Re: Help!

From: Janet Karam (
Sun Mar 25 17:57:32 2001

Dear cmscas,

Welcome to the IAS site...glad you found us. I hope you will take some time to add your story to the Adhesion will find many of our stories there.

I have never tried to have children, and would not have been successful anyway due to how sick I was with adhesions and endo, but I am sure there are many on this board who share your plight.

I did have a successful surgery at the Adhesions Center in Scranton, PA less than 2 weeks ago. If you would like any info on my experience there, I would be happy to share it with you. You can e-mail me directly at



>----- Original Message -----
From: "cmscas" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 1:47 PM Subject: Help!

> Hi,
> Today is my first day visiting this site. I heard about it through
> another site for C-Sections.
> I had an emergency C-Section on October 28, 2000. Seven weeks later I
> was admitted to the hospital to undergo emergency abdominal surgery for
> a small bowel obstruction, multiple adhesions throughout my entire
> pelvis, hematomas and my uterus was stuck up high on the pelvic wall.
> About three months later, I was again admitted to the hospital for
> another eight days for an infection. (I have been home for about aweek
> and a half now and enjoying my four and a half month old!)
> My problem is pain. I live with it every day! Doctors say it's to be
> expected?!?! I don't have another bowel obstruction, so they say I'm
> okay. They also say that another bowel obstruction could for again in
> the future, even with no additional surgery. Once you've had these
> types of adhesions, they can keep coming back.
> The only problem I'm having is I don't feel okay. Some days I ache so
> bad I can't stand it. It's mind numbing. I try so hard to be there for
> my newborn, but when you are in so much pain, it's tough. On top of
> that, I feel like I've let my family down. Again, when you are in a lot
> of pain, it's so hard to keep your mind focused on day-to-day
> activities. I feel like I drive my husband crazy. I'm afraid he's
> going to leave me, as I'm not the same person I used to be. I'm also
> deeply saddened by the prospect that all this has rendered me infertile.
> I may not get the opportunity to have another child.
> Please, to any one out there, am I normal for the way I feel. Has any
> one experienced these types of feelings?
> I would also like to hear success stories out there about those who were
> told they may have a tough time having more children and were able to
> acheive a successful pregnancy. (My fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus
> were full of adhesions and some of my Dr.'s feel another pregnancy may
> be hard for me)
> I look forward to hearing from some of you. I think this site is great
> and already feel better for having found it. At least I don't feel so
> crazy that I feel pain despite the medical community telling me there is
> nothing wrong with me. I now know, I'm not alone.

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