Re: Doctor appointment Friday and need support

From: Peggy (
Wed Jun 9 07:39:59 1999

At Tue, 8 Jun 1999, sherry wrote: >
>Hello everyone, This has become such a wealth of information. Thanks to
>everyone. I have an appointment with my surgeon on Friday and I am
>feeling a bit frustrated. I have had 7 surgeries, 5 of them
>laparotomies, in 9 years. I have endured a ruptured tubal pregnancy, I
>hemorraghed when my intestine was nicked and now have adhesions on bowel
>and intestines, I have had bowel obstructions, I recently had a
>hysterectomy due to dense adhesions in my uterus, and I suffer from
>fibromyalgia. I am very tired of being in constant pain. I am 40 years
>old and had to quit my high paying job. I have 2 wonderful children and
>a grandson that I adore. I try to live my life to the fullest but it is
>increasingly difficult. Everthing I do requires great effort, I hate to
>get up in the morning because I feel so bad. I'm not ready to have
>surgery again, it's only been 6 months since the hysterectomy,
>appendectomy and lysis of dense adhesions. I want to ask my surgeon for
>some pain medicine that is stronger than the one I take, but I doubt he
>will do it. My pcp is the one who prescribes my pain meds. and refered
>me to a pain clinic. The pain Dr. was very rude, made me feel like I
>was a hopeless case. I ended up taking neurontin which didn't help me.
>I had surgery shortly after that and didn't go back. I'm sorry so long
>but you ladies are the only ones who understands how I feel. I'm hoping
>tomorrow will be a better day. I sure will try. I have a very loving
>husband and I am thankful for that. Sherry

Shery, sorry to hear you are felling so bad .We do understand how you are feeling.Hope you are doing better today.I wish you all the luck with Dr. on Friday you have had a tough couple of years .I am so thanful to Dr. Wiseman for this forum it really does help having people to talk to that are going through the same thing that I am.Again good luck and keep us posted.'Friends who stick together" Peggy

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