Re: Want to give up!

From: Kelly Murray (
Tue Jul 9 11:52:11 2002

I think before we all run to try the spray gel, we need to see if all of the people that have had this surgery have been successfully cured. It's easy to jump the gun and go and have the surgery because a method is said to be the one (I have done that) but we all need to be patient and wait and see. We always hear how great new tools are, but we need to somehow post statistics. I am one of the guilty one's that is ready to jump at the drop of a hat because out of desperation and pain. But this time I want to wait and see. So let's all wait and see how our friend's that have had the spray gel done do. I must admit, last week I was ready to be a guinea pig for clinical trials for the spray gel here in the U.S. I can't say that I may not feel that way next week as the pain gets so bad that I am ready to have surgery at any time but we really do need to see if this is a promising tool for adhesions. So please, all of you that have the Spray Gel surgery, please keep in contact with the board and let us know how your surgery went, whether you feel it was a success or not. We do need to know the truth. If it went well stay with the board and encourage us and if it didn't, don't feel like a failure or that your doctor was a failure but be truthful. We need something to go by on making a decision to have the surgery or not. Personally that is all I have to go by. Kel -------Original Message------- From: Date: Monday, July 08, 2002 12:14:31 To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: Re: Want to give up! I, too, am glad that you have a doctor that you feel comfortable with, but I am in total agreement with Nancy. Adhesions do not go away. The only good thing about adhesions is that they stop forming within a couple of weeks after the event that caused their formation, whether it be surgery or abdominal trauma. In the past there have been NO barriers that have proven to be effective either. But, now there is hope. SprayGel has proven to be effective on a number of people. Unfortunately, it is not yet available in the U.S. People are having to travel to Germany to get it...which in and of itself is not a bad thing seeing as Dr. Korell is one of only a small handful of doctors capable of successfully dealing with adhesions. To all you new people, there are thousands of doctors out there who can remove adhesions and will do so at the drop of a hat, but I can count on one hand the doctors that are skilled enough to at least reduce their reformation. If you have doctors who are refusing to do surgery for you count your blessings. I know that you don't want to continue to live in pain, but the length of time that you will be without pain will be brief and chances are quite likely that when it returns it will be worse then ever. A doctor who says no is the best thing you have going for you until you can get to a doctor who knows what he is doing and can use the SprayGel.


Somewhere up in the stars.................
My angel and me!

>----- Original Message ----- From: Nancy E. Hale To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 9:53 AM Subject: Re: Want to give up! Dear Jennifer: <snip> I have a wonderful integrated internal meds Dr. and he tells me if the rest of my body can get well, (including my mind set) then adhesions will go away by themselves naturally, but because the rest of me is so sick my body cannot attack them rite now. I am glad you have found a doctor you think is wonderful, but my personal opinion is that your doctor is deluding himself. Adhesions will not go away by themselves naturally any more than scar tissue on the outside of your body will go away naturally. I have had adhesions for 40 years, the rest of my body and mind is perfectly healthy, and the adhesions have only gotten worse and caused more problems. I have tried herbal teas and medicines, and until a year ago was extremely active. The pain caused by the adhesions has now gotten so bad that I can't even do my own housework. Good luck to you Jennifer. Prayers and good thoughts. Nancy in NB

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