Firstly welcome to the board, and secondly, no you are not paranoid! The horrible thing about adhesions is - that ANYTHING is possible and if you read the stories on the adhesions quilt you will understand why I can say that with confidence to you.
The next thing I want to tell you is NOT to agree to any surgery for the moment, unless it is an emergancy situation of-course, even then though I would make sure the surgeon who will do the operation understands and accepts that adhesions cause many problems & PAIN!!
Please arm yourself with knowledge, become familiar with the information available here on the adhesions web site and other sourses on the internet & even in your local library. Knowledge is power, I have said this often and allows you to make a better and more informed and confident decisions about your treatment. Something else to keep in mind too, is that a doctor works for you, after all, you pay a fee for his services and therefore you have a right to expect a satisfactory result from his treatment.
Each additional surgery you have has the potential of causing new adhesions increasing your already existing pain and problems. It is therefore wise to be sure that if further surgery is required you find a surgeon who is skilled and experienced in dealing with adhesions and who also believes that adhesions do cause PAIN!
Ask as many questions as you need, we are here to help you through our own personal experiences. I am not a medical person, just simply a fellow adhesions sufferer who wants to stop others from following the same road to destruction of a full and active life.
This doesn't mean that we can give up on life, it means we must accept our disabilities and learn to live with them. One day there will be a cure or at least doctors will know enough about the cause of adhesions to find new surgical methods aimed at reducing the likelyhood of them occuring in future patients. Presently there are a few adhesions barriers in use in various countries around the world, and at tis stage I would not personally consider surgery to remove adhesions and place barriers in the hope of curing my pain. I believe that for me, it is too late to hope for complete freedom of pain BUT I know that one day I will be able to live my life with reduced pain, allowing me to resume all the activities I can't do now.
There are so many ways we can activley work to bring our pain down into a controlable level through the use of pain medication and diversional therapies such as visualisation, meditation etc. I use a combination of things and I have been able to resume a limited number of my charitable works and family and social activities.
yours in friendship