Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

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Wed Aug 5 08:35:55 2009

From: [] On Behalf Of Ginger Clark Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:57 PM To: Subject: Re: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

Thanks for the info on Dr. Redan.  I posted my story a few days ago and was so pleased to hear back from you.  I am going to a pain clinic at this point in my adhesion pain.  I have received  trigger point injections in my tummy . It does not always work and especially for very long.  Next visit I will be having a radio frequency treatment. Not very sure about it but would love to hear from someone else that has had this treatment.  I fill that I need a surgery just to remove my painful adhesions, should I push for it.   > Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:40:04 -0500
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> After some thought and prayer, I scheduled another surgery with Dr.
> Redan today. To the average person, 17 months between surgeries is a
> short amount of time. But for me, it was a time of drastically reduced
> pain, more energy and an upward spike in my emotional well being because
> my body had a chance to rest, even if for a while.
> Last year, because surgery was performed in the spring, I truly got to
> enjoy my summer. I planted a garden, walked daily and had a wonderful
> vacation with my family.
> My problems began again in November. As a church worship leader, I
> struggled through Christmas productions with increasing pain and
> horrible abdominal distention. By May of this year, my symptoms were
> full blown.
> I agonized over the decision. I dread the bowel prep and the trip from
> Ga. my husband and I will have to make. But, in the end, I'm so
> grateful that Dr. Redan is there to help me have another good year.
> After more than 20 years, I still question my sanity, wonder if "it's in
> my head" I do the things we're told to do like eat more fiber, take an
> antidepressant, exercise,
> get PT, blah, blah, blah. But, that isn't enough to keep adhesions out
> of my abdomen.
> I hope this helps someone who may be feeling hopeless. If you have
> valid medical records that clearly show you have adhesions, please call
> Dr. Redan,
> For me,relief is in sight. For how long, I don't know. But,it's okay
> because I'll be better that I am right now. Many medical professionals
> discourage elective surgical procedures, saying we're only making
> matters worse. But, in the end, the sufferer, has to make a decision
> based on what is right for your situation. It is not a choice we want
> to make, it's sometime our only choice.
> Thank you Dr. Redan for giving me an option.
> --
> I have been on a gluten free diet for nearly 10 years now(Celiac Disease)
> There is no question that it can help those with adhesions simply because
> you are not putting as much strain on your intestines and digestive track.
> I very RARELY ever "cheat" because I KNOW what will follow. Days of
> fatigue, bouts of severe constipation,back pain, etc. Having said that,
> unless you are a Celiac, the diet is not ideal for everyone and is hard to
> follow properly if you eat out a lot or don't read food labels. Have a
> great New Year everybody! Lis:)

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