That is a very good point. It sounds like most travel to see Dr. Redan. Most people cannot do this, travel and paying for your stay.
I am curious how many doctors, the type of doctor (gyn, internist, etc.), cities and results. I sometimes feel like I am going through a maze. I follow along, run in to a wall, redirect, follow the path so on. We are all looking for the end. It is nice that we are all in this together, helping one another. It's nice to know that I am not crazy about this.
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________________________________ From: Kelly Murrayns@mail.obgyn.net> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 5:12:34 PM Subject: RE: waiting to live again
you said that Dr. Redan replied that he has had only two patients return after having surgery? Some have gotten them back but did not return for more surgery so I don't know if just two returning says anything about the success rate. (I am not putting the Dr. down just stating a fact)
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I copied the below from your message (see red). I guess I must be one of the two patients Dr. Redan referenced. Dr. Redan performed two laparoscopic adhesiolysis on my abdomen but the adhesions grew back. He removed my navel during the last surgery and now my abdomen looks weird/strange. I've had doctors tell me he should have made me a fake navel.
I believe he is a good general surgeon but he was unable to keep my adhesions from returning. I have massive adhesions throughout my intestines and I live with excruciating pain. I read a statement he made on the http://www.adhesions.org site where he said it made no difference if the surgery to remove adhesions is done cutting one open or laparoscopic, they come back.
Did Dr. Redan perform laparoscopic adhesiolysis on you? Did he record the procedure? He recorded my procedure and gave me a copy of the surgery. I let my gynecologist and physical therapist watch the movie of the surgery.
When I met with him late last year, one of the first things I asked him
>>>was, "how many of your patients (AFTER adhesion removal), have to return
>>>to you for follow-up and how many never return?" He told me that he's
>>>only had 2 patients come back with problems after he'd removed their
----- Original Message ----- From: Katie To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 11:50 PM Subject: Re: waiting to live again Sarah, Thank you so very much for that information. It gives hope to those of us that often feel hopeless.
At Mon, 26 Jan 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I emailed you at the email provided on this board. I hope this is okay.
>It would have been way too long of a post and I have posted my story
>before and don't want to make a pest of myself by posting it again :o)
>To let everyone know, though, I am 33 yrs old...had 2 c-sections,
>repeated surgeries after, then finally a hysterectomy/adhesion removal
>then tummy tuck to repair my abdominal wall. Yes, I have been pain free
>for 2 years, 3 months. Dr. Redan changed my life....will everyone have
>this kind of success? Maybe...maybe not. I certainly would not promise
>that, and I know he wouldn't either. By the way, thanks Kelly...I
>appreciate it and really really wish you the best. Katie, hope this
>helps. I sincerely pray for all of you suffering.
>At Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Katie wrote:
>>Hi, can you provide a bit more information? How many surgeries have you
>>had? Have you had a hysterectomy? How bad were your adhesions? Any bowel
>>strictures or re-sections? How old are you?
>>Thank you so much for your time and responses.
>>At Mon, 26 Jan 2009, email@example.com wrote:
>>>I had surgery with Dr. Redan over 2 years ago and am a success story. I
>>>have no pain. Good luck to you!
>>>At Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Katie wrote:
>>>>How many people posting here have actually had surgery with Dr. Redan?
>>>>How many are success stories?
>>>>When I met with him late last year, one of the first things I asked him
>>>>was, "how many of your patients (AFTER adhesion removal), have to return
>>>>to you for follow-up and how many never return?" He told me that he's
>>>>only had 2 patients come back with problems after he'd removed their
>>>>I have no idea what to think anymore.
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