Re: dr reich

From: Pam Markford (
Tue Sep 26 13:08:28 2000

Dear ‘Mee’, I am feeling for you and your suffering. You see it was not that long ago that I was in horrible pain! I was on so many different medications, from Darvocet, Percocet, Duragesic Patch, to Neurotin, to try to make the pain “bearable.” Pain took over my life. I lost my job as a nurse and was loosing my fight for a normal life. June 26th of this year the Drs. R & R did my surgery, the 12th I think, for adhesions. You see I had been through every “Local Specialist” until my Gyn Dr. stated “you are beyond my expertise Pam.” Through this website and his recommendation we found Dr. Reich and Redan, “The Best at this.” My surgery has given me back so many things! I start each day by thanking God for the skill and compassion of Drs. R & R. I would also like to answer a question you had regarding “Why do we not hear from the adhesion members after their surgeries?” I am speaking for myself when I state that I feel the message board is especially there for those who are suffering, seeking, and looking for support. I use a lot of direct e-mail contact to let any member know about my experience with Drs. R & R and how my life is soaring since. I still talk regularly with other patients that went through the surgery the same time I did, as we all became our support prior to the day of surgery. Please realize that I am not trying to say that I am above others and do not need the support of others. My name and e-mail is included in the introduction letter from Helen Dynda and the Society. I realize that we will always be ARD suffers and that his is a disease without a ‘cure’ for now. I keep in mind though that with support and sharing we will get changes made so that insurance companies and other medical personnel will realize that adhesions do cause many problems, pain being the number one on the list. Fell free to write me at any time with that I can do to help you in anyway. Remember that you are never alone ‘Mee’ and many of us are praying for you.

In Loving Friendship, Pam

In Friendship, Pam Markford

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