Re: welcome, Rose

From: Sally Grigg (
Tue Mar 13 12:35:56 2001

Dear Rose, you have right to pain relief that works for you. Have you thought of going to get different doctors opinions? We're here for you to talk with us. Hugs, prayers and welcome to this site, Sally Grigg

Rose wrote:

> Hi, I'm new to this board. I've had a partial hysterectomy, then had a
> laparoscopy to remove cystic ovaries, adhesions and endometriosis.
> Now,I've been having pain ever since I had an appendectomy 2 years ago.
> I had told the doctor that I was prone to adhesions and I would prefer
> to have my surgery done with a laparoscope, but as soon as he got me
> under......he opened me up!
> The doctor that did my surgery said that the pain 2 weeks later was just
> from my body's healing process. It wasn't that bad and it wasn't
> steady, so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. Recently (past two
> months), the pain has gotten worse, in my lower right side and into my
> right leg and I have been having trouble with my BMs. I've lost twelve
> pounds in 3 weeks (not that I don't have it to lose!) but that's not a
> good way to do it. My internist is of the school that if my bowel isn't
> totally obstructed, nothing should be done. She sent me to have an
> ultrasound of my abdomen (not where the pain is) and all they found was
> some polyps in my gall bladder which they said they don't do anything
> about. She also gave me a drug to keep my colon from made
> my eyes blur and gave me a vile headache, plus blocking me from having a
> BM and, Lord, is the pain bad today. I am so angry at my doctor for
> making me have to nag and push and practically scream to have something
> done. I even asked for a referral to a pain mgmt clinic, but she wants
> to rule out everything else first (I can agree with ruling out other
> things, BUT!). I tell her that Tylenol does not hack it and I can't
> very well take a heating pad to work. All I hear is wait.....
> I've been reading this board for a couple of weeks but until now I
> didn't feel like participating. This seems like a good place to vent.
> Thanks!
> --
> rose in kcmo

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