Re: Things I learned yesterday

From: Rose Lunn (
Wed Mar 28 07:34:42 2001


I don't have any female organs! But if I know my Gyn, he'll find some way to to the exploratory lap himself! Maybe he'll say that he thinks my cervix is involved, my internist said even if they take everything else, they usually leave the cervix.

He is really upset with my internist. Not only did she not want to deal with my pain, she didn't have the sonagram done on my pelvic area when she did my abdomen, she hasn't been sending me for mamograms either! I wish I could get a copy of the letter he plans to send her! He's diplomatic most times, but he can also be quite sarcastic. I call him next week to get the results of his blood tests and the CT scan. THen WE'll decide what to next. My doctor, my partner....what a concept!

I know that Mary Wade has gone through pain mgmt, but I've never gotten around to asking her what is involved. Can't you get in any sooner? It's sheer h--- when you have to wait arouond when you're in pain!

And what is it with some surgeons? The one that did my appendectomy acted just like yours! He did the surgery but his partners did all the after care. They didn't believe me 3 weeks after the surgery when I told them I was still in pain either.

Stay strong. Here comes a virtual hug!

kcmo rose

At Wed, 28 Mar 2001, jenny low wrote: >
>Dear Rose,
>Wow! This is wonderful! You know I experienced the almost exact thing you
>did. I went and saw my gyn for my 3 week post op and when I told him I was
>still in pain, he called the surgeon that did most of the surgery and they
>sent me over for a STAT CT. The only bad thing with me is that I had a TAH
>last June so I have nothing left but a vagina. So I am now considered more
>of a general surgery patient. I hate this because my gyn has taken care of
>me for 11 years. He has always listened to me and never doubted when I told
>him I was in pain. And now that I have no female organs left I can't go to
>him for the adhesions. And I am not real fond of the surgeon that helped
>him. I never saw him in his office before surgery. I met him in the pre-op
>holding area. I never saw him after my surgery either. I saw his 2
>colleagues. And the day I had the CT I was supposed to go directly to his
>office and see him. I saw his colleague. Then they were supposed to call me
>on Monday or Tuesday with the results of the CT. I called them Wednesday
>because I hadn't heard from him. He still hadn't looked at the films. They
>said if I hadn't heard from him by the next Monday to call them. Well I did.
>They were supposed to call me later that afternoon, well guess what? They
>didn't. SO I called them Tuesday. He still hadn't looked at the films. The
>nurse promised me he would call that day. Well he didn't call, she called.
>The CT was normal, of course, adhesions don't show on those. When I started
>telling her it was not in my head. SHe said she knew that and that they
>believed adhesions caused pain. And I started asking her questions. SHe
>asked me if I would like to talk to the surgeon. I said that would be nice.
>So she put him on the phone and he said there was nothing surgically that he
>could do for me. He thought I should see a pain dr and get the pain under
>control so I could have a life again. Then he put her back on the phone.
>When I asked what I should do if I ran out of pain meds, could I call them
>for a refill you know what they did? Told me I would have to go through my
>gyn. The surgeon had called me in a prescription on the Monday of the week
>that I talked to them. Do you know how many they called in? Ten. Ten lousy
>pain pills. My gosh I could go through those in 3-4 days. And that is
>exactly what happened. So my gyn is so wonderful that they told me they
>would refill until I got into see the pain dr. I go there April 10. I sure
>hate that I can't use my gyn any more though. I trust him so much. And that

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