Adhesion Surgery

From: IAS Admin (
Sun Nov 29 20:45:33 2009

From: [] On Behalf Of linda Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:31 PM To: Subject: Re: Adhesion Surgery

I wish we had a nurse or doctor tell us if adhesions continue to grow and become tighter after being lysed.  It would seem at some point they would lie dormant.    Sorry, if anyone thought I wasn't sympathetic of others.  There could be no more sympathic person than me as I live in constant pain most of the time and many days I feel like giving up.  Although I wouldn't take my life, I do think that life is not worth living if I must live the rest of it in excrutiating pain.    Drs. Redan, Gerhart and Reich have performed laparascopic adhesiolysis on me but no adhesion barrier was used.  After both surgeries, the adhesions returned with a vengeance.    Now that an adhesion barrier is being used, I'd like to find out the success rate of those who have the surgery done.  Also, I wonder what is in the spraygel that is used.  I certainly don't want something in my body like the silicone gel I had with the breast implants.    God Bless all of you who are suffering like me.   

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From: To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 12:57 AM Subject: Re: Adhesion Surgery

I don't mean to interefere with this post but I think we need to be sympathetic to others.  Adhesions grow tighter over time and can start to cause a lot of pain.  Mine do this often.    In a message dated 11/18/2009 7:10:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes: Sender: "linda" <> Subject: Re: Adhesion Surgery

You say your adhesions returned after 8-9 years.  My question is "how" after

this long could they return.  Once scar tissue is lysed, one would tend to believe adhesions wouldn't return after a certain period of time.

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From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:42 AM Subject: Adhesion Surgery

> Sender: (Genyfer Spark)
> Subject: Re: Adhesion Surgery
> Where did you have your surgery?
> That is horrible that your pain is back, as when it is gone there is so
> much hope we have been set free, and when it comes back, its like I
> can't believe this is happening again.
> Did they use a barrier?
> I had a surgery with Dr.  K just less than three weeks ago.  My surgery
> in Australia was very successful for about 8-9 years i was pain free!
> But as I wrote Dr.  K found endometriosis that my surgery on Aug 19,
> 2009 did not find nor the surgery in Australia in 1999.
> I am starting to believe CO2 is really bad, as in Australia they did not
> use this on me and in Germany they did not use this and when I had
> surgery in 1999 in Australia they did not have a barrier yet it lasted
> almost a decade.
> I totally feel your frustration and am so sorry to hear your pain is
> back, as when I had surgery in Australia, and felt so great I never
> thought I would ever deal with it again as it was gone, and I literally
> had no idea as to the pain and suffering so many go through as a result
> of adhesions even after surgery.  I was very uneducated about the whole
> thing and never knew until the last year what a freakin evil ordeal this
> all is for so many.  My eyes have been open like never before as to the
> pain and suffering so many endure and how so many have literally lived
> out of a hospital for a greater part of their lives.
> At Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Olivia wrote:
>>I had sugery to remove adhesions in July of 2009.  It is now November
>>and the chronic pain that required me to have surgery is back.
>>Has anyone else had surgery to treat adhesions only to suffer from the
>>same horrible pain a few months after the surgery?

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