Re: Adhesions

From: toni welsh (
Mon Oct 25 19:19:43 1999

At Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Cyn wrote: >
>Hi everyone,
>this is my first time to ever come to this board. Let me say that I had
>a hyst. in March and this past Aug I had a rectocele, cystocele,
>vaginal wall prolapse, MAJOR ADHESIONS, left overy removed as well as
>excess tissue. That was 8 weeks ago. Last Monday I was sitting at the
>computer chatting with some friends and I was actually starting to feel
>somewhat better from that surgery, it has taken me along to get over
>that one. I had alot of complications with it. Well I was sitting here
>and all of the sudden out of the blue, I had this UNBELEIVABLE pain shot
>down my left plevic bone. I had to leave the computer FAST and laid on
>my couch in the fetal postition with a heating pad and stayed there
>because I could not make it up to my bed. My husband wanted to take me
>to the ER but I talked him out of. I was thinking it would go away. On
>Tuesday it was just as bad so I called my GYN, he saw me, then rushed me
>to a surgeon thinking it was a hernia. The surgeon did not think he
>felt one, but with me just having surgery not too long ago he could not
>be sure, so he rushed me to a CTScan. Got the results and nothing. So
>the next day the Drs wanted me to do meneral oil to clean my colon,
>thinking that might be the problem. Well I threw up, so needless to say
>it did not work. On Thursday, I saw my gyn and he made another appt
>with the surgeon to do the nerve block they had mentioned to me. I went
>to the surgeons office and he did the block. We thought it
>worked.....nope it is still here so now I have one option left that is
>surgery. They finially believe me that I have adhesions that are really
>bad again. I go this Wed to see the surgeon again and I guess we will
>talk about when he will be doing the surgery. This makes my 5th surgery
>since Aug 98. I am really scared, how many times can I temp faith? When
>they do this surgery would they keep me in the hospital or would it be
>out patient? My last surgery was over 5 hours long and I was in the
>hospital for 9 days. I have a 3 year old and I can afford to be in
>there that long again. I just need some information on this as much as
>possible and I need support as well. I know none you know me and this
>is my first time to post...but I am really scared this time.
>Thank you, Cyn


Hello, I had 2 laparotomies and laparascopy in 5 month period last year, and the gyn said that was alot of surgery, he said they are readyto operate again on me, but after the surgery last year the last one, it was longer andterribly painful recovery, and a longer stay each time they operate.

All I know is that I would question him alot, first of all that is alot of surgery and if they were all laparotomies, the gyn that did all y surgery last year said the insides need time to heal after any surgery, and after the last one in sept I asked him if he could do a lap, but now that they cannot get in that way I ave to be patient to wait for hopwfully a new barrier. Cyn, the more they do to you the worse the adhesions are getting!

When he gyn di my first surgery in apr. 98 he was going to go in and do a lap, but he had to convert right away he could not find the bowels, and he was going to take the last ovary out. After coverting to laparotmy, the pain was WRSE after that surgery. He ried to do a lap within 4 months, and the drs could not get in, they all said that the pelvis was covered even worse than things were in april. It had only been 4 mMONTHS! Now that was not the last surgery, and I was in so much pain last sept. I could not wait to go in and do the laparotomy again to lyse adhesions, and wrap the bowels or pelvic area with Inerceed. ' When he went in the gyn said the transverse colon the one that is supposed to run all across the navel area was stuck down to the pelvic floor, and it was smothering the small intestines. The adhesions were over an inch thick, and were all over the small owles too. I am now so afraid to hae anything done now, [lease be sure you know that things could get alot worse. Did they or are they going to use a barrier, and do your dr know there may be some new soon? I am sorry sosloppy, but I never jave the time to sit anyore. I have been staying busy, if I can hep yn you can email me personally/


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