Re: Another Partial Obstruction

From: Christine Petrie (
Mon Jun 28 22:37:14 2010

At Mon, 21 Jun 2010, IAS Admin wrote: > I feel you pain too. I am always having partail or complete obstructions .
I had majpr surgery last October to undo all the adhesions-4 hours in the OR and have been back to hospital x3 after . once was diagnosed as SBO and the two as irritable bowel.Makes me mad. The pain is so intense . They were all obstructions as far I was concerned as all were the same pain . You feel like no one wants to listen. You know your body. Hang in there. I am from New Zealand and if I could I would go to Florida too, but at my own expense, I would not expect to have free treatment. In New Zealand we get free healthcare , I really feel for you.

Kind Regards Christine

>From: [] On Behalf Of
>katelyn opalenik
>Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:43 PM
>Subject: Re: Another Partial Obstruction

>I hear u loud and clear. Just got out of the hospital myself, same problem
>as you. My bowel also quits functioning when I get my period, so thats one
>straight week in the hospital. On top of that, part of my colon is dead and
>needs removed, due to a DOCTORS error. I am full of adhesions, and can get
>no one to operate, to risky. I need an ostomy, but until i am at deaths
>door, cant get one. Also allergic to sulfa, iv dye, and have been diagnosed
>with adhesive disease. I've got the health coverage, but cant get anyone to
>fix me. I feel ur frustration.
>On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 11:48 PM, IAS Admin (Tracy)
><> wrote:
>Sender: (angela)
>Subject: Another Partial Obstruction
>I really need to vent, I have been having partial obstructions on & off
>for the last 6 weeks or so but the pain became unbearable last week.I
>was hospitalized for 5 days given IV fluids, pain meds & bowel
>rest(nothing by mouth).  Once again, the Physicians will not admit
>adhesions are the cause of the bowel obstructions or for the kinking &
>dilation of my intestines.I was diagnosed with adhesions over 20 years
>ago because of a ruptured appendix.
>I am uninsured & literally sinking in medical debt.I have not worked in
>over a year because of this disease & have applied for SSDI but have to
>appeal the denial decision.I have contacted a facility in Florida but
>because I am uninsured the facility is expecting me to pay $50,000.00
>that does not include physician,anesthesiologist,misc fees only the
>actual hospital fees & the facility will not accept any payment
>arrangements.So,it appears only those who are fortunate to financially
>be able to afford medical care should be allowed treatment at this
>prestigious facility known for effective treatment of ARD & prevent
>further regrowth of adhesions!I by no means expect free care but I
>expect the right to be able to have payment arrangements

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