Re: I can't believe I found this site!!

From: Janice Simpson (
Thu Jul 25 21:50:12 2002

Dear Clake I hate to say it but Welcome! I don't mean it in a snide way but I am sorry that you had the need to find us. First off - Read the Quilt. The information and stories there are like a college education. Also ask questions of us. I am still new here (since the spring) so I don't have many answers-just reading and learning but God what a lot of wonderful teachers. You will find the people here supportive and informative and caring people. You are in my prayers and I hope you find some answers. Your friend, Jan

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From: Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:50 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: I can't believe I found this site!!

Hi everyone! I am so thankful that I found this website. I'm hoping I can finally get some relief from my pain. Here's my story. I had Gastric Bypass surgery and hiatal hernia repair on 4/5/02 and then gallbladder removal on 5/14/02. I've been suffering with low to mid back pain and lower abdominal pain for almost 3 months now. I'm taking 160 mg of dicyclomine a day, because my doctor thinks I'm having intestinal spasms. The medication helps somewhat, but when I'm more active or during meals the pain begins again. I'm also taking 2-3 Vicodin ES a day and have been for 2 1/2 months. The pain medication is not working like it once did, and of course I'm addicted to it now. My doctor's solution is to reduce my Vicodin so that I can eventually stop taking it. However, I'm still in pain!!!! Like so many others, I have had just about every test out there and everything keeps coming back normal. When I saw my OB/GYN the other day, she said that it could be adhesions, and is talking about doing a laparoscopy in 4 to 6 weeks. After several trips to my surgeon, PCP, and the emergency room, finally someone thinks it's adhesions. I've been saying it all along!!! I'm so frustrated, angry, tired and depressed and I just want to get my life back. I'm not finding a lot of support from the Gastric Bypass message boards, so I'm hoping I can find more information here. Thanks for listening!

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