Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

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Wed Aug 5 08:43:54 2009

From: [] On Behalf Of HERB F DIXON Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 10:14 AM To: Subject: Re: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

Hi Lis, You just need to do what is best for you! As I was reading over all of the fun things that you did last summer, I would give anything to plant a garden, we have pots on the patio w/tomatoes and Bell pepper plants. To go on a vacation and not deal with this horrible pain, to just have FUN!! That is why you are doing this again. You like the rest of us want your life back! You are not CRAZY! The pain is not in your head. It would be nice to get a break/rest from the pain before it comes rushing back. Maybe this time you will be really lucky and it will go away. I would give anything to have the opportunity for lysis of my adhesions. Just to clean them up a bit. Boy I'm with you, I so hate the bowel prep. I cry if its th Fleet prep. kit. When I had my CT Scans 2 weeks ago, of course I had to drink stuff but, instead of it being chalky, it is now flavored with Crystal Light. That really made it easier for me to drink it down. Best of luck to you. Keep us posted. God Bless you Cheryl D.   > 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.

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