Re: surgery

From: Marilyn Vaughan (
Sat Jul 13 08:56:01 2002

Hi, Rosalie. The one thing I would have you encourage your surgeon to do is to use some sort of adhesion barrier. There are three approved for use in this country: Seprafilm, Interceed and Gore-Tex. Without an adhesion barrier, adhesions can reform in a matter of days. I had lysis of adhesions without a barrier last summer and the adhesions reformed within three weeks. I was without pain for a couple months. Some people have had success with surgery, but for others it made the problem worse. I will send good thoughts your way next week.


At Sat, 13 Jul 2002, Rosalie wrote: >
>Hello everyone. I am so thankful to find out that I'm not alone, that
>there are so many people out there that suffer from the pain of
>"adhesions". I go into surgery Wed. 17, this will be my first surgery
>to try and remove as many adhesions as possible. They are everywhere,
>my bowel, stomach wall, bladder, etc. My surgeon is not only a General
>Surgeon, but also specializes in Thoracic and Vascular surgery. I
>wanted to see if anyone who has had surgery could give me their story,
>whether it be good or bad. I am very happy to have found this web site
>for support. Thank you all I wish all of you the best!

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