Re: ply to Helen, Christine, Marilyn & new questions

From: Ginny King (
Tue Oct 19 19:15:15 1999

Merri Ellen:

I too have had to curtail my exercise routines because of pain from adhesions. As pointed out in earlier post, most problems have come from high impact activities like tennis step classes etc. My pain at it's best feels like someone has wrapped a rubber band from my right mid abdomen around to my back. At it's worse it is the pulling, tearing, stabbibg pain. Good luck with getting your records. I hope it holds some answers for you. Ginny

At Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Merri Ellen wrote: >
>Thank you for your email and forum responses! I have never heard the
>word endo used in my past surgeries. My husband is on vacation this
>week and we plan on visiting the hospital to attain my surgery records.
>They will tell me more. My only memory of the adhesion surgeries was
>that my repro. organs were wrapped with coadhesive type adh. Each
>surgery I lost another part of an ovary or more extensive damage was
>done to other organs. Each cycle seemed to increase the pain
>dramatically. Finally...the hysterectomy option was proposed.
>Currently...can anyone share the place that exercise plays with
>adhesions? Due to being out of shape and over weight...I joined a health
>club and began a very conservative work out program. Walking, machines,
>swimming. It felt wonderful but then soon after, I found myself in this
>adhesion flare up condition. I have hesitated to share my health club
>activites because I don't want the doctors to poo-poo me off with a
>"pulled muscle" dx. I certainly know the difference between muscle and
>adhesion problems. Does anyone else need to curtail execise regime due
>to adhesions? This time around I have an uncomfortable sensation in my
>abdomen: I feel like my corset (muscles in my abdomen) is alternating
>between tied and untied. Everything feels loose, wavy, unconnected.
>Then it will tighten, producing a stabbing, strangle hold of intense
>pain. Either I don't remember this from before or this is something
>entirely different...please let me know if this is common. Thank you
>for your help and support!

Ginny King

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