I'm seeing Dr. Redan

From: IAS Admin (tracy.joslin@adhesions.org)
Mon Mar 24 18:39:28 2008

From: adhesions@adhesions.org [mailto:adhesions@adhesions.org] On Behalf Of Kelly Murray Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:11 AM Subject: Re: I'm seeing Dr. Redan

Now where is Dr. Redan now?  When I had surgery with him, he was in Pennsylvania.  He useds barriers?

Kelly ________________________________________ > Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:18:37 -0500
________________________________________ > From: tracy.joslin@adhesions.org
> To: adhesions@mail.obgyn.net
> Subject: I'm seeing Dr. Redan
> Sender: kiwi2b4x@aol.com (Lis:-)
> Subject: Re: I'm seeing Dr. Redan
> At Tue, 11 Mar 2008, dawn wrote:
> >
> >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
> >Dawn
> >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. I heard from
> >>Dr.Redan within 48 hours and I'm waiting on my consult date and probable
> >>surgery date. While none of us relish "another surgery" we understand
> >>that sometimes it's inevitable. Knowing that this man has a level of
> >>expertise that most general surgeons do not, gives me great hope in my
> >>outcome this time. As I stated in my earlier post, I'm honestly not
> >>looking for a magical surgery and Dr. Redan doesn't claim to perform
> >>such a feat. But, what I appreciate is the fact that he acknowledges
> >>the debilitating effects of adhesions and unlike so many other
> >>surgeons,is willing to offer relief (even if it isn't forever) to those
> >>of us who are suffering. I for one, do NOT want to take pain medication
> >>for the rest of my life. Because I also have celiac disease, they only
> >>complicate my constipation issues. If I can get two-three years without
> >>pain and no need for pain meds,I'm going for it!
> >>I'll keep you posted on my progress!
> >>Lis:-)
> --
> Thank you so much for the encouragement and advice! I too have found the
> entire CAPPS staff to be the most professional medical group I've ever
dealt > with and I've definitely dealt with my share from South Carolina to New
> Zealand! Although I dread another surgery, I'm so ready to have it done.
As > a 46 year old worship leader with adult kids, I don't relish the thought
of > wearing a MATERNITY dress for Easter Sunday. I'm 5 feet tall and weigh
> around 110 so my grossly swollen tummy can't be hidden. After three months
> this time, my abdomen has affectionately been named ghost child by my
choir > and church members! Just out of curiosity, did you have surgery already or
> have one scheduled? I've got to be there a couple of days in between the
> visit and surgery to do a two day bowel prep as there's possibility he'll
> perform a bowel re-section. Just out of curiosity, did those of you who've
> had surgery with Dr. Redan have a cystoscopy done during the surgery? This
> will be the first time I've had one performed during my surgery. I will
> continue to keep you posted! Lis:)

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