Re: lysis of adhesions (was Dr. Redan)

From: Bill Murphy (
Wed Oct 7 19:39:43 2009

After multiple surgeries in an attempt to lyse my adhesions a surgeon tried one last time using laparoscopic technology. The adhesions were so dense he could not maneuver the scope. He then had to open me up completely and lyse all the adhesions he found.

Within two months my abdomen was completely filled with adhesions yet again and I had pain as severe as it ever was.

My advice would be to avoid surgery for the purpose of lysing adhesions. If you develop a bowel obstruction then you will need to make a decision.

In my case, my advanced directives state that I will never have abdominal surgery again for ANY REASON. Simply keep me comfortable and let me pass on.

Sounds drastic but quality of life is the issue.....

At Sun, 04 Oct 2009, wrote: >
>I had surgery for lysis od adhesions done by small incisions after having
it done by long cut. My doctor couldn't get all of the adhesions out without doing a full cut, so he left a lot still inside me during the last surgery. to have a full cut makes the adhesions grow back quicker. So he wouldn't cut me all the way and remove them all. So your doctor is probably correct in what he is saying. Sorry I had the last surgery. This was my 6th one in 6 years. No more unless it is a matter of life or death >
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>Subject: lysis of adhesions (was Dr. Redan)
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>I'm having problems here trying to find the right words here. I wonder how
>many others get easily confused because of all the drugs we've been on. OK
>sorry I wandered off a tad. Has anyone had lysis of adhesions by
laporoscopy >after they've had a laparotomy? I hope you all understand what I mean here.
>I've been given the impression from surgeons in MN that once they've cut
you >wide open for the adhesions that they will not be able to do it by
>[moderator note: title of this posting was changed to more accurately
>reflect the topic]

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