Re: Finally had to have surgery

Sat Nov 14 14:47:57 2009

Hang in there Christine - you will feel better soon. i am with you about the adhesion pain, have it on a daily basis, the worst is when your stomach bloats up and you feel that pressure feeling like your stomach is going to blow up. the pain is horrific with that. i just went to hospital with blockage, the doctor did not want to touch me, he put the ng tube in to clear the blockage and sent me home with the "reason for blockage" still there. Therefore, I am still in a tremendous amount of pain. I have found that if I go home and use the heating pad on my stomach, it relaxes the adhesions for some reason, that really helps to settle things down.

I am sure you will find that you will be feeling so much better in the next couple weeks. Hang in there the surgery does help - at least that is what i have found....

-----Original Message----- From: IAS Admin (Tracy) <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Wed, Nov 11, 2009 9:36 pm Subject: Finally had to have surgery

ender: (Christine Petrie) ubject: Finally had to have surgery After many years of having bowel obstructions and pain I have given in nd had surgery for my adhesions. This was not an operation I took ightly , but the final straw came about 2 weeks ago when I had a really asty and painful obstruction.I had been having obstructions at 2 week ntervals . It cleared with Gastrographin. I dont know if any of you ave heard of it but it is used in New Zealand hospitals as the first ospital treatment to clear obstructions. It is a contrast dye so when n xray is taken it shows the small bowel clearly and can show very learly any obstruction and it also clears the bowel. had the surgery a few days later . I have had a full cut down my tomach and had 30staples. The surgeon said that 10per cent of my small owel was adhered to the pelvic wall and there were loops also. I am oping that this op will keep things at bay for a while. I know that his is not a cure but even if I get some relief I will be happy. Right ow I am in quite a bit of pain and feeling sorry for myself and I hope his will soon pass, I wonder wheather it will. I am on Tramadol and it akes me want to sleep all the time and I hate that. I really appreciate this site as we all understand what it is like to uffer with adhesions. hanks for reading hristine


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