Re: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

From: Donna B (
Sat Aug 8 11:40:18 2009

I support your decision. I had an entire 25 months between my last two surgeries! I was thrilled. Unfortunately, just 3 1/2 months later the pain is debilitating.

where in Georgia are you? I traveled from Il to Ga to see Dr. Tom Lyons in Atlanta and was very happy with his skills, his team, the after-care. Dr. Lyons is right up there with Redan in his complete knowledge of what we suffer and his skills are world renown. He has his own surgical clinics and everyone there is highly educated in endo and adhesions and I was so happy to be treated without having to go through a general hospital out-patient clinic.

He has an ad on the main page -

Good luck to you! Donna

At Sun, 2 Aug 2009, Lis:- wrote: >
>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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