Re: Received e-mail from a Male adhesion sufferer

From: Richard Hagen (
Wed Jun 16 07:36:50 1999

I don't know if it was me but I don't remember sending you e-mail. I post from time to time because I have been aquainted with Dr. Wiseman and his web site for some time. I don't have adhesions but my wife is a bonifide sufferer that doesn't get online. So I am the spokesman so to speak(type). I have printed out many articles and letters so she is familiar with the forum and looks forward to reading. Sometimes it is depressing to see no real solutions. I spent many hours(days if you add it up) looking for solutions. Before I was on this forum, I had pretty much given up trying to understand my wifes' dilemma. Dr.Wiseman was bold(kind) enough to stick my address on this forum and that is why I hang out here too. Please feel cautious about unsolicted e-mail, but don't create an atmosphere of exclusivity.

My wife has been thru every test 2-3 times. We have seen some of the more learned, respected doctors in our area. We have been treated well at times. We have been trashed too. We have few doctors locally that can help. Her PCP is the last one. Currently she sees a pain specialist that is kind enough to keep an open mind. She had an open MRI that showed back problems. She has had EVERY single painful episode described by everyone on this forum. She has been called depressed, addicted, sick, impossible, and hopeless by doctors that want to label her anything so they are let off the hook. She has a passive personality and they take advantage of that. I am the guard dog that stays by her side ready to take a chunk out of the next doctor that that tries to put a label on her. So with those happy thoughts, we keep a keen eye on this forum. May God help us all.

>----- Original Message -----
From: Michele <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 7:36 PM Subject: Received e-mail from a Male adhesion sufferer

> Hi,
> Someone who I am not familiar with has e-mailed me regarding abdominal
> adhesions and stated he is male. Although he did not identify which
> site he found me on, he mentioned that it appeared that the posts were
> women with adhesions that posted.
> 1. IAS can be found on an internet search just for adhesions.
> 2. Specifically, if anyone has a site that can be helpful regarding
> Seprafilm, that might be helpful. But there are many other adhesion
> barriers.
> 3. Unfortunately the internet carries legtimate people who are
> searching for help but there are those who are NOT legitimate.
> --If this post is seen by the sender, please post here. This site, in
> my opinion, is not just for women. Men get adhesions too.
> Ensuring you are a legitimate source helps if the sender posts a message
> and talks about adhesions. Sorry, this is what it can come to.
> Thanks.
> --michele

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