From: kiersten (
Tue Feb 15 18:00:53 2005


I have had five surgeries to cut down my adhesions. My last surgery was October of 2003. Since this time my adhesions have returned and I am living in constant pain. I am 32 years old and have been suffering for over 4 years now. I have a husband (a few years older than I) who is looking after me and my 3 children(6,8,10). I am nearing the end of my rope with this pain. I live in Canada and no doctor here has any idea how to treat this pesky problem.

I have visited two other surgeons who refuse to touch me. I can travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania to see doctor Gerhart(specialist in adhesions) but this is at my own expense. I can't work or drive any more as my doctor has me on 90mg of oxycontin per day for pain. I also take amatriptoline and efexor as they think I am depressed. I am not but will be soon if something can't be done.

My family doctor wants me to enroll in a pain management clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. How can a pain management clinic help when all this oxycontin doesn't help? Please, someone out there in cyber space, help if you can. Thanks Kiersten

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