JEN: Re: More tests came back negative

From: Nancy E. Hale (
Sun Jul 21 21:23:05 2002

Hi Jen:

From your e-mail address, I am assuming that you are in Ontario - please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm also in Canada, in west central New Brunswick.

One thing you will learn is that it is difficult to find a medical professional in Canada who will acknowledge that adhesions can and do cause pain. The only way to diagnose adhesions, as Helen Dynda said in a post earlier today, is by a diagnostic laparoscopy.

You have already done the best thing you could do - you have found this board. Search through the message board archives, read through the Adhesions Quilt and post your own story there if you wish, and follow some of the links from the main International Adhesions Society web page to educate yourself and hopefully your doctors on adhesions and Adhesion Related Disorders. Also, a good site for Canadian references is at P.A.I.N.S. - Pain Awareness in Nova Scotia - which can be found at: <>

Good luck, Jen. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you need to ask. We are here to understand.

Gentle pain-free hugs,

Nancy in NB

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