Re: Continuation of Adhesional Lysis New York

From: Helen Dynda (
Sun Jun 6 16:48:57 1999

Beverly, Yes, I would like to hear more about your experience with adhesions and also about the adhesiolysis which Dr. Harry Reich did for you. I do recognize that Dr. Harry Reich is an internationally recognized surgeon. I have no problem in saying that. He is an expert at what he does and he has earned his recognition by treating his patients with respect and by doing everything possible in order to give his patients the best chance for healing and recovery.

You have said the following so much better than I can, "the more educated one becomes to their own disorder, the better equipped they are to discuss treatment with a Dr...even down to what needs to be done in a surgery if you elect that route!" I totally agree with you!!

I am not sure what you meant when you said, "Helen, give me a back atcha if you will!"

Again, I would really like to hear more about your experience with adhesions and also about your adhesiolysis...either via the forum or by e-mail.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Adhesion-sufferers need to know that there is HOPE.

- - - - - - - - - - - At Sat, 5Jun 1999, Beverly J. Doucette wrote: >
>OOPs...hit the wrong button!!!
>If a medical facility DID NOT perform medical tests on a patient
>presenting with complaints of pain and assumed that thier symptoms of
>pain WERE due to adhesions because they have a history of them, what
>would you do if you DID have a tumor or cancer, and it went undetected
>because of a DR. writing your pain off as due to adhesions without
>checking into it? I'd be pretty miffed!
>My recent contacts with Mayo Clinic indicated to me that a number of the
>DR.s DID in fact feel that adhesions in and of themselves caused pain.
>Like almost every where else though, they have not come up with a
>practical treatment or surgical procedure that would benefit an adhesion
>former. Mayo will work with an adhesion patient through pain
>management. I did start my pain management through them. I cannot see
>a basis for an " investigation" into Mayo or any other medical facility
>because they perform medical tests on those of us who have a history of
>adhesions. I was found to have TWO tumors....and that was only through
>an adhesional lysis that I elected to have done in New York under DR.
>Reich! If he had not found them, who knows what might have happenend to
>me. I would not allow any local DR's to perform anymore tests on me as
>I was convinced that ALL MY pain was from adhesions and that there was
>no valid reason to put myself through testing that would have negative
>results for abnormal pathology let alone pay for tests over and over
>again...boy was I wrong!!! So, I have to advise all, for what it's
>worth, the testing is necessary and could save yoour life! If all tests
>have negative results for abnormal pathology, then it is probably your
>adhesions. It is then up to you to determine the next
>for them or live with them and try pain management. I do believe that
>the more educated one becomes to thier own disorder, the better equiped
>they are to discuss treatment with a DR...even down to what needs to be
>done in a surgery if you elect that route! I also feel that adhesional
>lysis performed in a certain way, CAN reduce the amount of reformed
>adhesions and in all probability, decrease the formation of DeNovo
>adhesions...I firmly believe that there are no barrier's created today
>that will be effective in dealing with adhesions..and I mean NONE! Once
>you learn what type of procedure is best for adhesional lysis, you can
>discuss it with your surgeon..even dictate how and what you wish to have
>done for you and this disorder! Helen, give me a back atcha if you wilL!
>Thanks Beverly

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