From: jetstamp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed Feb 25 19:04:23 2009
At Tue, 24 Feb 2009, WendyEbbe3@aol.com wrote:
>Do you live in MN? I'm in Stillwater, MN.
I live not very far away from Stillwater on the other side of the St.
Croix in Wisconsin. I work in the Twin Cities.
Hope you get your health coverage situation fixed. But as I said, I
have insurance, actually have been told I have pretty good insurance,
but would almost be just as well off without it if I'm not allowed to
use it for what ails me the most!!
>========Original Message======== Subj: Re: Hype!! Date: 2/19/2009
>4:33:58 P.M. Central Standard Time From: email@example.com_
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>Have you tried a Internal Medicine Doctor?
>>>----- Original Message -----
>From: _jetstamp_ (mailto:email@example.com)
>To: _Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS_
>Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:20 PM
>I just had my follow-up visit for a new gynecologist. Unfortunately, I
>am right at this moment kicking myself for once again falling for the
>This doctor was listed as a member of the International Pelvic Pain
>Society. On the clinic's webpage, it said that his special interests
>were pelvic pain, endometriosis, and menopause. He also was listed as a
>top women's doctor for the year 2007 in a Minnesota publication.
>At my first visit 3 weeks ago, he did seem to listen at length but
>pretty much dismissed any ideas I had about my condition, which began in
>1984 after an on-the-job injury which affected my lower right quadrant
>and pelvis (the injury was never diagnosed- I still wonder about some
>type of hernia or prolapse).
>I also gave him a 6-page timeline beginning in 1984. Since I've had
>this for so long, it is just too difficult to remember everything so I
>have it on my computer and I update/edit it as needed. This helps save
>me from struggling to remember stuff when preparing for an appointment
>with a new doctor- of which I've had many because I have never in my
>25-year history with this found anyone who took what I said at face
>value and at least would do what they COULD to help me cope if nothing
>else, like pain meds [besides the dreaded anti-depressants-ick!] or FMLA
>papers to protect my job during flare-ups or frequent appointments. I
>also gave him a copy of a CT scan and an MRI from 5 years ago- the
>interpreting physician had no problem suggesting possible adhesions.
>Also 2 physical therapists thought I had adhesions, probably from the
>injury itself as well as subsequent surgeries. I have not been
>'officially' diagnosed with adhesions- just have been given the lame,
>vague names for some of my symptoms- IBS and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
>Anyway, today, I experienced the all-too-familiar 'rushed' appointment.
>All he did was explain my current hormonal situtation- the beginning of
>menopause, etc. which was fine. But not one word about pelvic pain or
>anything relating to my most troublesome issues. I could tell he just
>wanted to be done with me.
>I have fallen for this 'hype-type' of thing before. I had the same kind
>of experience with a urogynecologist at Mayo whose articles I had read
>on PubMed. In those articles he came across as having sincere sympathy
>and interest in pelvic pain and dysfunctions women often endured. He
>barely gave me the time of day- we barely spoke.
>I get so mad at myself for buying into this kind of advertising- 'false'
>advertising. I'm wondering if I should bother to state my opinion on
>RateMDs.com- I sure would like to. He has only 7 reviews, all of which
>were positive alhtough 7 is not very many reviews. I have to be careful
>though because somewhere in the fine print it says something to the
>effect that you are held responsible for what you say so don't know how
>honest I'm allowed to be.
>Wish I could be like a woman who posted on the ibsgroup.org website. She
>has such a low regard for doctors that she said she had not been to one
>in 27 years- that was when she had her last baby.
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