Re: Need to talk

From: Tami (
Mon Jul 22 18:18:35 2002

Dear Jenny, I can totally understand what you are going thru. I once had surgery in Houston at Hermann Hospital with a Herman Hospital Dr. He moved to the East Coast somewhere. I did however see several Doctors from that group, like back in 1987. I don't remember any of the other Doctors names, Sorry. But you might try that group of Gyns from there. They were great with me and the Hospital was good too, if you can say a hospital is good ! HA! I wish I knew some doctors down there. I had the bladder scope done last week, and didn't really have any problems before. But now its been bad. I have really push and concentrate to even urinate. I tried to go early this morning and couldn't go. I have been drinking water and iced tea all day and still I can not go. It's almost 4:30PM my time. I am worried now that there might be something wrong with the bladder or kidneys.

Well good luck and keep us posted on what's going on with you, Love, Tami

Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Jenny wrote: >
>Hi all,
>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.

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