Re: HELP! Advice needed!

From: Sue (
Sun Nov 7 17:40:55 2004

Hi Julie.

I am so very, very sorry about what you're going through. I know this may not really help, but, I know EXACTLY what you're experiencing. Doctors dismissing you, expecting you to "grin and bear it." I myself was in the emergency room a week ago this past Friday, and was admitted. I was in excruciating pain, wretching, sweating all day. I couldn't take it, called my gynecologist and he told me to get to the nearest emergency room. Some of the docs were okay, but some weren't. My symptoms have been getting progressively worse over the last several months. Five years ago I had my first laparoscopy, endometriosis was diagnosed, removed, lysis of adhesions - my left ovary was adhered to my sigmoid colon which was adhered to my pelvic sidewall. I had a couple of laps after that. The second one was fine. The third there was a little endo. Now, I am certain the adhesions are back and, I am so miserable. I don't have a life. How dare the "doctors" expect you to live this way.

As for the doctor that you just saw... I know you've probably been to countless doctors, (at least I know I have), I would definitely go to another, more compasionate individual who understands pain!! I'M SORRY... BUT YOU NEED THE PAIN MEDS!!! This is NOT in your head!

I wish I could talk to you. I have no one to talk to myself, no one really seems to understand what I'm going through, and, I'm about to lose my job over this, and my poor husband - I don't know how much more he can take.

Please, please, please... email me anytime. I'm here. I UNDERSTAND. I don't remember if my email addy shows up or not, but here it is:

At Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Julie Tom wrote: >
>I just went to a new doctor today (a Pelvic Pain specialist)... and I
>am feeling really uneasy about the whole experience.

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