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  • #16
    Sometimes the adhesions can be felt by the physician, but not always. Mine had grown so smoothly they couldn't be felt at all. The way they were diagnosed was by an exploratory surgery to try to find a cause for my pain. The surgeon described my adhesions as being like a spider web that had grown around my abdominal organs, fastening them all together. I was so relieved after the surgery.

    I had my surgery before laparoscopic surgery was available --- so the recovery time was much longer than it is now.

    Donna
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    • #17
      Speaking of adhesions.... I've been wondering if they are contributing to my ic pain. I had hystro. 12 yrs. ago and appendect. 30 yrs. ago. My pelvic and tummy pain are sooooooooooooooo bad. seeing the pain dr. next wk.

      gotta go lay down,
      julie cussing banghead toilet toilet

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      • #18
        Yup..Donna..my last surgery was a BIG hrkin' surprise to my GYN. She was expecting a 45 min oompherectomy...went in through the belly though, just because of my history and the pain I described. They promised they would make the scare only as big as the hysterectomy scare. imagine my surprise when I groggily came too and felt bandgages covering my entire pelvis. The first words out of my mouth to the surgeon and recovery nurse was "how many hands were in there?". Anyway....they found my entire lower area adhesed andcovered in old blood. (My ovary kept rupturing) They had to pull apart and dissect vessels, arterioles, urethra, bladder, bowel, ...she knicked some of those things but didn't loose much blood so she didn't figure it was too terrible. Anyway, my surgery lasted 4 hours. Owie, owie. She's sure I'll need it again in the next 3-4 years, but I will cry if it is sooner. Docs have also said it can happen sooner. "sigh". At least I'm getting good at gettingout of bed the first time after the surgery.."Roll on your side, use your arms to push up from the side of the bed....oh...you've done this before..." Gee what was yer first clue?

        Just joking...I love all the nurses who have been in my life. Even the grumpy ones.

        Tracey

        I.C. DX'd following my "second hysterectomy" (the remaining ovary, that kept bursting and bleeding 2 years after my hyster/right oompherectomy, was removed in 2003. I was a special ed teacher. I am now very lost, and feeling rather hopeless in my life.

        Medications I CURRENTLY take:
        90 mgs Ms contin (45 mgs Am/PM)
        Percocet as needed
        Topomax 100mg day
        Ambien 10 mg bed
        desipramine 25 mgs




        If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
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        • #19
          Uh...my apologies for the F word getting through the ****** blocks. I thought it would get picked up and I just wrote it like I said it when it happened!

          Hugs!
          I.C. DX'd following my "second hysterectomy" (the remaining ovary, that kept bursting and bleeding 2 years after my hyster/right oompherectomy, was removed in 2003. I was a special ed teacher. I am now very lost, and feeling rather hopeless in my life.

          Medications I CURRENTLY take:
          90 mgs Ms contin (45 mgs Am/PM)
          Percocet as needed
          Topomax 100mg day
          Ambien 10 mg bed
          desipramine 25 mgs




          If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
          Albert Einstein

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          • #20
            When I went in for surgery they thought I had endometriosis. Instead I had adhesions attached from my uterus to my bowel and it was pulling my uterus down on my bladder which I guess would explain the pressure I was feeling. I had told my doctor at one time that I felt like something was sitting on top of my bladder. I guess I was right. Anyway, it has only been one year since I had the surgery and I hope that they haven't come back. Maybe it is just a flare. I am still trying to get use to all the symptoms of this disease and trying to figure out what I have done when a flare comes on.

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