Re: Advice needed - appendix problems

From: Fern (
Fri Nov 19 23:05:11 2010

I think you need to travel to see one of the specialists like Dr. Jay Redan in Florida or Dr. Clark Gerhart.

At Wed, 10 Nov 2010, annmarie wrote: >
>Hey guys
>I haven't posted for a while as I'm trying to cope with things on my own
>but am now having to throw in the towel.
>Long story short - Endo stage 4 ending with full hyst 4 years ago,
>including multi organ (bowel, bladder, stomach wall) involvement.
>Stomach full of adhesions - another laporoscopy 2 years ago for cut back
>(bowel and stomach wall involvement)
>Well - at the time of my last surgery I begged my Gyne surgeon to remove
>my appendix as I have extreme localised right sided lower abdominal
>pain. He told me he could'nt remove it as 'he saw it but it was too
>difficult to get at!"
>Any how, here I am again - awful pain, on and off low grade fever,
>dreadful 'water like' bowel movements which leave me drenched in cold
>sweat and bordering on passing out. Several times I've thought of going
>to the ER as I am convinced that my appendix is rupturing but have
>fallen asleep and woken up feeling better - until the next time the
>symptoms come back, which is every other week at the moment.
>I just don't know what to do. I know my GP thinks I should try and
>handle things and get used to the pain as there is not much else they
>can do but - I truly hate feeling like this and am so worried that if my
>appendix does rupture in an emergency what if they can't get it in time?
>Should I 'ask' for it to be removed in a controled way? I don't want
>anymore surgeries - who does, but I feel that this pesky organ, which I
>don't need, is removed I might get some relief.
>My husband wants me too as he feels that if I don't I will always wonder
>if it would make a difference.
>I am 43 and have a long life ahead of me - what would you guys do. Risk
>another surgery or try and deal?
>Also, If I do decide to go a head to I push for a gyne surgeon or a
>general one?
>Help would be so appreciated!
>Hugs to you all!
>annmarie - uk - worcestershire

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