Re: Back from surgery/Everything went well

From: Kay Moran (
Fri Jun 16 22:02:54 2000

Dear Jim...

If it would be OK with her, please let us all know the name of your doctor.

Thanks Kay in WI

>----- Original Message -----
From: "JIM" <JJHEINZ@UWM.EDU> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 5:51 PM Subject: Back from surgery/Everything went well

> Well, I am back from surgery. Everything went well. I am a "best case
> scenario" (knock on wood). They released me two days early.
> My surgeon examined me and removed a large number of adhesions
> laproscopically. She concluded that these adhesions were not sufficient
> to have caused the obstruction. She then performed a laparotomy and
> found that the area from my previous resection had healed narrower than
> the rest of the bowel, causing a stricture or partial obstruction. She
> removed about 6 inches of bowel and a desmoid tumor.
> My surgeon had never performed a laproscopic adhesiolysis before,
> although she had performed many other laproscopic procedures. I loaned
> her the tape Bev sent me and she looked at it to familiarise herself
> with the procedure. I chose to go with her because of the desmoid tumor
> mentioned above, another complication I won't go into here.
> So far so good. Thanks for all the prayers, support, and green candles.
> I hope I can return the favor sometime.
> --
> Jim from Milwaukee

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