Re: ( 2. ) Bev's Story about her adhesiolysis....April 22, 1999

From: Karen Carter (
Thu Feb 13 04:58:12 2003

Dear April,

Thank you for your support and I can only say I wish you the best in find results to your upper abdominal pain. Where is the pain exactly? What led to my ERCP was right upper quadrant pain, exactly like a gall bladder attack (when in fact my gall bladder is gone.) My GI doctor, who has been absolutely wonderful to me in about 2-3 years of being his patient had his partner do my ERCP the first time, but couldn't get "in." So therefore, I had to have it again. I believe it is called Sphincter of Oddi. How I got him to do it, was just educate myself first by looking things up on the Internet and another friend of mine mentioned that this could be my problem to talk to my GI doctor. He was willing to do whatever it took to get results. I just still have the same pain. I can't say for sure if it is adhesions or not, but that's the chance I am willing to take to find out. Otherwise my pelvic area has been free of adhesions since my adhesiolysis in PA, March 22, 2001.

Thank you so much again for your kind words. I wish you the best success in finding answers to your pain. I just can't afford the chance to be in chronic pain again. Let me know if there is anything I can ever do to help, email me privately if you wish.

sincerely, Karen Carter

At Wed, 12 Feb 2003, wrote: >
>Dear Karen,
>I am most interested in your case. I continue to have upper abdominal pain,
>my surgery with Dr. Reich and Dr. Kruschinski being just three weeks ago. I
>had this pain going in, its nothing new . I had extensive dense small and
>large bowel adhesions in all four quadrants of abdomen. But the upper area
>was free of adhesions. ( I have had good relief in the pelvis and other
>But in my quest to find out what is going on,,,,,,what led to your ERCP? How
>did you get someone to do one? Why did the ycut the sphincter muscle and is
>that the
>same as the sphincter of Oddi? I hope they find the cause of your pain, it
>is so frustrationg. I appreciated your story and if you are not up to all
>the questions that is okay. Please keep us posted.
>Your friend,

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