Re: To Christina info about Dr. Semertsides

From: linda (
Fri Sep 11 19:14:52 2009

I have adhesions throughout my abdomen and have been wearing a back brace. It helps keep me upright and thus seems to help control my pain.

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From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 4:26 AM Subject: To Christina info about Dr. Semertsides

> Sender: (Cheryl)
> Subject: To Christina info about Dr. Semertsides
> Hi Christina, I just came across your message to me. You are so sweet
> to give me your info, and share your story. I have emailed Dr.
> Semertsides, he is very interested in my case. Since I have heard back
> from him about 2-3 months ago, I haven't written back. I am a BIG
> CHICKEN just to be honest. Like my Gastro says, I have had so many
> surgeries that they have just stirred it up inside of me too many times.
> I will have ins. Dec. 1st YIPEE!! I know eventually I do need to do
> something. It is just that so much was paid out to go to Germany, and
> don't get me wrong, nothing against Dr. Kruschinski. I mean I am sure
> it is cheaper here in the U.S. I just don't have it in me right now. I
> do know that eventually I will have to do something. Not really into
> injections. Been there done that. They hurt, cause more pain, and
> scare me too. That was whan I had the intercostal nerve block. I had
> injections 5 different times. The last time, it hurt really bad, and I
> kept saying ouch you are hurting me, and I was just ignored. I have
> started counseling to help deal with adhesions, chronic pain, PTSD and
> of course being afraid of everything. I know I will come around. Thanks
> so much for your caring and good thoughts, and support. That is what
> this website is about, helping each other out. Praying for a CURE, and
> pain free days for us all. Someone somewhere will shock us like a
> celebrity, and help us get the word out. Then we can possibly start a
> fund for all of ARD sufferer's. Bless you all, Cheryl D.

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