but they were hardly working at all. I had a test done that showed this. We (several Drs & myself) were sure that it was from the pain meds I was taking. My PCP put me on medication just for that. It worked great! Once I had my surgery & then was off the pain meds, my intestines started working again. Maybe you can see about getting something like it to help until you can have surgery & get off the pain meds. Keep your chin up! Robin

At Tue, 08 May 2001, Sally Grigg wrote: >
>I've spoken to Dr. Redan, who kindly called me back. He told me that the
>medications I am on (morphine (?) patches and roxicodone (all opiate
>derivatives) were bad for people with adhesions as they slowed down the
>small intestine. And if I didn't get off them, there would be no point
>in having an operation. I agreed to begin a slow withdrawal
>immediately. However, after spending all these years thinking I had
>great medication that allowed me to function, I now realize I've been
>hurting myself, even though it's kept me alive and free of agony. What
>happens when the agony returns? I don't know. Please respond, Love,


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