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To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 7:29 PM Subject: I'm seeing Dr. Redan
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> Subject: Re: I'm seeing Dr. Redan
> I am glad that you are working on getting to see Dr. Redan. I just
> came home from my visit to see him. He was very Nice and easy to
> communicate with. He was very understanding and extremely knowledgeable
> with all areas of our conditions. Christine with CAPPS was very helpful
> and she was there for my appointment . I too have been dealing with
> adhesions for years and many surgeries. I had a wonderful Dr in Atlanta
> who was a wonderful help but he was limited to the female pelvic area
> only.I was able to go 51/2 years with out an intestinal blockage or
> major pain due to the use of interceed barrier. When the intestines
> became so involved then I knew it was time for better. I feel that Dr.
> Redan is it. He has the ability to use the barriers and take special
> precautions to slow the production of adhesions and know all the
> different thing that adhesions can cause and is willing to help. What
> we all need to realize is that, no matter how good the surgeon,
> adhesions will find its way to cause havoc on our lives they are
> inevitable but, he can help make the times in between longer and better.
> We also have to find ways to accept it and make our lives cope with it,
> pain meds are not the only answer they can also cause more problems with
> adhesions.Everyones conditions are different and different things work
> in different ways. He was well worth the trip and His staff and CAPPS
> will be there to help.
> One word of advise when you make plans to go to Celebration, make sure
> you give yourself extra time due to unforeseen problems etc.. Dr
> cancellations or delays, or additional testing,they are Drs. and they
> do have emergencies My appt was for Mon Am and was canceled, I had appts
> there with other Drs. too so they had me fill out paperwork then see
> him later if he made it back, and they would work me in ASAP I seen Dr.
> Redan the next am and he made plenty of time for me.
> For those out there who dont think it is worth the trip to celebration,
> because they have not had good experiences with surgery I hope that you
> would reconsider or at least get a referral to someone elsewhere in the
> USA he would know them because they get together for conferences, He new
> the Dr in Atlanta and his Brothers in California and NY.Lis your
> sentiments were right on the money Good Luck with your trip
> At Mon, 25 Feb 2008, Lis:- wrote:
>>I want to thank those of you who have seen Dr. Redan at the
>>Celebrations Hospital in Florida and encouraged the rest of us to
>>consider a consultation. Because this seven week long episode has left
>>me distended like I'm seven months pregnant and wheezing from the
>>constant pressure on my lungs,I decided to take my health back into my
>>own hands. I canceled the next two tests the GI doctor ordered, filled
>>out the initial online paperwork and submitted it.