Re: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

From: linda (
Mon Aug 24 08:38:54 2009

After several surgeries due to adhesions, I'm not anxious to go through another one and perhaps be in worse shape. Research the country for the doctor with the best record of success. I don't know a lot about Dr. Cook in L.A. but I liked what I read about his approach to removing just the adhesions causing the pain.

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From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:08 PM Subject: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice

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> Of
> Ginger Clark
> Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:57 PM
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> 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
>> From:
>> To:
>> Subject: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice
>> Sender: (Lis:-)
>> Subject: Sometimes We Have No Other Choice
>> 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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