Re: adhesions & seprafilm

Tue Jul 3 19:50:51 2007

I had my 27th obstuction in May 2006 which again ended in open surgical repair. They did use seprafilm. I can't say how well it has or hasn't worked, as I haven't had any obstruction now for 14months, yet i suffer regularly from debilitating abdominal spasms and pain. If you HAVE to have surgery for an obstruction, then it doesn't hurt to put the seprafilm inside. But I wouldn't recommend ever having surgery just for the adhesions. I used to think that was the answer to my pain, when in fact the only thing it did was create more adhesions, led to more obstructions and I have more pain and problems now than ever before. My first obstruction was in 1990. I' ve had 26 more since. I've had a total of 34 surgical procedures over the past 17 years. It rough..I know how all of you feel. I've been on disability now since 2003...finally got approved SSD in 2005. I'm actually hoping to attempt a part time job soon and am praying my health and intestines work with me to perhaps sta rt moving towards getting my life back. You couldn't pay me to have surgery to remove adhesions ever again, unless I was obstructed and my life was in danger. I have fabulous doctors here in Chicago if anyone ever needs a recommendation.

Take care all.


>-------------- Original message --------------
From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <>

> Sender: (Shali)
> Subject: Re: adhesions
> They havent created any adhesion barrier that solves the problem. Ive
> had Seprafilm TWICE
> At Thu, 28 Jun 2007, Rose wrote:
> >
> >Hi Has anyone had open surgery to remove adhesions and seprafilm sheets
> >(adhesion barrier put in), how did it work out? Rosemary
> >
> >--
> >Rosemary
> >

Jeanne M. Surdo
Independent Consultant
Pampered Chef

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