Re: Adhesions

From: Sue Ann Murray (
Thu Sep 23 21:29:30 1999

The only suggestion I have, if you have already tried it, is to use one of the adhesion prevention barriers -- unless that's what you mean by the mesh, in which case it doesn't look like it worked too well. But if not, there are two out currently in the US that I know about, and a couple more are under testing. I took place in a clinical trial this summer for a gel that is supposed to be out sometime next year and my follow up surgery showed almost no adhesions that had come back. It's already available in Europe so I don't think FDA approval should take that long once the results are in. The trials are supposed to end in December and assuming they do, I should get a report on the final results. I know when you're in pain, that must seem like forever but it's the only thing I can think of at the moment.

Sue Ann

>I'am a 33 year old male and have 9 surgeries for adhesions. My first
>surgy was for the Appendixs. I have 2 layers of mesh in for hernians. I
>have been told by my Doc. that part of my stomach , all of my
>intestions and my liver are stuck to the abdominal wall and the mesh. He
>said that the type of Adhesions I have { Dense Cohesive } that there was
>nothing he could done. I'am worried that the organs that are stuck may
>get infected. He also said that if he does surgey that it is going to
>make me worse than I'am now. Well today I'am in a wheel chair because
>it hurts so bad to stand walk or even move. He said all he can do is
>keep me out of pain by giving me Morphine.
>Is there anybody out there in the world that can help me. I'am so sick
>and tired of this. All I want to do is get off disability and go back
>to work.
> Thanks for taking the time to read this.
> Patrick Dixon

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