I am with you. That physicians assistant needs some educating! The last few surgeries I have had have revealed that the adhesion had attached my rectum to the top of the vagina. They do not only cause blockages. They attach to anything on the inside! I am more than sure that they are a huge part if not the sole reason for my prolapsed bladder and rectum for the second time in less than a year. I had the repair last July but it had already prolapsed again in April. I too have very painful intercourse. I hate the fact that I can't be intimate with my husband more than I am. And when I do, I am up all night in pain.
You are right! We do know our bodies more than they do. I thought maybe I was going crazy at different times until I found this site. And now, going through what I am, even though yesterday was a really low day for me, I too am getting fired up. Why should we waste our money and time getting tests over and over? Especially ones that we just had done. This new urologist wants to repeat all the tests I just had done in May and June of this year. Isn't that radiculous?!! Hopefully my gyn will come to my rescue. We'll see when I go see him. In the meantime, you be strong. We are here for you!
Love and hugs! Jenny
At Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Robin wrote:
>As I read through all of these posts and see how many Dr.'s
>out there are not listening to us it makes me very very angry.
>I too, am going through this. I sat not with my Dr. but with his
>physicians assistant yesterday and although she was empathetic,
>she made it crystal clear she did not believe this was adhesions.
>Even after going through all my past history with abdominal
>galbladder surgery, and many lap surgery's and exploratory's.
>We know our bodies better than they do. Here they are making tons of
>and we have to diagnose ourselves. After she started to tell me about
>meds, pain killers, and the like, I finally got down to brass tacks. She
>explained I had no obstructions
>to speak of and she could not understand why. I explained,
>embarassing as it might seem, I told her about Saturday when my new
>husband and I got frisky and I cried for three hours afterwards because
>the pain. I had to explain to her why her perception of my illness was
>adhesions, and not some random phsyco act. She asked me when I had
>my other cut downs? Excuse me, DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO MY RECORDS!!?!?!?
>She said normally adhesions will block the intestens. So I just asked
>If I have sex with my husband and
>tear one of the adhesions, would it not swell and bleed, just like any
>injury to ones body? Could that not cause the pain and vomiting? She
>closed her book and said she was going to speak with the Dr. about
>to a surgeon. People, it is time to fight. I have been through so many
>required tests in the last month to last me a lifetime. She is going to
>ext Monday to let me know what he says. Ill tell you this, there will
>an uprising in the city of Tulsa, OK if they send me through one more
>It seems to me if they would have just done the lap like I asked 2
>ago, we would be done and there would not be all this money going out.
>it turns out to be adhesions and I have suffered even these last two
>because the chose not to hear, I am going to be very dissapointed in
>the medical profession.
>Thanks for letting me get that off my chest!!
>Whewww I feel better.
>Love you all and God Bless