Susan needs a new doctor

From: Karen Kaplan (
Sat Feb 12 04:56:06 2000

Susan: I feel for you as another ARD sufferer who also had to cope with cancer. Tylenol may not help because it only raises your pain threshold and does nothing for inflammatory pain. Can you try Bayer Arthritis strength aspirin with enteric coating instead (it will dissolve in your small bowel and avoid irritating your stomach)? But, you should find a a doctor who will at least help you cope with your pain while you "wait and see" My former doctors said that about my bowel dysfunction. What does she think will happen if you wait? Karen

>----- Original Message -----
From: Susan_OR <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 9:14 PM Subject: Wow! I'm not crazy!!

> I am so thankful to have stumbled upon this site today. I'm not the
> only one to have this pain after surgery! I've had 3 abdominal surgeries
> in the past year. The last surgery was a total abdominal hysterectomy
> caused by invasive cervical adenocarcinoma. After my first surgery I
> started having some unexplained pain that has just gotten worse with
> each surgery. It's at an all time high right now. The CT scan didn't
> show anything and my doctor doesn't know what is causing my pain now.
> She mentioned briefly that "it could be adhesions" but said that she
> didn't want to do surgery because that would cause more. So what am I
> supposed to do? I'm 28 years old. Living the rest of my life in this
> much pain just isn't an option. I'm taking the max dose of naproxen and
> tylenol everyday with no relief. My doctor just wants to "wait and see"
> what happens. Easy for her to say!! She won't even give me anything for
> the pain. I also have Fibromyalgia and IBS...which is making it that
> much harder to diagnose the pain.

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