Re: new to forum..Ginni &Janet

From: toni welsh (
Thu Feb 3 07:03:15 2000

At Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Janet wrote: >
>At Mon, 31 Jan 2000, wrote:
>>I am expecting to have my ninth surgery within the next two weeks and scared
>>to death. On my last operative report the doctor noted the he thought I
>>needed a bowel resection but they were able to removed the adhesions and it
>>opened up. I see where you mentioned you had had this done. Were they able
>>to do it laparascopically or did they have to cut? Ginni
>Hi Ginni,
>well, when I had my bowel resection it was during my hysterectomy. They
>couldnt see any of my uterus/ovaries etc for scar tissue and one ovary
>was embedded in the bowel.When they did the horizontal incision for the
>hyst they immediately ruptured the bowel. Becasue they weren't

Hi girls,

What you just said, Janet is the same thing they had trouble with me, they could not see anything, and could not ggo through the adhesions, they are so thick. So a month later I had to go in for a laparotomy. Two times being put to sleep, so I feel like the drs all have told me this, so why put yourself through an extra surgery.

I have been feeling so bad, as far as the painI had for 4 days, seems better today. For two days I could not touch the right side , and if I happened to lean on that side when I was trying to cook or do some dishes, by the sink, I went through the ceiling. These episodes are getting worse, I am bragging and as I write this, now I am having bad stabbing pains in my left side , bot I 'll tell you this is so aggravating, and seems I STILL run into some drs who do not believe adhesions cause pain, and the last time I saw my GI dr, I told him well, then someone better find out why I am in pain.

I ahve benn so afraid to call my gyn about his, he has found a surgeon who would assist the gyn, general surgeon, knowing I want my gyn in the OR too. To tell you the truth now I am SO SCARED to have anymore surgery, you read about the two girls who have died over ARD, the last one I read she insisted on surgery, and she died, I am VERY scared, but it hard to live like this sometimes. I am so confused now. Why have things acted up again, and it feels like gas gets trapped on the side , and will not come out, and then to pain gets worse. I still think that some of these episodes are partial blocked. They just hurt to bad, and I take meds that SHOULD help, and I told my husband the other night, I was in ALOT of pain for those days.

I do not understand why the meds DO NOT help those pains whn when I get like that! I am not taking Ativan too much, janet, I know what you mean I was on Xanax for years for painic attacks, I hated getting off of those, so I put the Ativan up in the cupboard I am not taking them, and thank you for caring. I hope you all are feeing okay!

Love to all, Toni >expecting this it all happened in a bit of a rush so I actually had a
>horizontal and vertical incision for the op.
>Luckily that is a 'worst case senario' and I am pleased you have the
>time to look at your options. I agree with what you said about the
>laparotomy as I think things only got so bad inside me AFTER I had
>one.But they said there was no alternative as they couldnt see through
>adhesions on the previous lap.
>i think if you can have a lap to consider it but keep in mind that you
>dont want them to blindly rumage around as they could cause more damage
>and end up doing an emergency laparotomy. It might be better to have a
>controlled laparotomy from the outset.
>Unfortunately there are no easy decisions. Dispite having had my hyst
>and bowel resection over 18months ago I am now facing further surgery my
>self - either a lap or laparotomy - so I know how nervous you
>are.Sometimes it seems never ending...
>I hope it goes well for you, do let me know

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