YARDEH’S CRY FOR HELP
My journey started when I had a laparotomy to remove a cyst and a part of my ovary in 1989. A year later, I began experiencing strange abdominal and pelvic pain followed by severe nausea and vomiting. The beginning of 1990 I had frequent visits to the emergency room and multiple hospital stayed. Five years into the process, I had nine abdominal surgeries, and was not diagnosed with Scar Tissue. But my pain continue to get worse.
On a sunny day in July 2009, during one of my many doctors’ visits, I was advised that I needed yet another surgery. Had surgery in July, and by November of 2009, I had a full bowel obstruction, which changed my life forever. Since then, my life has consisted of hospital stays, ER visits, and many restless days and excruciatingly painful and sleepless nights.
Finally, I was diagnosed with Chronic Abdominal Adhesion. The irony of the matter is some individuals scar tissues worse than others after any surgical procedure. Unfortunately, the scar tissues in my abdomen have attached most of my abdominal and pelvic organs forming a FROZEN abdomen. I have visited several hospitals in multiple states seeking help to ease my chronic pain, but none has made a difference. As per my gastroenterologist, more operation on my abdomen could be fatal. Most recent surgical procedure was unsuccessful…the surgeon was unable to cut through my abdomen.
Diagnosed with ARD?
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