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Re: new here - worried about adhesions
Wed Sep 13 21:56:36 2000
There are some articles on this network that can explain alot. your symtoms
are exactly the same as mine. Only I've had multiple surgeries to take them
down and they return worse. Be careful about any more surgeries. Visit Dr.
Cooks archives use Keyword Dr Cook and go to the archives or frequently asked
questions for a start. Anytime Dr.s touch tissue internally it seems to have
a very negative result. Can this be your pain? oh yes. My last surgery the
doctor punctured a hole through my bowel as adhesions covered the bowel and
attached it to abdominal wall. That was devastating as a long hard drug
ridden recovery and multiple er visits resulted sending our finances into
unbelievable debt. My family life has been severly damaged as a result of the
pain mood swings from meds, the doctor who punctured the hole abandoned me
because he said it was not the source of my pain and made me look like a
drug, ie narcotics addict. I've never been adicted to anything but this can
devastate you emotionally, labled this way. Many doctors now understand the
pain it causes, no easy answers, I'm on my way to a pain clinic tomorrow to
help me deal with all aspects of this devastating problem. I take them when
needed and they make me sick, then have minnie withdraws when not needed.
Remember narcotics are essentially opiate based and thats basically heroin.
The most addictive substance there is. The minnie withdraws are the worst,
sometimes worse than the pain itself.
I would keep educated on this network, When you get to Dr. Cook click on Ask
Dr. Cook and there is a menue , click on adhesions and theres a three part
series. No answers really viable but information on the disease itself, steer
clear of interceed and gortex they cause more problems. I'm no doctoer but
have fought this for years,
and now am told long term pain control necessary and tears possible, if
intestines are locked together and attached. Then you have trouble. Not an
expert, just my experience, also use keyword Adhesive disease, or adhesions
under health for other sources. The Womens Journal is helpful and info on
endometriosis is helpful as it adresses adhesions as well. I've almost given
up. Lost my husband, mood swings from drugs, I pray for a miracle as thats
pretty much all I have left. Good luck feel free to contact me at
DRiekeRosehill@AOL.com. It's interesting to me that your pain is lower right
quadrant as well, might check out with your doc on the possibility of
intercyctial cystitus. They have a Society as well. You might write ti Dr.
Buttrick in Overland Park Kansas as he is very knowledgeable. He works out of
Kansas City Womens Clinic. Don't know the legalities of giving out his
address but he is listed .