Re: Prayers needed for my father-in-law

From: toni welsh (
Sat Mar 3 13:14:05 2001

At Sat, 3 Mar 2001, rikam wrote: >
>That's not necessarily what they are waiting could be what they are
>trying to prevent...there is a very delicate balance...a very fine line
>which is difficult for them to judge. If you go ahead and have surgery, a
>good surgeon knows you could end up with a perforated bowel...that goes
>undetected...and end up with a serious case of peritonitis and a colostomy
>or worse. If you wait...and you are able to keep your bowels
> may be able to postpone surgery for many many
>years...quite possibly never even needing surgery. If your insides are
>totally trashed then your best option may very well be waiting...I would
>seek the recommendations of every surgeon who has ever seen the inside of
>your abdomen. If you have a video that is even better. There are no
>identifiable organs in my video. It's virtually impossible to navigate the
>video without a narrator who has been in there. There are some folks who
>will continue to form adhesions regardless of any and every effort a surgeon
>makes to prevent them. If you have had good surgeons and they have used
>every possible means at their disposal to help you with your adhesive
>problem and you end up with more adhesions after each surgery...then you may
>want to consider pain control and work to keep the bowels operating
>smoothly. It was difficult for me to come to terms with the fact that I
>will live my life in pain...unless something advances in medicine. My body
>cannot tolerate any surgery. I realize I may someday need it. You'll need
>to be very aware of the symptoms of obstruction and of a perforated bowel
>and should you have any symptoms run to your doctor and/or the ER. Better
>safe than sorry. There are two sides to every coin. There are pros and
>cons pertaining to surgery. Some less known about as well...the ones you
>rarely hear about. I have been where your Father in law is now...multiple
>times...and it is scary and will change your life. I'll be praying for
>your Father in law and I wish him a speedy recovery and much strength.
>Sign me,
>sitting here with a colostomy

>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Brokenwing" <>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
>Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 11:38 PM
>Subject: Prayers needed for my father-in-law
>> This has been a really hard week for my family.My
>> father-in-law had been in the hospital for a couple days
>> when we got a call on Feb,28 at 1;30 in the middle of night that he
>> needed emergency abdominal surgery or he could die.
>> My husband and I went to the hospital to be with his
>> mother. He came out of the surgery with 8 inches of his
>> colon removed, a twist in his small bowel and a colostomy
>> bag.He also was full of infection from a perferation.The Dr
>> said he is healing well. It is going to be a long hard road
>> for him and his family. Thats why I am asking for prayers for them.This
>> may sound really selfish but this scares me!!! Is this what the Drs are
>> telling me to wait for before they do anything for me and my bowel
>> problems? My poor husband has really had his share of hard times lately.
>> Thanks for listening. BIG PAIN FREE HUGS ~Browkenwing~
>> --
>> ~Brokenwing~

I will ad you rfether in law to my long list of prayers!!

Keep your chin up!


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