- CASE FILE
Severe abdominal adhesions that are wrapped around multiple organs, including intestines, stomach, etc. Multiple surgeries but no solutions
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I'm a 38 year old female with SEVERE abdominal pain due to scar tissue that has formed from having my first child 13 years ago. I had a c-section and developed scar tissue around all organs in my abdomen. The scar tissue is so severe that it has caused bowel obstructions and digestion problems. I've had several surgeries (8) to try and fix the problem. Doctors have removed my ovaries, uterus, and appendix. My last surgery was 8 hours long to try and dissect each adhesion. My surgeon also tried to cover my organs in a type of film to keep the scar tissue from sticking. Needless to say...I'm still in massive amounts of pain every single day. I'm now to the point where I've contacted the best surgeons in the US and they refuse to take me as a patient. No one wants to cut into me due to the severeness of the scar tissue. My last surgeon noted that he has never seen so much scar tissue in one person. I also tried a non-surgical option called Clear Passage. They use physical therapy and manual stretching of the scar tissue. This made things worse for me. Adhesions tore, which created more. I'm small and petite so this is effecting digestion and weight. I have zero energy because I cannot sleep. I'm still trying to work full time as a teacher. I've been on very high strength pain killers for 12 years. I'm extremely careful about using them because I've seen others get hooked. I love my two boys so very much and they are at the age where they are in multiple activities. I physically cannot keep up...the pain is severe. I desperately need help! There has to be some sort of solution for this problem. Everyone develops small amounts of scar tissue, however my body kicked into overdrive. Please help...