Re: Dr R & R
From: Karla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun Sep 24 23:23:23 2000
I am on 125mgs of the fentanyl patch. I have no problems with them...but
obviously had to gradually be worked up to what I am on now.
What you need to do is get a copy of all of your surgical reports and then
have them reviewed. Let us know once you get them. There are people on
this list who do these things and then forward them on to Drs. R & R.
I do not mean to be rude or anything, but you really need to get over all of
your fears about having this test or that test or having surgery. If I was
a doctor I probably would be afraid to treat you too......just because you
don't seem to follow through when they order tests and such. Your situation
is painful....I have no doubt about it. But until you are willing to allow
someone to do something about it nothing is going to change....other then
your condition will probably worsen. I really do understand your fears....I
do, but its time to either poop or get off the pot if you know what I mean!
If you don't do something you are going to end up dying! Do you want to
spend all of your life being afraid only to end up dying anyway? Or, do you
want to take care of it and get on with your life....enjoying your family
and activities that you can't do right now.
Once again.....I apologize for being so abrupt. I just don't want to see
anyone die when help is available. I have been a participant on this list
for almost a year now and you were there when I got here. I know that you
have had several family members die because of bowel problems.....but do you
know what? That was then......there have been so many advances in medicine
since then, among other things the acknowledgement that adhesions are a
problem. When I had my bladder problems in the early 90's they wouldn't
have had to do anything other than remove my adhesions......if they would've
known. But now, if you go to the appropriate doctor, they can correct so
many problems with the proper removal of adhesions. We are all here to
learn and to educate others as well. I assume that you know that adhesions
can cause the problems you are having.....and if you find a doctor that can
properly deal with them you can go on with your life the way it was before
you got sick. If you don't do anything.....well..........................
God Bless You!
>----- Original Message -----
From: toni welsh <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 7:15 PM
Subject: Dr R & R
> Being out of the city the drs are in, how do you know if they feel they
> can help you? I do not think there is a dr in cinti, that is willy to
> really listen to me. Most of the general surgeons here, told my gyn
> they do not want to touch me. You get real gun shy of drs when they say
> this kind of thing to you. I am having so much pain, and still have not
> tried the fentynal patch, I am so afraid of withdrawing from all the
> meds, and I know I have to try this before I see the pain clinic on the
> tenth of october.
> Has any of you had relief from the patch, she prescribed 25 mgs for me.
> Are they safe?