Abdominal adhesions at age 23

From: IAS Admin (tracy.joslin@adhesions.org)
Sat Oct 16 23:41:22 2010

From: adhesions@adhesions.org [mailto:adhesions@adhesions.org] On Behalf Of JMoore4877@aol.com Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 4:47 PM To: adhesions-request@adhesions.org Subject: Re: Abdominal adhesions at age 23

My thoughts and prayers are with you!  You get down, take a break and  deep breathe, start the fight all over again.  Think of possibly purchasing an electric scooter to get to and from classes.  It may make you sad that you have to use it, but it can help the pain and keep you out n about comfortably.  I struggle with using mine often.  Completely understand about ER doctors.  They used to all make me cry and angry.  I think their nuts, lol.  Chin up their will be good days   In a message dated 10/9/2010 1:50:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, tracy.joslin@adhesions.org writes: From: adhesions@adhesions.org [mailto:adhesions@adhesions.org] On Behalf Of Ginger Clark Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:51 AM To: adhesions-request@adhesions.org Subject: Re: Abdominal adhesions at age 23

I am so sorry that you are suffering like many  of us!  I have suffered with several bowel obstructions, removed my large intestine and liased adhesion procedure, this year.  Sad to say, they are back again!  I receive trigger point injections to help with the adhesion pain.  Hang on and may God give you the peace of mind to deal with the daily pain! G. Clark   > Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 01:11:07 -0500
> From: tracy.joslin@adhesions.org
> To: adhesions@mail.obgyn.net
> Subject: Abdominal adhesions at age 23
> Sender: scubagirl87@msn.com (Kerri)
> Subject: Abdominal adhesions at age 23
> I am feeling very disheartened and decided that maybe typing it out will
> help a little. I have been dealing with adhesions for almost two years
> now... It all started during my senior year of college when I was
> almost about to graduate with my B.S. in dental hygiene. I had an
> emergency appendectomy that went undetected for some time in the ER (Dr.
> couldn't find it on the ultrasound, missed it on the CT, and I waited
> for 9 hours before going to the ER because I wanted to take one of my
> finals and get it over with: overachiever and opposite of hypochondriac-
> yes). My appendix was down lower and more towards my back than most
> people's and the surgeon, although he did it laparscopically, had a
> difficult time getting it out. It had started to rupture, was
> gangrenous, and all the inflammatory fluid had caused my uterus to be
> inflamed as well.
> Well, a couple of months later, when I was finally starting to feel back
> to normal, I kept waking up in the night feeling like my bladder was
> full, even though it wasn't. Then a month after that started, I ended
> up in the ER with severe abdominal and lower back pain.
> Long story short, I spent months and months trying to convince people I
> wasn't nuts. I was told by most people that the ER wasn't the place for
> me, that I was making it up, or was too traumatized by my appendectomy.
> Being the farthest thing from a hypochondriac, this was all very
> frustrating. Finally I found someone who believed that i was in pain
> but not that I had adhesions (because I didn't have a bowel obstruction,
> they said it was impossible), and I had a exploratory lap surgery
> again... sure enough, they found exactly what I knew I had had-
> adhesions... right where my appendix had been. I had been researching
> and whatnot for months and thought that that was what it would be, but
> no one would believe me. They lysed the adhesions but warned me they
> could very well come back. Sure enough, i'm back to where I was last
> year. I was going to start school to go back and take the pre-reqs for
> medicine, but I can no longer exercise, lift, scuba dive, or even sit in
> small cars very well. I'm nauseated all the time, had to drop out of
> school after the first few weeks because walking to class was killing
> me. I've been in the ER so many times, I'm fed up. I'm exhausted cause
> I can't sleep through the night because every time i lay down, it feels
> like something is pushing on my bladder. I have always been active, and
> at the age of 23, I don't want to look forward to the rest of my life
> being like this. i'm on the bathroom floor more than anything because
> the pain gets so bad, i can't stop throwing up. I really despise this
> and I want to believe that there is some hope. i have so much I want to
> do with my life and I want to be able to be active and pursue my dreams
> again. Sigh, well, I wanted to vent apparently. :)

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