At Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote:
>At Tue, 22 Jun 1999, Donna and Pete Reenstra wrote:
>>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 email@example.com
>>Pete and Donna
>Hi Donna and Pete:
>Welcome to the group! It sounds like Donna's experience is typical. It
>seems that many doctors have never heard of adhesions. I'm interested
>in the pain mapping-has Donna done this yet and what were the results? I
>notice you said the doctor is in Connecticut. Do you know anywhere else
>its being done?
-- D. O'Hara