From: Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed Aug 1 20:50:14 2007
At Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Mandie wrote:
>I have had 8 abdominal surgries since I was 16, I'm now 32. I was
>dignosed with Endo. at 16 had it since I was 12. I had 4 laporoscopies
>for that. I had a C-section in 2002, Hysterectomy in 2004, Had another
>Lap. in Nov. '06 and found many many adhesions. My bowel was stuck to
>vaginal cuff with very thick adheions over it. Dr. said that the
>adhesions were very thick and hard to cut. A month later went to ER and
>found that I had a intra-abdominal abcess. I had to have a Laporotmy in
>Dec.'06. When they got in had 3 abcess and 2 spots of the omentum dead.
>Jan. '07 went to ER and had another abcess. Was admited for 4 days why
>they did another minor surgry to drain it. Well, I now have adhesions
>agian worse than ever. I go atleast 5 days with no bowel movements. I'm
>in painmanagement now, wich does help to a point. My pain on the famos
>pain scale is at 9 with the pain meds. Without them it's at what I call
>20 out of 10! I have lost all of my friends because of this. " I bring
>everyone down because I'm in pain so I say" " I just want attention"
>Well, no I just want someone to understand how it feels when you are in
>so much pain you can't get out of bed! I didn't ask for all of this, and
>would trade it for anything! I can't find any support groups in my area!
>I just need to talk with people that do understand!
>Thank you for leting me get this out!
I understand exactly what you are going through. I have had 15
surgeries and cannot find any relief for the pain. I have tried the
pain management doctors but they did not help. I now also have
ulceritive colitis which makes matters worse. I would be more than
happy to exchange emails with you to offer any suggestions/guidence that