Hello, we are new to this forum and would like to join the discussion
and research for relief. I am Pete, and my wife is Donna, and she is
the one who is sufferring with adhesions. (I support as best I can and
am the computer literate one, so I will be doing most of the writing for
Donna has been sufferring for about a year now - being one of the 11%
who contract adhesions with the first abdominal surgery. After reading
many of your posts, and Dr. Wiseman's article, we are very concerned
about future surgery. We are following advice to see several doctors,
including Dr. Olive's partner in New Haven, CT for pain mapping and his
opinions. No doctor she have seen (her GP or her gynocologist) since
her operation even mentioned adhesions, although she has had problems
and pain since day one. A nurse friend suggested adhesions, and now the
dr. who just did a colonoscopy on Donna agrees it probably is adhesions
because her colon is clear and healthy.
We have a big question for those of you who have been going through this
agony for so long - Have any of you tried natureopathic or homeopathic
medicine? We are stepping out into this area to investigate and find
relief. We have found hope, and so far, some relief. Many of you
possibly live on Metamucil, and so has Donna up until this past weekend.
The practitioner (dr) she saw told her that for many, Metimucil expands,
therefore causing pressure against the adhesions and more pain. She
(the dr) gave Donna Fortified Flax and the results so far are
tremendous. And Donna feels better than she has for quite some time.
I don't want to begin communications with a book, so I'll close. But we
really would like to hear from any of you who has had experience with
this area of medicine.
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org