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Unread 01-04-2005, 08:35 PM
Surgery this Friday

I am going to the castle this Friday for removal of my right ovary including a complex pelvic mass and adhesiolysis for all the adhesions. I have three C-sections, gallbladder removal, appendectomy, tubal ligation, TAH with LSO, and gastric bypass surgery. The last two surgeries revealed adhesions.

I'm in daily pain and have been for over a year now. I'm at the point where I feel that having the removal of adhesions must be done for me to have any quality of life and the pelvic mass is just getting bigger.

Please pray for me. It's overwhelming to think of having yet another surgery. It's also very overwhelming to think of remaining in pain.

I do have faith in my surgeon and faith in God. I just also feel a need to hide under the covers and cry. (*Not sure when I can fit this into my schedule!, but nevertheless, the feeling is there).

Thanks for listening.
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Unread 01-04-2005, 09:20 PM
Surgery this Friday

Oh (((((Sweetie))))) I'm so sorry you're in so much pain I have no experience with adheshions, but I do know that far too many Road Dwellers are dealing with this monster One of the things I've read is that having surgery for adhesion removal is kind of a vicious cycle: adhesions tend to form after surgery, so more surgery can mean more adhesions

One thing you may want to investigate is the possibility for your surgeon to use a barrier in the hopes of avoiding more adhesions.

If you have the inclination to do so, here's a link to the Adhesion Resources Library where you'll find links to websites specializing in this area.

Sending lots of s your way. Please, do keep us posted.
Unread 01-04-2005, 11:48 PM
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Unread 01-05-2005, 12:37 AM
Surgery this Friday

I hope all goes well for you Friday.
I went to a adhesion specialist who did my lapro in Sept. He said he would use a spray barrier, which is the best thing on the market. He also said he could be almost 100% positive I would never get adhesions again. This dr. teaches adhesion surgery, so I had alot of trust in him. It turns out, I didn't have any sticking any organs down, just alot of scar tissue on my abdominal wall, so he removed my sick GB instead.
Be sure to call the surgeon tomorrow and ask about a adhesion barrier.

I hope you get rid of these monsters soon and can live pain free forever!!

Unread 01-05-2005, 12:51 AM
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adheson barrier, tell me more???
Unread 01-05-2005, 04:04 AM
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My doctor is using a barrier to try and prevent the re-occurence. She is Dr. Castango in Decatur, GA and is an oncologic gynecologist. While they will biopsy the mass, they do not believe that it is malignant. Still, I feel very comfortable about having such a skilled surgeon. The surgeon who performed my gastric byass and is one of the top ten surgeons of any type in the Atlanta area will also be available in the hospital that day should there be any complications.

I know the risks associated with adhesion surgery not only include the potential for re-growth but also the very real concern about collateral damage to organs, systems, ureters and intestines as the adhesions are cleaned up. I couldn't be more confident that I'm in excellent surgical hands, which helps with the anxiety level very much.

I guess it's just the anesthesia and getting through the surgery part that I'm nervous about. I've always hated this part of the process. While post op is no picnic, I'm usually pretty stubborn and can work my way through the challenge of recovery. Just gotta get to the other side.

Grace and peace and health to us all.
Unread 01-05-2005, 07:33 AM
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I that you will have a successful surgery, great healing and a great long term outcome!

I fully understand the wanting to hide under the covers and cry. Crying can be very healing. Just don't indulge in that too long!

Lots of s
Unread 01-05-2005, 08:38 AM
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As a fellow adhesion sufferer, i will be praying for you on Thursday. I pray that the barrier works for you and I pray that the mass is benign. When you are feeling up to it, don't forget to let us know how you are doing.
Unread 01-05-2005, 11:01 AM
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I will be ing for a successful surgery for you. I hope that it will bring you some much needed relief from your pain. Do let us know how you're doing when you're up to it. I'm sending some s
Unread 01-05-2005, 10:03 PM
Thank you

I appreciate the prayers and well wishes more than I can say.

Tonight, my 14 year old daughter was in the emergency room with a kidney stone. It looks like it is small enough for her to pass it (thank you God!), but she was in so much pain that she was throwing up and needed phenergan and morpheine to get the pain under control. Poor baby! Not to mention that I was pretty close to full on freak out knowing that I was just 36 hours away from surgery and my child was ill and needed me.

Sometimes there is peace to found in the knowledge that I am sooooo NOT in control of the world.

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