Re: Bev and anyone else interested.

From: Michele (
Wed Jun 9 12:19:58 1999

Yes, back pain gets better when adhesions are gone...One thing that made it difficult for me is that I HAD a ruptured disk and wound up having to have a surgery for it some years ago. Disks reform but with pain, comes a decrease in activity for many of us, so it's hard to tell. Disks bulge. My doctor thought it had to do more with an abdominal adheison problem and he was correct. But, how did they get there?

In terms of pathology, my pathology was HORRIBLE last year. No pathology was done this year because he claimed to be the only physician who could visually see endo. Hmmmm? While the tissue might look fine and I might feel ok, that doesn't mean a whole lot to me. In 3 mths I could have pain again. Personally, I'm not going to argue with my surgeon. I asked him to explain where some new adhesions came from. He replied, "I don't know." I said, "Well, can ya take a guess then?" He said, NO. Well, there ya have it. I never thought, "DUH" about myself or my doctor. I just know I might need a 2nd opinion.

Who had normal pathology that you are speaking of? Be adult and plow forward. And, sometimes, there are no perfect doctors or answers in the end.

I recognize that not all adhesion sufferers have endometriosis.


At Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Bev wrote: >
>What am I hitting!!! It's probably my long finger nails! I'm done for
>now and maybe if I get e-mail I could give more ideas...bnb@
>probably gonna get my head chewed off for this, but...... " chomp "
>away. I really do think that if people challenged thier DR.s for better
>care and answers before they agree to something concerning the treatment
>or diagnosing of adhesions...more would get done! I am still puzzled by
>the use of the MRI if a person has a history of adhesions and has had a
>number of tests showing no abnlormal pathology....if it is for back
>aches...well, get itchecked out and then discuss with the DR. that back
>aches is one of the cheif complaints of an adhsion sufferer...the DR.
>will tell you to go see a nuerologist and maybe have a lambinectomy just
>to be sure it's not your nothing showed you have
>adhesions and what does someone who has adhesions know. Only that 10
>people i have talked to who had low back pain ..BIG TIME, and following
>an adhesional lysis..GONE!!! Adhesions reform, back ache returns! Dahhh!
>Oh, well for what it's worth...ask questions and DEMAND answers! Or
>don't pay them! Bev

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