Re: thanks for being here

From: Millie (
Wed Jul 31 17:14:15 2002

Hope everyone forgives me for this, but that "Dr." ended up getting what he deserved on the golf course. This is the first time I have ever heard of a Dr. hitting someone. How disgusting!!!!!!!!! Yours is one of the most horrific stories I have ever read. I am sorry you have endured so much. I have also lost faith in most of the Drs. I know there are good ones out there... somewhere. I had a hyst, which left me with one ovary, and that's it. So began my distrust in Drs. Welcome to the adhesions site! Millie.

>----- Original Message -----
From: "anonymous" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 4:57 PM Subject: thanks for being here

> I'm very glad to find this site. Been suffering with adhesions for
> nearly 20 years. And trying to convince anyone, Drs, friends, family,
> hubbies, that I'm really in pain has been impossible. Thanks to HMO's
> my docs have been changed nearly every year. And the new ones never
> have a clue.
> My first surgery was in 1982. 3 months later another surgery. 3 months
> after that my first bowel obstruction. Took 2 days to be admitted, as
> docs kept thinking it was my fussy ovary (only one left at this point)
> so they kept sending my continuously vomiting body home. Finally
> admitted and surgeon on call was not a nice person, shall I say. He
> slugged me when I had trouble with him inserting the ng tube. After
> surgery I had a Baker's tube coming from the other nostril. A week of
> being hooked up to pumps on the tubes, pumped fresh blood one day. The
> doc told me I made him look bad, so he aspirated with ice water, removed
> the tube and sent me home. I vomited blood clots for the next 20 hours,
> as he refused to readmit me. We finally went to the ER anyway, where I
> sat in a room by myself for another 8 hours,as he told the nurses I was
> faking when they called him.
> Another week in the hospital, the Bakers Tube came out 6 weeks later,
> and I lost all trust in the medical profession. Wanted to sue the
> surgeon, not for money but for his license, and he died on the golf
> course before my Baker's tube came out. At least he couldn't hurt
> anyone else.
> Still I had a complete hysterectomy a couple of years after that, and a
> couple years later, again, had another bowel obstruction. This one was
> handled with minimally invasive surgery.
> Just last year spent 4 days in hospital with another obstruction, but it
> worked itself out, I guess.
> My current problems are digestion, lost 15 feet of small bowel, and food
> rushes through me now. Continuous pelvic pain. My current doc wants me
> to exercise harder, yet it tears me up. I can tolerate some yoga &
> walking and now he tells me to run if I expect any cardio benefit,
> walking is NO GOOD. I have bladder trouble, and hemmorhoids that are so
> painful they put me down for the day or more.
> Guess I'm not asking for advice, (unless someone has a tip for those
> hemmorhoids) but it's just nice to say all this somewhere that it is
> understood. Thank you. And bless everyone who knows this nightmare.
> mini

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