>At Tue, 15 Feb 2005, lynn wrote:
>>I've had abdominal adhesions for almost eight years.
>>These resulted from a hysterectomy in 6/96 and from
>>an incisional hernia repair, which resulted from the
>>hysterectomy, done in 3/97. I have had irregular
>>colon function since right after the hernia repair,
>>resulting in worsening constipation over time. I'm
>>chronically impacted every day and always feel very
>>uncomfortable. This has caused bad circulation in
>>both my legs, resulting in reddish brown hard dry
>>flaky skin around the bottom portions of both legs.
>>My inner and outer ankles on my left foot are swollen
>>almost all day, every day, and sometimes both my
>>ankles on my right foot swell also. My left leg seems
>>somewhat swollen towards the bottom of my left leg.
>>My body is always toxic and it's very uncomfortable
>>to bend over when trimming my toenails, walking, and
>>doing household chores, etc. Does anyone else with
>>abdominal adhesions have these problems? What do you
>>do to keep yourself regular? Also, I have a lot of
>>very bad bloating all the time. Does anyone know of
>>a really competent surgeon who is skilled at removing
>>adbominal adhesions through laparoscopy? Do you know
>>of any surgeons who can do this type of surgery here
>>in Phoenix, Arizona or anywhere in the country?
My situation is very similar to yours. My pain management Dr told me to do something for constipation that works the best for me because I am on narcotics, which you probably know, causes very severe constipation. His office did a study and they found that Miralax once a day and stool softeners, 3 a day at the same time, does wonders. I do this every night and never have constipation at all, except if I miss doing this for a couple of nights. Hope this helps.
> >My name is margi & I have had adhesions for many years. After many >surgeris & trips to doctors. They make you feel like it is in your >head. I finally found support & a doctor who is willing to do the >surgery, But I am trying to raise money for the expenses because i hvae >to travel 4 hours to get there. I have had multiple surgeries and still >in servere pain. I know someone who is doing everything she can to get >people like us the help we need. her name is agusta, her website is >ahesionsfoundation.org she will try to help you in everyway possible. My >email is email@example.com hope to keep in touch with you. > >-- >margi >