I have only been on the page for a couple of weeks and I see such a pattern here. No surgery unless abstructed, endo, ovarian cysts, full hysto's etc. I am sure the Drs see it too but it makes you wonder why it is not better understood and known. Until I found this website I did not know anyone else had this. It is great to know that I am not alone but on the other hand I hate that there is anyone else out there going through this.
At Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Cheryl Cole wrote:
>At Sat, 12 Jan 2002, Katrina wrote:
>>I am recovering from my December surgery (lucky #13) and since the Drs
>>have decided no more surgery they are sending me to a pain management
>>specialist. I have never been to one and was wondering if anyone has
>>any information on what to expect and what to look for.
>Katrina, I forgot to mention, the new PS also put me on Celexa for
>depression. Depression is common in chronic pain sufferers and makes
>the pain worse. As for the side effects of the oxycontin, I really
>haven't noticed much. I am on 40 mg tablets 4 x day, which is a
>pretty strong dose.(I think) It doesn't take away all my pain; just
>kind of dulls it so it is bearable. The Lortab does seem to make me
>sleepy and itch all over. I had a lap for ovarian cysts, but nothing
>could be done because of too many adhesions to even view the ovaries.
>No surgeon will touch me now because they are afraid of nicking the
>bowel or other organs. Only if there is a full bowel obstruction.
>for the ones like us, we must find something to ease the pain because
>it is going to be with us until research finds a cure. Pain free hugs
-- Wishing you a painless day, Katrina