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From: Michael Murray (
Fri Mar 2 16:36:10 2001

Jenny, I have had a total of 5 pelvic surgeries, the last one was for adhesion removal. I got diagnosed with everything from Chrones to IBS. I knew that this wasn't the problem. I finally had a Dr. go in and look 1 year ago and he removed adhesions. Very soon afterwards, I was sick again. I went back and he said "Sorry, I removed the adhesions, I don't know what is wrong." I then went to a Gast. who said I had a functional disorder. Then went to the "famous clinic" and was told that it was IBS. Finally, went to a Internist here and she said that it was the adhesions back. Not one other Dr. that I had previously went to told me that adhesions can come back. I was very angry at all of these Drs.(especially at the clinic) that either asked me if I was in their office for "Drugs" or told me "Don't think about being in pain and it will hot hurt." I am now going to Pain Management and am on several drugs, and I do feel better most days, but some are not so good. I have an appt. to see a surgeon next week but am hesitant to have surgery again. Unlike a lot of you, I have gained weight. I think I eat to try to make my stomache feel better and I am less active now. Has anyone else out there gained weight? Kelly

jenny low wrote:

> Kelly,
> Welcome to the IAS board. These are the most amazing people I have ever
> talked to myself. They have been a tremendous support. Make sure you add
> your story to the adhesions quilt. I think I can speak for us all when I say
> we are glad you are here.
> I too have been blessed with a good doctor. He has adhesions himself so
> knows the pain they can cause. I myself have had 4 laparotomies, one for a
> tubal reversal, 2 to remove adhesions along with ovarian cysts and
> endometriosis, and the last one for a total abdominal hysterectomy along
> with removal of adhesions. I have had 3 laparoscopies done as well, the
> first for a tubal ligation(tied my tubes), the second two for removal of
> adhesions. My last surgery was Feb 16 and was one of the laparoscopes to
> remove adhesions. I am hoping it was the last. I am still having some pain,
> especially back pain but am hoping that it is just a time of healing and not
> reforming adhesions.
> Anyway, I am glad that you have joined us. Write anytime.
> Love,
> Jenny
> >From: Michael Murray <>
> >Reply-To:
> >To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> ><>
> >Subject: New Member
> >Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 15:50:20 -0600
> >
> >Greetings,
> >I am a new member of this site. I can tell you that it has helped me
> >TREMEANDOUSLY that there are others out there.
> >I cope better with the adhesions now that I have read what others have
> >written. I now know that I am not alone and there are others out there
> >that are worse off than I am.
> >This site has given me new strength along with having a new female doc.
> >that has a lot of empathy on adhesions.
> >Kelly
> >

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