Re: Just Diagnosed

From: jenny low (
Fri Mar 9 22:08:46 2001

D. Lynn,

I just really wanted to say welcome to the Board. There are many wonderful and caring people here. My story is on the quilt also under Jenny Low. There is so much info given through this website. I know you will love it as much as I do. Again, welcome!

Love, Jenny

>From: (D.Lynn)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Just Diagnosed
>Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 11:19:16 -0600
>I have just found this website, what a help. I have posted my story on
>the quilt and have just begun to read the messageboard archive. I'm
>upset that I didn't know of the existence of adhesions until it got this
>bad. I wish my doctors had told me after my previous hysterectomy,
>ooomphorectomy,and gallbladder surgeries that this could happen. I
>would have gotten help sooner. I had a cat scan with contrast last
>tuesday, am scheduled to have a UGI with small bowel follow through on
>Mon 3-12-01. The doc says it will help him pinpoint where the adhesions
>are. Right now I cannot eat much, my stomach is hampered by some
>adhesion and my lower right abdomen into my leg crease. I have trouble
>walking(doc says it's probably in the ab wall muscle). I hope to have
>surgery soon to release these. After reading many of the quilt stories,
>I don't feel very optimistic, but even a short cure would be better than
>what I have now. I hope to read more of the archives and discover more
>about coping with this disease. Any words of encouragement or surgical
>tips would be appreciated.
>Thanks for being here.

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