adhesions & seprafilm

From: IAS Admin (
Thu Jul 12 20:24:25 2007

From: [] On Behalf Of Doddie, Pat Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 11:51 AM Subject: Re: adhesions & seprafilm

Can anyone tell me if they have been to the Celebration Clinic in Florida?? And, if you have is there anything they offer that can help ?? exactly what do they do there?? I live in Michigan but am willing to go to florida to see them if they can help, but I would like to get alittle more information first, so if someone could share the experience that would be very helpful?

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Sent: Tue 7/3/2007 8:51 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
Subject: Re: adhesions & seprafilm
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 start 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
Take care all.

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