after i met dr gerhart and had my procedure i was finally able to eat some foods. for me this was GREAT!! i guess what i am trying to say is that each one of us is an individual. yes..we each suffer from a common problem but we, as individuals, need to make decisions concerning our care based on what we feel is best for us. for me, the decision to have the scope was a good one. also, i was unhappy with pain management because i have four kids and i felt like constantly being on pain meds made me miss the better part of their lives.
however, others might be able to handle pain meds and that is great for them. in the end, i hope that each one of us finally gets the help we need to get our lives back.
good luck to you karla and i hope that you have many more good days than bad. thanks to all of you for your constant support and lets all pray for pain free days!!!doreen ahearn