Re: Adhesions

From: Cindy (
Tue Jul 3 19:11:31 2007

Hi Heidi:

Your doctor didn't sew your uterus back up???! How in the world did that happen? Was it documented? With this information I am very surprised that you were denied. I'm very sorry!

Pain management: I wonder if you post your City if someone on the board might know of a doctor? It would be worth a try. Also, my insurance company lists pain management as a specialty...have you checked with your carrier? Is there a hospital near you? You could call the main number and ask if there is a pain specialist they could recommend. Are you within driving distance to a major city? You could do the same thing and call the hospitals and ask if there is a pain management doctor available.

Another thought, call oncology offices and inquire through them. I am positive you will find one through them.

Good luck to you! Please keep us posted.


>----- Original Message ----- To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:22 AM Subject: FW: Adhesions

> Sender: (Heidi (Go Beavs!)) > Subject: Adhesions > > Hello Everyone! > > I'm new to this forum after reviewing it for awhile. I'm very impressed > with its content and am glad that there's something out there to help > all of us! I agree, we're not alone, which I have to keep reminding > myself from time to time. > > In 1998, after delivering my second child by C-section, the surgeon > neglected to sew up my uterus before closing me up. As a result, my > internal bleeding (2 units)'primed' the way for massive abdominal > adhesions. It was 'corrected' the next day, yet was constantly scoffed > at by the doctors, when I complained of pain afterwards. > > Four years later, I had a hysterectomy to try to 'ease' the pain, and > remove the ovarian cysts. However, the pain following surgery was much > worse. In addition to the burning sensation I constantly have along the > scar area, my adhesions pull across my diaphragm, giving me shoulder and > neck pain, which trigger my migraines. > > I also haven't been able to work (I'm an aerospace engineer) except some > minor part-time odd jobs now and then. After being denied by SSI > Disability, I decided to hire a lawyer immediately, since my migraines > are daily, and am currently in the appeal stage of the process. > > I do have a question for anyone out there...Does surgery on adhesions > (alone) help? I've been trying to find out as much as I can on it, but > its an elusive subject. If so, how long did it help? > > Another question, too...I'm in a smaller community. How do I find a > doctor for 'Pain Management?' Is it a specialty of practice or what? > > Thank you for reaching out and helping others! > Sincerely, > Heidi >

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