Lack of medical support

From: IAS Admin (
Sun Nov 29 20:42:39 2009

From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 6:57 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: Re: Lack of medical support

WOW Chris I am sorry you are dealing with it in the way you are forced to.  I dont know where you live but I am going to a adhesion specialist next week in celebration florida, dr. redan. I am very excited as i like you, have had multiple surgeries and my surgeon where i  live - sarasota, florida-does not want to do any more operations unless it is an emergency. I had a blockage last month which is caused by adhesions but he just removed the blockage with a NG tube down my nose to suck out all the food that was not going through and sent me home. yes it got relief-for the moment- but it did not fix the problem - the adhesions.  all i can suggest is you find a different pain mangement doctor and explain to him/her what is going on you should not have to deal with this pain without anything to help.  I cant believe that your doctor wont give you anything for relief.  I seriously am shocked...doesnt your doctor know what the adhesions feel like?????, is your doctor not updated on adhesions at all????It is such a shame that your life has to be the way it is.  I know that I am getting alot of help from this website, this is where i heard about dr. redan. maybe someone knows of a doctor in your area on this site.    I am sorry you have to be left out to be in pain like that....I pray for relief good luck to you Chris  

  -----Original Message----- From: IAS Admin (Tracy) <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 7:18 pm Subject: Lack of medical support Sender: (Chris Ehlers) Subject: Lack of medical support

After battling abdominal adhesion for 15 years and some 17 surgeries I have reached a dead end. The surgeon who had been treating me and had performed all of my abdominal surgeries was, due to poor health, forced to retire. The surgeons I have seen since (5 to be exact) have told me that no matter how painful or nauseating I may get they will not do any more surgeries. The last surgeon referred me to a pain clinic where the doctor has told me no more medication to relieve the symptoms. When asked what my options are, they just shrug their shoulders. My world has become the couch, TV, books, and internet. And I can only use those on good days. On bad days (of which there are many) I curl up in a ball and pray for relief that never comes. I don't know where to turn and would appreciate any suggestions.



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