From: shannon (
Fri Dec 22 13:01:57 2006

>>At Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Kelly wrote:
>>>My name is Kelly I have had severe pelvic adhesions for 10 years and I
>>>just can't do this anymore. I have done EVERYTHING some of these crazy
>>>doctors have asked. I have been thin, I have been fat even more
>>>depressing. I have not worked in 1 year my pain is unbearable and
>>>doctors just think I am addicted to pain meds or I just need to learn to
>>>"suck up the pain and go on" yes this was a quote from a DOCTOR! I have
>>>had gastroenterologist do their work up-no findings as in no IBS,
>>>colitis etc. I have done all the diets changing what I eat when I eat
>>>the whole nine yards. I have had countless surgeries with about 3
>>>months relief then back to the same. With these surgeries I have come
>>>home with a catheter several time due to the doctor cutting through my
>>>bladder-dont get me wrong I don't blame my doctor for that-NOTHING IS IN
>>>I do not know how to do this anymore! Not only am I suffering my whole
>>>family is as well> Bless my husbands soul I do not know how or why he is
>>>even still married to me-I would not want to be married to me! My
>>>children (now in college) ask everytime I talk to them which is everyday
>>>"how do you feel Mom?" it is always the same answer. Now I just say "I
>>>am fine" it is just easier on me,my kids, my family and the few friends
>>>I have left.
>>>I do not know what made me write this today..I guess I was online
>>>researching another doctor that my doctor wants me to see and I found
>>>this site, read Dr. Wiseman's info and this is may be the only doctor
>>>WHO GETS IT! But I think it is too late for me I just can't do this
>>>My prayers and thoughts are with everyone who is also struggling with
>>>the Adhesion Monster as I call it I hope you find success where I have
>>My thoughts are with you and I do understand believe me. Once upon a
>>time I was a full time nurse & my favorite hobby was travel and I can't
>>do either anymore between pain (other symptoms) and the lack of money!
>>Adhesions have taken away so many things from my life. I too am married
>>and often wonder why my husband bothers....Neither him nor I had any
>>idea what we were in for. My last hospitalization was 15 days for GI
>>obstruction and he was next to me the entire time, I say this to
>>emphasize what we need to be happy for. MANY times I just want to pull
>>the covers over my head and say the hell with it but you can't. This is
>>often difficult but we have to find a doctor that is willing to listen,
>>take our health care into our hands and fight for the respect we
>>deserve. Believe me many of us have been told the pain is in our heads
>>many times. I am not saying therapy may not be a good option for you,
>>we all need help at times but a person knows when they are in pain!! I
>>found a site today , the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Portland
>>Oregon and they have an extensive article about adhesions AND the use of
>>Chinese medicine - herbs postoperatively etc. It was very interesting
>>reading, you may want to check the site out. (I found it by accident
>>really, I went into google and listed abdominal adhesions and it was the
>>second listing.) I do not know where you live but search out a doctor
>>specializing in Internal Medicine (if you haven't) and if you have keep
>>searching and bring back up material with you if necessary. Remember it
>>is your body!! Some women say they have better luck with female doctors
>>understanding but I have had better luck with male MD's, my main MD and
>>GYN are both male and gotten me through many difficult years due to the
>>adhesions so don't count out the men just because of their gender. Good
>>luck and feel free vent anytime, it's not a bad thing.
>>Ann (Georgia)

Plese stay strong i have had the same thing including a ovary remnant attached to my colon please stay strong

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