At Mon, 3 Oct 2011, Kimberly wrote:
>I have dealt with adhesions all of my adult life. It took 16 years, my
>inability to walk, use the bathroom and keep food or drink down after
>eating to finally get someone to take me seriously. After my
>hysterectomy in 2002 I was pain free. For the first time in my adult
>life I was able to move and live without pain. Adhesions were part of
>the reason for my divorce after 22 years. He felt I was just lazy and
>because the doctors couldn't find anything in tests or films then it
>must not exist.
>In Aug 2006 after approx 6 mos of pain and bowel issues, most of which
>were associated with constipation, bloating and severe pain, I had an
>adhesion release by laparoscopy which gave me immediate relief and
>lasted for 2 years. In 2008 I again began complaining and was told by
>more than one doctor that they wouldn't do anything and quite frankly
>the male physicians looked and talked to me like I was making it up.
>I have been on disability from my job since July 2011. This always
>presents it's ugly face in my lower back first. Always. I have had CT
>Scan, xrays, lab work, neurological test and now the neurologist is
>sending me for an MRI before I make my appointment at UC San Francisco
>next month. I was told by the neurologist today that I have nerve
>damage now. Fortunately, the is a female physician and she understands
>and is working WITH me not against me.
>Don't give up. It has taken us a long time to find doctors that listen.
>I have all of my medical history on CD for easy access for anyone that
>may need it.Good Luck.
>>For the past 2 years I've had problems with my back. The left side of
>>my back muscle had been knotted-up constantly. Pills, therapy, TENS
>>unit, injections haven't worked. I believe that adhesions have attached
>>to this muscle group. I believe it can't release at all. Constant pain
>>and difficulty moving are my companion.
>>This is the side of my body that has had the worst of adhesions! I don't
>>know what type of doctor to see anymore. The last surgeon, few years
>>ago, said he wouldn't operate on me. Unless, I had another bowel
>>Woe is me! Anyone else have this issue?