Re: Pain,Surgery,Intergel

Mon Feb 14 08:01:15 2000

Oh yes Robyne!!!! My hair is falling out also from the morphine -- however, I would rather be bald and wear wigs than give up my morphine, even though it is not taking away enough pain (pm told me he only moves in small increments because if I need surgery, it will make them have to be very careful about what they give me to go to sleep) so, right now, I have braids in my hair to keep some stress off it. You and your hairdresser are not crazy!!!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robyne Hinks []
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 10:09 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> Subject: Pain,Surgery,Intergel
> Hi everyone.Ihave just arrived home from another stint in hospital with a
> small bowel obstruction and severe bowel spasms.Every time I obstuct I
> seem to suffer these horrendous spasms.I begged them two nights ago to
> please let me die.I just could not stand it anymore.Even the pethidine was
> not working so they put an epidural marcaine infusion in and it was
> great,no pain but I couldnot walk either.My pain management Dr. said I can
> have this infusion any time it gets bad so I said "you had better make
> this bed my permanet home because I dont want to give this infusion up".My
> normal pain meds are 30mg of mis cont morning and night as well as 75mg of
> endep at night.This is still not getting me pain free or stopping the
> soreness of my swollen abdomen.I also find that the morphine is causing my
> hair to fall out.Has anyone else exprienced this.I told the doc but he
> wasnt at all interested.I woud like to find someone else but pain
> management places here in Australia are few and far between.Can anyone
> give me some suggestions on pain med.My urologist who is really great and
> my rock is trying to find someone too.He never gets upset even if I ring
> him in the middle of the night in bad pain,he just says for me to go up to
> the hospital and he will get me some relief.He has also warned me to have
> no more surgery unless it is life and death.However he is very interested
> to find out about this intergel and what its success has been.I would like
> to know from anyone who has had the treatment or who is thinking of it.Im
> at the stage where I would willingly try it.Thanks for listening to my
> gripes,Robyne.

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