Dr's Visit

From: Misty (misty.hoffman@gte.net)
Sat Jun 17 19:05:53 2000

Hello everybody, My name is Misty I have only posted once and that was last week and I finally went see my general surgeon and I thought i'd post and let you know what he said.

He gave me three options:

Live with the pain and do nothing (so unfair) Or he can do the surgery which he has only performed a few times. He has done this surgery a few times with interceed and seprafilm, I already had the seprafilm surgery which failed horribly. He said basically the Interceed will probably fail as well. or I can goto a pain med clinic at Ohio state University and learn how to control the pain.

I had the lysis of adhesions surgery about a year before I had the hysterectomy, with the seprafilm and that failed which in turn led to my hysterectomy. I do feel better since I had the hysterectomy but my adhesions came back worse than to begin with. So my choice is to goto the pain clinic and see what they can do for me. Now at pain clinics do they teach you how to live with the pain, or do they just find the right combo of meds to help with the pain?? I was in ER today because of this pain and the only thing that really helped with the pain was demerol. They sent me home with some vicodin, but only 12 tabs of that. The narcotics do help and they help alot, but I do not want to become dependant on them. Forgive me if this email doesn't make any sence, i'm doped up on demerol and vicodin and my thought process is a little cloudy. What has been other peoples experiences with pain clinics?? does it work??


thank you for listening,
Misty hoffman

Enter keywords:
Returns per screen: Require all keywords: