to Robyne Hinks from Jo Eslick

From: Jo Eslick (
Thu Jan 24 20:17:05 2002


I was so excited and pleased to receive your message.  I am so glad that you were able to spend Christmas at home, I am sure that it must have been exciting and over whelming for you all at the same time!

Robyne, you have been through so much over the years, I pray that this brings you the relief from pain you deserve so much.  I am currently writing a book about pain and my journey through it.  Karla Nygren is also co-writing it with me.  I will shortly start filming a documentry and would like the opportunity to talk about the possibility of your involvement in that.  Could I ask you to send me a private email to and include your phone number & address so that I can talk to you and send you some imformation.

I am so pleased that things are improving for you, that I know will give hope for many.  God Bless & best wishes to you, I look forward to talking to you soon.

Love & gentle hugs


>From: (Robyne)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Re: Robyne Hinks
>Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 07:03:27 -0600
>At Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Jo Eslick wrote:
> >
> >Hi Robyne
> >I'm sorry that you have been in hospital yet again, I know what you mean about the epidural infusion, I had one after they took my ovaries out & it was the first time in years that I had NO PAIN!  Have you spoken to Trace or Suze lately?  I know that Trace is still pain free & busy helping the rest of us find help.  I have an appointment with professor Vancaillie on the 4 December at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, Trace wrote to him a while ago & his secretary rang me to make the appointment. 
> >I have been to Prof's clinic before & had a consultation with Professor Liccus, I'm not sure if I have the spelling right, but she deals with cancer patients mostly.  She sees a few patients from Vancaillie's endo/gyno clinic once a week, and because I had travelled down there from Bathurst, they rang her & asked if she could come in a little earlier to talk to me.  She was wonderful, very compassionate & understanding.  She explained how the three different groups of pain medication worked & then we worked out a pain management plan for me.  My pain is different since that last visit, and I am hoping that Prof. Vancaillie will refer me to her again.  It might be worth giving Trace a ring, and get some names etc from her, I know that she has been researching for us.
> >I hope they do something soon to make you a little more comfortable, I can't imagine living with your level of pain all the time..... Where you were you in hospital this time, was it Wesley again?  You are in my thoughts & prayers.....
> >Love & gentle hugs
> >Jo
> >
> >Dear Jo I havent been on the forum much because between being sick and in hospitals I have also had a lot of trouble with my computer and have been offline for quite a while.However all is sorted out and I came home from hospital xmas eve at three o'clock so just made xmas.I am glad that I had done all my shopping before I went to hospital.They put seprafilm in my groin area and also mesh.So far the pain is good I am weaning myself down off the morphine.I am also now an epileptic and take a lot of drugs to control that and they make you very tired also swell with fluid.I hope this will be the last.Love always Robyne.

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