I am not really new to this forum, I just haven't been able to read the postings or been able to post in a long time. I have had 8 abdominal surgeries, a mixture of adhesions and other female surgeries, with 5 being laparotomies. In April, I went to see my gyn because I noticed things had dropped (rectum and bladder). I just had surgery last July to repair all this. My gyn sent me to a urologist who ran a bunch of tests since I am also having trouble emptying my bladder. After running all the tests, he told me due to my complicated adhesion history, he felt it would be best for me to go to a doctor, another urologist, in the medical center here in Houston. All this has put in into July this year. This new urologist is telling me he wants to repeat all the tests the first urologist did, but they can't be scheduled before the middle of September at best. The problem is I am supposed to start nursing school in August. We are not allowed to miss more than one class period or they will drop us. The new urologist told me that maybe they could schedule the surgery for my break which would be Christmas and he wouldn't touch the adhesions at all. I am currently already in pain management and do not want to live like this. In the meantime I have called both my gyn and the first urologist to see if maybe they will do the surgery. My gyn's nurse told me I would have to come back in for a consult before they will tell me anything since it has been so long since they saw me (in April). The 1st urologist called and tried to tell me to go see another Dr. in the same practice as the 2nd urologist. I told them once again what is going on and told them I don't want to go there. I had 4 people (3dr.s and 1 nurse) staring up my rear with a flashlight. I don't care to go back to that. I feel like I am getting a complete run around. I feel totally helpless. I really feel like I am going through this alone. I guess I am upset right now because my husband told me that he might not be able to go with me to the gyn appointment on Aug 2. I really feel helpless and like it is me against the world. There is really no one I can talk to about all this. So of course I thought of all of you. I am sure some of you have been there and I thought maybe some of you might could tell me what you did to get through this. I don't want to wait on school. I have already waited over a year to get in the program and that is busting my butt to do so. I would really like to have my life back and all the good things that go with it. Honestly just trying to have a intimate relationship with my husband right now is so painful that I don't hardly ever, if ever enjoy it. Anyway, you are the only one I felt I could share this with. I need an ear and a hand to get through this. And of course if anyone knows of a good doctor here in Houston, I could surely use his/her name. Thanks for listening.