From: Kelly Murray (email@example.com)
Tue Jan 15 21:24:06 2002
Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 08:55:32 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
I have always felt an awful lot of pulling in my back as well as
tenderness of the pelvis. I also felt very full under my ribs and
carried a low grade fever. Due to the extensive surgery, I stayed in
the hospital for a few days and was medicated for pain. When I was
released I couldn't believe that I had no back pain or pulling! I could
actually eat and go the the bathroom! This is the best I have felt in 10
years. I won't say that I am adhesion free, mornings are rough. I also
have Fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. But my qualitiy of life has
definately improved. The doctors told my husband I was a challenge. I
had intestinal adhesions involving the abdominal wall, pelvis and
interloop adhesions. I also had internal hernias, chronic cholecystitis
and complete cul-de-sac obliteration. I pray for all who are suffering,
I know your pain and frustration. I learned the hard way that you have
to take charge of your health, keep a journal or calender so you can
write down your symptoms. Keep a file of everything, ask for copies of
all of your medical records and tests, and remember that you are not
What helps your pain now? Are you on pain management?
I am on Oxycontin, it helped a while but now I am needing an adjustment.
I still have the fullness under ribs and burning stomache and major bladder
problems. I really am fed up with this 24/7 stuff but I know I need to come
to terms with it. I just wish I could have a few days free from it.
I had the surgery with Redan in May and I have an appt. in Albuquerque next
week to check my bladder. I know that it is adhesion related and it hasn't
and probably won't show up on tests what is wrong with the bladder.
So, would you write me back and let me know what works for you for the pain