Kim, thru my experience the hysterectomy (total) is what broke the
camels back for me. Had many previous ab surgeries no problems with
adhesions, but this hysterectomy set everything off ....terrible......
> >In 1996 I had a c-section. In 2000 during my 2nd c-section, my ob/gyn >came upon the problem of my bladder and uterus being completely >attached. During pregnancy it is common that the bladder is sensitive >as the uterus presses upon it and makes urination (or the need to) >uncomfortable. Since the 2nd c-section, I began having abdominal pain >and the pain in my bladder has worsened. It hurts to even have our >children sit on my lap. During 2002, my monthly cycles began to be >extremely heavy, painful and would last 7-14 days. I figured this is >what happens once you get closer to age 40. In late December 2002 I had >abdominal pain that was worse than normal and went to my gyn. She did >an exterior and interior ultrasould and could not locate my ovaries. We >opted to do a diagnostic lapraoscopy. She was able to take pictures of >adhesions attaching my uterus and bladder together and attaching to the >interior body cavity wall. Now, I understand that adhesions are just >something you have to accept as a reaction to abdominal surgery, but >these adhesions are causing horrible pain. My periods are unbelieveably >heavy and painful. I have horrible cramps two weeks before my period >and just starting with my last cycle the cramps have continued even >after. I have chronic menstral cramps and back cramps, my bladder is so >sensitive that I can have just the tiniest amount of urine in my bladder >and it will feel to me like my bladder is 100% full. I am also having >pain after eating. Not in my stomach, but intestines. From everything >I have read and researched, there is nothing to do about adhesions. They >can be un-attached or removed, but they come right back - sometimes >worse than before. My gyn, during the laprascopy, found an unknown lump >in the outer lining of my uterus. We have discussed a hystorectomy, but >now I'm not so sure if having a hystorectomy will solve the adhesion >problem. How can I get unlimited information on my options? I need some >past and current experience stories from those of you that post here. >I'm nausiated all the time, cramping all the time, my lower back hurts >all the time. CAN anything be done? Is there a "magical" pill?