To Jo - Having problems with legs...adhesion related?

From: clare (
Wed Jul 17 18:04:31 2002

Dear Jo:

I'm sorry to read that you are suffering so much. I was so hoping that your recent surgery would have helped your pain....

Please hang in there, and let me know how you are doing. I will pray for you, for painfree moments, hours and days.

Hugs (many hugs),


At Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Jo Eslick wrote: > >Hi Sherry & Chrissie.... > >Leg pain would have to be one of my biggest challenges at the moment... >right now, as I write this post - I am experiencing a pretty paid wave >of it. > >Mine starts in the groin and is quite sharp, hot and feels like the >double edged sharp cut of a sword with hot steel! The pain travels up to >my stomach tonight and I am doing those involuntry tummy crunches where >my muscles are cramping which increases the pain and encourages some of >the other really bad ones I get. > >I have pain that travels downmy legs, I find it is getting worse. Mine >is in several areas from inside my thighs, to an area further down my >legs. I also have some very painful lines that run down the tops of my >legs too. I am now wearing my surgical stocking.... used to keep the >blood flowing and to reduce the risk of blood clots through inactivity >during surgery and afterwoulds while in bed recovering. These stockings >sometimes help with the oain. > >I am finding that the wheelchair I borrowed from my dad to help me cope >with a long information workshop and then a dinner meeting that >night.... by the time I got back to the hotel room.... my pain was >extreme and Shane had to lift my legs onto the bed and remove my shoes, >socks & stockings. > >Right now my pain is at the extreme it was several months ago when I >required hospital rest & morphine injections... I think I will be back >in there again within the nest day or tow if things don't improve. > >I KNOW that my major blood vessels and nerves to my left leg are >involved, that was confirmed during my last surgery. So it is quite >reasonable to expect that if you are experiencong pain in your legs, >than adhesions could very well be playing a big part in it! > >So my friends, don't give up.... insist that your doctors do something >to help you! I have an appointment with my surgical specialist in four >weeks time... I just have to and in the mean time, there is my local >doctor and hospital for pain relief if I really need it. > >Good luck to both of you...... > >-- >Love and gentle hugs, >Joanne Eslick >Founder Australian Adhesions Support Group > >NSW Australian Co-ordinator of >International Adhesions Society > > >-- >I am not a medical person, and all my messages are based >on personal experience. I am a fellow adhesions sufferer >reaching out to help others. >

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