Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?
From: Kristie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Sep 8 19:10:38 2009
Today is Labor Day. I had a visit from my son's family and I basically
stayed in bed the whole time they were here. I don't know why my pain
is at this all time high right now.
But I want to very sincerly thank those of you who posted back some
possitive words. I needed that today.
I want to be strong, tough and independant. Not sure where this is
going to lead to. I am checking into those doctor's back east. I just
don't want to have to be opened up. I don't mind a surgery if it's a
I also have more pain on my right side I haven't told my husband yet. My
left leg starts to go into this numb feeling like I am not getting
enough blood to the area.
Again, I just really depend on those possitive words......Big hugs to
you all who wrote back and gave me incouragment.
At Sat, 5 Sep 2009, IAS Admin wrote:
>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 1:40 AM
>Subject: Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?
>You need to contact him to get all the facts and every person is
>I can only tell you that for the first time in years...I live again and
>cannot believe it myself...but it is true! I love his bedside mammerism,
>caring mannerism, the way he understands I was in REAL pain and the way he
>meant what he said. He is constantly researching new ways to try and make
>pts like us be able to live a normal life again. Give him a call...see
>he can do for you...after all...what could it hurt?
>In a message dated 9/1/2009 9:31:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>Sender: CantorBaines@Yahoo.com (Cantor)
>Subject: Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?
>This is an awkward forum as it doesn't have a logical progression of
>when people posted or not. You say Dr.Semertzides has a 35% success
>rate. But how does this compare to laparoscopic adhesion barriers?
>At Sat, 29 Aug 2009, IAS Admin wrote:
>>From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
>>Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:40 AM
>>Subject: Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?
>>I think I have spoke to you before...but I am going to write you again
>>in case I haven't. I understand your insurance does not kick in till
>>But when it does...You SERIOUSLY need to get in contact w/Dr Semertzides
>>Cinncinnati, OH. Listed below is my experience w/him. He is great!
>>Ok, I will give you as much information as I possibly can muster up. The
>>whole reason I am posting sooo much on this board about Dr Semertzides is
>>possibly at least one person out there will not have to suffer with this
>>just as much as I have. Everything I told and am about to tell you is the
>>I lived w/adhesions for approx. 2 years. With 8 surgeries to remove them.
>>One of those times almost killed me due to the fact the doctor (not Dr
>>Semertzides) nicked my bowel in 2 places and closed me up that way. All
>>the contents in my bowel were emptied into my body and I went into septic
>>shock. Thank god my husband is a paramedic and knew what to look for. He
>>saved my life. Anyways, I was suffering w/a partial bowel obstruction d/t
>>adhesions and in pain and suffering just as you are. I had been on the
>>internet a million and one times to find just SOMEONE who could actually
>>help. I once again went on and there he was. What a god miracle! I had
>>never seen him before!
>>Ok, low down on everything.Dr Semertzides was trained to do surgery from
>>doctor who invented laprascopic surgery! He is the only ONE licensed in
>>US to perform this procedure!
>>[Moderator's note: as far as we know this is the technique that Dr.
>>Semertzides uses and has developed himself. He does not need any special
>>license to perform it.]
>>He cuts and burns the adhesive tissue inside. Then applies what is called
>>fibrin protein. AKA Fibrin Glue. He then freezes that spot to stop blood
>>flow to that area. The fibrin glue lasts approx 12 days while the body
>>heals as this is the time the adhesions will normally form. Adhesions may
>>return, but will NOT be nearly as severe. Now, his success rate is
>>this.....35 % will never need surgery again......35% may need one more
>>surgery to correct everything....the rest will never be cured. so go into
>>this with your eyes open. But I will tell you this.....I am a paramedic
>>well, and in good conscience, would NEVER recommend this, unless it
>>And IT DID!! I have not felt this good in years. I still have little,
>>bitty twinges of pain but I gotta tell you...I live again and NOT ON PAIN
>>MEDS. Excedrin (acetaminophen) takes that little twinge away. I had
>>surgery back in October, and on a normal basis, would have been crawling
>>with pain by now. I am doing AWESOME!!! Thank Dr Semertzides when you
>>him and tell him Christina Adams from Tennessee sent you.
Let's be good to ourselves....Kristie