Re: A New Year

From: Millie (
Tue Jan 1 18:09:09 2002

Hi, Joanne, I'm sorry to hear you have pain. I know I will not have any more surgeries unless it's a life-threatening problem. If I had only known of the adhesions site, I wouldn't have gone through what I have. Let's hope this year will be better for all of us. Millie.

>----- Original Message -----
From: "joanne Thorpe" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 12:36 PM Subject: A New Year

> Hi to all my old friends,
> I must apologize for not writing for so long. It feels so good to read
> your postings and know that I am not alone. As many of you recall, I
> went to Germany in April, 2001 for my second surgery (in Germany)for an
> entrapped nerve and adhesions. I do believe that the adhesions are gone
> now but as the nerve heals ( it is at the top of the vaginal wall) and
> scars over, the pain slowly returns. I have been fighting this thing
> for 4 years now and with each surgery, the pain decreases by about 50%.
> But, I still remain on 2 to 3 Methadones a day and I hate it. I was
> thinking that I didn't belong on this sight with my adhesions being gone
> but the nerve is also a form of scar tissue and as I read your postings,
> I know that it is the same thing. Pain and suffering.
> I will never give up hope however and refuse to live the rest of my life
> like this. But I know one thing for sure. NO MORE SURGERIES! I still
> fight every day to gain my strength back from all my surgeries. I
> started on some herbs in August and have been detoxing my body for all
> these months. I gave up sugar, dairy, white flour, and am working on
> giving up meat. I actually got a job after 4 years of disablility and I
> am caretaking the elderly. I love it so much. It makes me feel so good
> to get my mind off myself and focus on others that have it worse than I
> do. Although sometimes I feel like they have better health than me.
> My hope for 2002 is to continue on these wonderful herbs and fill my
> body with all the good things of the earth in hopes that my body will
> regenerate itself. And I am also looking into getting a morphine pump
> put in. I refuse to stay on these pain meds! I am so scared about what
> the long term effect will be. With love to all. I pray that we all
> find peace and hope this year!
> --
> With love, Joanne

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