Re: Surgery tomorrow

From: Polly (
Sat Sep 4 19:32:35 1999

At Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Ginny King wrote: >
>Hi Polly,
>I wish you the best of luck with your surgery and hope it gives you some
>relief from your pain. Keep us posted as to how you did and what they
>find. Ginny
>At Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Polly wrote:
>>Hello everyone! Wow it has been a rough couple of weeks! My pain hit an
>>alltime high last Thursday and was coupled with intense chest pains. I
>>saw my surgeon yesterday and he was totally undecided on what to do with
>>me because all of my tests (previous) came back ok with the exception of
>>the colonoscopy which revealed some stricture around the outside of the
>>colon in the upper right side. (exactly where my pain happens to be) He
>>acted like maybe I was overreacting to what was happening to me (he
>>neglected the fact that my blood pressure and temperature was elevated
>>as of yesterday afternoon coupled with the same persistent pain in the
>>URQ and milder chest pains) What gives with these surgeons??? Anyhow, I
>>gave him the videotape of my last surgery of lysis of adhesions 3/97 in
>>pelvic region and he said he would watch it and call me in the morning.
>>Well, what do you know the tape must have made an impression on him
>>because he has me scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning! Wish me luck
>>friends and an end to this pain, at least for awhile.
>>Thanks for letting me vent - this entire experience has been so
>>emotionally draining for me.
>>Love and friendship - Polly

Well Friends I'm finally home from the hospital and surprisingly enough, adhesions were not the cause of my pain this time! The surgeon removed a growth from my colon Wednesday. He was just as surprised as I , if not more so that adhesions weren't the cause! There are several other areas of concern that the surgeon has and would like to run further tests. THanks so much for all of the information in regard to adhesions - this doc used an ounce of prevention after the procedure and used Septrafilm as a precaution. Good luck to you all and know that I am thinking of you. Thanks, Polly

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