Re: Doctor referral

From: Sheri O' (
Sat May 17 21:07:05 2008

First timer here. After reading several replies, I feel very fortunate in my struggle with the chronic pain from adhesions in my abdomen (from 6 surgeries and they used the same scar each time!). I've been on permanent disability since January, 2007. I see a Pain Specialist who prescribes Fentanyl patches (125 mg) I wear for 48 hrs, oxycodone 15 mg. for breakthrough pain and Oxycotin 40 mg. 1 every 12 hrs. As patients, we all have the right to pain relief. Tell your OB/GYN to give you a referral to a pain specialist. The key to pain relief is to have a steady level of medication in your system. You'd be amazed how much better you will feel when your pain is managed properly.

I use Miralax for constipation and it works great. I eat a lot of fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and bran cereals. I am also a diabetic so I'm careful what I eat. I lost 50 lbs after this latest attack. I tried a lot of different meds for the nausea and vomitting and marijuna is the only thing that works for me, and it works fast; nausea is gone in 2 minutes.

If you do have surgery again, make sure your surgeon uses a barrier material to stop the development and increase in adhesions. If your surgeon doesn't use the barrier material, don't use that surgeon! This material will save younger generations from suffering the way we have.

I was devestated when I couldn't work or have sex any longer. After time I learned to change my perspective about my life. I have forgiven my past and see it as history. I spend less time inside my brain complaining, lost in self-pity and depression and enjoy the moments in the NOW. Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" really awakened me again to the joy and beauty of every day. My prayers go out to you.

love, light and peace, Sheri O'

At Mon, 5 May 2008, Kathleen wrote: >
>Anyone in the Allentown, Stroudsburg Pennyslvania area familiar with an
>OB/GYN who is sympathetic to people with adhesions and prepared to do
>diagnostic laporoscopy.
>I have been going in circles with my current referral OB/Gyn doctor.
>>From her to a general surgeon, ER Physician and another partner of 1st
>general surgeon.
>Normally in good health except for nurmerous orthopedic injuries and
>subsequent surgeries and TAH followed 10 wk later by adhesionolysis and
>appendectoy in 1992.
>I was doing heavy yard work back in mid-March and then started with
>severe abdo cramping. Only later did pain in RLQ and groin develope.
>I've had 40 lb weigh loss in 10 wks because I am nauseated all the time.
>food tastes terrible. Pain gets worse when I do anything. Pain meds
>don't help. Not even Demerol.
>I will probably go back to OB/GYN doctor who did my TAH, but just
>thought I'd see if anyone has found a doctor in my area who they think
>is more open to people with adhesions and not running every test, which
>as we all know rarely show just adhesions.
>I'm normally very active with limitation from Ortho problems, but this
>pain and inability to eat normally, not to mention the bowel and bladder
>issues, is really interfering with my quality of like.
>Any input appreciated. KM

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