Re: Next Surgery?

From: Janice Simpson (
Thu Jan 24 12:28:59 2002

Dear Jo

Thanks for replying to my posting. I read your posts on visualization. I have been doing something like that for about 4 years. My "place" to go is the rocky coast of Maine. My friend Kat has a house right on the coast and when I'm feeling ok my husband and I go for a visit. It sits across the road from a small salt pond and there are ducks and sometimes a swan or two. Beyond that is an outcropping of a rocky cliff and the surf pounds against the rocks there. To the right about 500 feet is a lighthouse and I love the sound of the foghorn at night. When there is a storm at sea it is spectacular. This is where I go when the pain gets to be too much-sort of similar to Bombo. I saw the picture you posted and it looks beautiful. Isn't it wonderful that we can take our minds and put ourselves into a piece of nature and it is so calming and restorative. Take care of yourself and I'll keep reading and learning and I feel so much better having people I can talk to. I usually don't talk about the adhesions - you get the feeling people think you are a hypochrondriac and you simply can't put into words how bad you feel and what you feel you are missing out of life.

Thanks for the lifeline


>----- Original Message -----
From: Jo EslickSent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 7:11 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: Re: Next Surgery?

Hi Janice, and welcome! I am so glad to read that you have stopped going forward with surgery at this time. This site is full of great information, simple explinations about the causes & theories as to why they for. There is also photo's of adhesions for the more curious amongst us too! The best thing about this site though, is the warmth of welcome, the sincere attitude towards helping, supporting and understanding as well as the opportunity to see the lighter & funnier side of our disability....and the invisibility of it too! I am glad that you also said you are interested in findin alternative ways to handle & live with pain. I have several ways to do this, and my favourite has been discussed on the board previously Lynda - My place and my visualisation technique this link will take you to a message archived from the board which gives you a step by step guide to how to use the "visualisation" method of relaxing your body, thus reducing the intensity of your pain bringing it down to an easier to "cope" with level of pain. If you want to read more of my diversional therapies, you can search them by typing my name into the search box, it will give you then a list of all of my posts...... :-) I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Love & gentle hugs Jo(Australia)

>From: (Janice)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Next Surgery?
>Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 19:22:18 -0600
>I want to thank all of you at this site. I went to see my surgeon last
>week and we were talking about another operation for adhesions. I have
>really been reading the quilt and reading all the messages sent here. I
>am learning so much and now feel that I am gaining a little knowledge
>about adhesion. I am going to keep reading and learning and take charge
>of my body my self and decide what I want to do. I have stopped any
>forward motion on an operation and want to explore other methods that I
>have read about on the site. Thanks again to all of you and I hope you
>all are having a good day.

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