Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?

From: Kristie (
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 small one. 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. Kristie At Sat, 5 Sep 2009, IAS Admin wrote: >
>From: [] 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
different.  >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,
his >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
what >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,
> writes:
>Sender: (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: [] On Behalf
Of >>
>>Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:40 AM
>>Subject: Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?
>>Hey Cheryl,
>>I think I have spoke to you before...but I am going to write you again
just >>in case I haven't.  I understand your insurance does not kick in till
Feb.  >>But when it does...You SERIOUSLY need to get in contact w/Dr Semertzides
in >>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
>>absolute truth.
>>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
of >>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
a >>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
as >>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

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