From: Mary (Banditkat@aol.com)
Mon Feb 28 17:40:48 2000
At Sun, 27 Feb 2000, toni welsh wrote:
>At Sun, 27 Feb 2000, Paula Healey wrote:
>>Did your surgeon use any sort of an adhesion blocker such as Interceed or
>>Hope you recover soon.
>>Mary said at “ahhesions”.
>>> TuesdayFeb 22nd I had a laparoscapy done do to ultrasound finding of a
>>> left ovary mass. Well come to find out there was no mass. When the
>>> surgeon went to blow my belly up my bowel went with it. My bowel was
>>> attached to the abdominal wall and my left ovary and also my bladder. My
>>> ovarys where also attached to the abdonminal wall with adhesions. He
>>> said on my release form that there was a moderate amount of adhesions
>>> and a small amount of endometriosis. I have not talked with the Doctor
>I have had alot of trouble with the adhesions stuck to my abdominal
>wall, in april when the gyn went to do a lap, he had asked me if I
>wanted to try to save my last ovary, he did a hyterectomy 5 years ago
>and left the right ovary, Back then he was just going to take the
>uterus, and when he got in he tried to free and wrap left ovary too, and
>he said it would not stop bleeding, it was bound up with adhesions, I am
>glad he did then keep my right one.
>Last year he had to convert to laparotomy, due to the ovary could not be
>found, the bowel had pulled all the way to the right side, and had
>pushed my ovary down onto the muscle in my legs, that was why I could
>not walk. He then told my husband he was going to remove it so I did
>not have to have anymore surgery. I was in the hospital for 4 days, and
>when I came home the pain was back in 2 WEEKS! He did use INterceed
>then, but I went in for another lap in august, and the transverse colon
>had fallen to the pelvic floor so they rescheduled anothe laparotomy,
>and that was done in Sept, 98. I was wondering how old you are and i
>had to read so fast, I could not remember if you said they removed your
>ovaries. All I know is the drs told me the would operate again, but the
>chances are just to high for me, to get more scar tissue, my bowels are
>a mess as it is, and I do not want them to get worse. Someday I will
>probaly have surgery, when the way of life really gets to me, sometimes
>now I cannot stand it! Sorry so long, I have just kept myself busy, and
>have not been here!
>>> as I do not go to see him till the middle of March. My question is will
>>> the adhesions return? Is there anything I should do to try and prevent
>>> them from returning? Thanks in advance
As far as I know he did not use any blockers. I am 32 years old and am done having children. I have both my ovarys at this point.I too had such pain on my right side for 2 years before anything was done. Only when I had frequency urinating did they listen. (thats where the ultrasound comes in showed 4cm mass turned out to be my bowel). Not sure what to make of all this I havent spoken with the doc I will be seeing him on March 21st.