OOPs...hit the wrong button!!!
If a medical facility DID NOT perform medical tests on a patient
presenting with complaints of pain and assumed that thier symptoms of
pain WERE due to adhesions because they have a history of them, what
would you do if you DID have a tumor or cancer, and it went undetected
because of a DR. writing your pain off as due to adhesions without
checking into it? I'd be pretty miffed!
My recent contacts with Mayo Clinic indicated to me that a number of the
DR.s DID in fact feel that adhesions in and of themselves caused pain.
Like almost every where else though, they have not come up with a
practical treatment or surgical procedure that would benefit an adhesion
former. Mayo will work with an adhesion patient through pain
management. I did start my pain management through them. I cannot see
a basis for an " investigation" into Mayo or any other medical facility
because they perform medical tests on those of us who have a history of
adhesions. I was found to have TWO tumors....and that was only through
an adhesional lysis that I elected to have done in New York under DR.
Reich! If he had not found them, who knows what might have happenend to
me. I would not allow any local DR's to perform anymore tests on me as
I was convinced that ALL MY pain was from adhesions and that there was
no valid reason to put myself through testing that would have negative
results for abnormal pathology let alone pay for tests over and over
again...boy was I wrong!!! So, I have to advise all, for what it's
worth, the testing is necessary and could save yoour life! If all tests
have negative results for abnormal pathology, then it is probably your
adhesions. It is then up to you to determine the next step....surgery
for them or live with them and try pain management. I do believe that
the more educated one becomes to thier own disorder, the better equiped
they are to discuss treatment with a DR...even down to what needs to be
done in a surgery if you elect that route! I also feel that adhesional
lysis performed in a certain way, CAN reduce the amount of reformed
adhesions and in all probability, decrease the formation of DeNovo
adhesions...I firmly believe that there are no barrier's created today
that will be effective in dealing with adhesions..and I mean NONE! Once
you learn what type of procedure is best for adhesional lysis, you can
discuss it with your surgeon..even dictate how and what you wish to have
done for you and this disorder! Helen, give me a back atcha if you wilL!