Re: Painful adhesions return where to go from here?

From: Helen Chalmers (
Thu Jun 1 23:54:06 2000

At Thu, 1 Jun 2000, BarbaraS wrote: >Dear Barbara:

I am glad that you posted. About 7 women have written to me from the hystersister site with adhesion problems. Welcome, and I hope that we can help you. Now, understand that the money is a down payment and if your insurance is good all or part of your money could be refunded. OK, this does not mean they are keeping the full amount. They are asking that the insurance carrier be fair and reasonable. Do you belong to a church perhaps that could help you or your parents? You have a heavy burden to carry, having to work under such pain and to take care of your husband. We will pray for you here. You will have friends here that care and will try to help you. Please keep us posted, you are not alone anymore, please remember that you are not alone in this battle.

Helen C.

>HI My name is Barbara S I know Helen Chalmers from the hyst. site. I
>glad i found her and hope her surgery goes well. But is what i would
>like to know is what if i can't afford this Center in PA i understand
>there positon on the money. But, my husband is terminaly ill and i have
>to work full time just to make ends meet. So where does this put me and
>this center? Right now all i can see is i can try another surgery but
>risk more adhesions but i will ask him to use adhesion barriers this
>time. I have new ones over my bladder now from the Lap scars from my
>last adhesion removal. this seems like a vicious cycle that will never
>end. I'm in pain all the time and i'm on my feet at work 8 to 9 hours a
>day. I was just promoted so i don't want to say anything to risk
>messing that up as we need the money. I feel like i'm destined to live
>this life of pain with no help from anyone i have a great doctor but
>even he wonders if anything will help we worry together on this he does
>take great care of me and knows i hurt but from his point of view pain
>killers are not an option for long term use and i understand were he is
>coming from. I'm going to try and see in in January thats tax time for
>us since we always get a refund (hehe) and see if i can come up with the
>money then for this Adhesion Center but wow it seems like a long time to
>suffer though but what chice do i have. thank you for your time.
>Barbara.... TAH 11/10/99
>Adhesion surgery 4/28/00

Helen Chalmers

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