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Unread 02-23-2005, 04:10 PM
I need your help again.

Hi Lady's,

It's been awhile since I've posted and I'm sorry that I have to now. I need to know what the name is for a Dr. that does pelvic floor reconstrution. It's been 8 months since my last surgery and it's happening again. I'm pretty sure my bladder and small intestine have fallen again. I'm in alot of pain and scared to death. My GYN wants me to see an Urologist and my Colon Dr. too. I know I've heard others talk about a type of Dr. that can do both, but I can't remember the name. I would thank you all for your help.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 04:41 PM
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kim
I am so sorry this has happened to you.
I just had a rectocele and enterocele repair and my gyn did it. He did a very good job.
Are you thinking of maybe a urogyn?
I am sorry I can't help you. I do wish you luck and to be painfree soon.

peggy
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Unread 02-23-2005, 05:57 PM
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Peggy,
Thanks for your reply. My Gyn said she doesn't want to do it a second time and I need a specialist. She is great and won't try anything she can't handle. I just don't want to have to use 2 Dr. to get this fixed. I hope I can find 1 Dr. to fix both things. I'm glad to hear your doing better, and wish you all the best on your upcoming surgery.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 06:36 PM
hi

Hi,
I am still having some problems myself, 1 1/2 years after a TAH/BSO. I wanted to find a uro/gyn and didn't know where to look. A sister on this site told me to find a good teaching hospital in my area and go to their website. Right there, there was a uro/gyn whose speciality is pelvic floor reconstruction! At her recommendation I will be seeing an endo specialist this Tuesday, then she will decide from there, after his opinion, what to do next. So try to research the web. Word of mouth & Dr's opinion didn't lead me there, my own research did! Good Luck, I know first-hand how frustrating it is, to feel like your hanging, and out there on your own. We are here for you.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 06:51 PM
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Thanks whatsnormal,
I live in small community and we only have 2 hospitals. I think I would be willing to drive the 2 hours into portland to find a teaching hospital. I hope all goes well on tuesday. Keep me posted.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 06:59 PM
HI

Hi Kim, This hospital is an hour away, but I hope it is worth the trip, since locally I am not having any luck!!!! And in a small town like yours, I'm sure everyone knows everyone, so you may have better luck if you go further away. It won't hurt to try, so start searching the web, and good luck.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 07:09 PM
I need your help again.

You soooo right about small towns. I had to visit a GF at the hospital where my incident happen and one of the nurses recognized me and gave me dirty looks the whole time I was there. I had a panic attack and had to leave my GF alone when she really needed me. I still feel bad about it. She understood and felt bad for even asking me to come there. I think it makes sence to go elswhere, just so I will be comfotable. Thanks again.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 08:27 PM
I need your help again.

My gyn said if mine fails he won't do it a second time either. He will send me to Dr.Rafferty, who is a very talented colon rectal surgeon in Cinti. who can rebuild the entire pelvic floor.
I am healing well and my gyn doesn't need to see me anymore post op. I forgot to ask a few questions though, that I wish I would have.I wonder if there is any lifting restrictions or any other kind of restrictions for now on?How could I forget to ask?
I live in a very small country town, but Cincinnati is about a hour away. We have several teaching hospitals with alot of good doctors. There is one Dr. who is very good at rebuilding the pelvic floor, who did the report on my urodynamic tests. I found out he delivered my first baby when he was still a resident in the hospital I went to. We had no insurance at the time, so alot of the check ups and deliveries were by residents, with MD's working with them.
Good luck on finding a good one! They are out there.

Peggy
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Unread 02-24-2005, 11:08 PM
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Hi lady's,
I Have dicided to stay in town for my repairs. I go see my colon Dr. next friday and the urologist on march 23rd. My family wants me to stay close so they can be with me during my hospital stay. Both Dr. will do surgery together at the hospital I want, which makes me feel safer. I'll let you now when my date is. Thank you all for your support.
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Unread 02-25-2005, 06:44 PM
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((((Kim))))) I'm so sorry that you're going through this again

I do understand about you wanting to be near to your family while you're in the castle: that would be very high on my priority list too.

I'm also from a small community and know all about how that affect the quality and availibility of services. However, specialists from larger centres will sometimes accept "visit" smaller centres. Some are affiliated with the smaller hospitals, and have arrangements with them. It might be worth exploring this possibility.

I do wish you the best of luck. If you do end up having this surgery, I do hope that it's going to be the last one.
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