Help Me!

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Mon May 26 14:19:07 2008

From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 11:54 PM Subject: Re: Help Me!

So anyone know of a good surgeon in Minnesota?  I just can't do this anymore, right now I just merely exist and if this is the best it gets for me then I'd rather be dead.  I know I could end up even worse but I also know that there is nothing else out there that will help me have any pain free moments. So yes I'd like to find a surgeon who is very skilled in this area and would also try an adhesion barrier on me. With all of my surgeries no one has tried that as of yet. So if anyone knows of any surgeons in Minnesota that are experts in this area I'd appreciate it. Thanks as Always, Wendy

From: [] On Behalf Of Marlene Wheeler Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 11:42 PM Subject: Re: Help Me!

If you do have to have surgery, make sure you go to someone who deals with adhesions on  a regular basis. There are several good docs mentioned on this site that are good. Mine happens to be Dr Gerhart in Pa. I'm a lot better since seeing him 2 years ago.

Good Luck Marlene

> Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 12:44:51 -0500
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> Sender: (Debi)
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> Well I just happened to come across this site and found that finally
> this pain I've been dealing with is NOT all in my head. I was about 8
> years old when I had my appendix out and my scar is huge ( most drs
> question what that scar is from) Then in my 20s my OB thought I had
> endometerosis. They did a lap and nothing but still in pain. I have
> been hospitalized 3 times over the past 4 years for bowel abstruction
> and the surgeon stated that he "could" do surgery because of the scar
> tissue but that would cause more scar tissue. Well I've been dealing
> with constant pain for about a year now. Gall Bladder is fine,
> Endoscopy is fine ( althought they stated I have gastritis) I have a
> hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary but the ovary is push over further to
> the right by scar tissue an there is fluid in the abdomin area. The drs
> just told me to drink lots of water and add more fiber to my diet so my
> bowels will keep moving. The pain medication knocks me out and I'm a
> single mom with a 5 year old. I need to get better not only for me but
> for her as well.

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