Re: scared to death...

From: Janet Karam (
Thu Mar 1 11:55:47 2001

Dear Regina,

Glad to see you found the IAS site, half of the battle is won when you find that you are not crazy or alone...that there are many here who will do all they can to help you.

Do you know there is an Adhesions Center in Scranton are so close! I will be going there for surgery in 2 weeks, flying from Denver, CO. They specialize in minimally invasive lapraroscopic adhesiolysis. You ca visit their web site at

Again Welcome, let us know how we can help.



>----- Original Message -----
From: "Regina T." <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 10:32 AM Subject: scared to death...

> I spent last night, and I mean all night reading about everyone on the
> quilt. I posted my own information and read on. For the first time in
> so many years I don't feel alone. I cried through most of them as I
> feel the same exact pain and frustration as all of you do. Being a
> medical student I have attempted to research my condition but the
> medical community is so reluctant to "seriously" confront this issue. I
> am so glad to know that there are other "normal" people who truly suffer
> daily as I do. I am scared to death that this is a life sentance for me
> and any relief I get from surgery is lasting a shorter and shorter time.
> I thought I did well if I made it a year, then it was 9 months, then 4
> and now 8 weeks post-op. I am truly scared--I know too much about
> medicine and the risks of every invasive procedure and all the meds. I
> am hoping at least this way to get support and provide it too will
> help--I am desperate for the help. My prayers and sincere best thoughts
> and wishes to all of you, hang in there, tomorrow won't neccesarrily be
> better but we are not alone.
> --
> Regina D.Tartaglia
> Langhorne, PA

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