I saw the surgeon again and she said that the inside of my colon looks great and then went on to tell me once more that she didn't want to cut me open and remove the adhesion because it may not relieve my pain.
I understand this and respect her decision however I think it will help with some of the pain that I have especially the pain I have during BM and the pain I have that goes in a U shape.
So would it be wrong to go to another surgeon and get a second opinion?
I just don't understand it. She knows that there is a problem and she knows that it causes me pain and yet she doesn't want to do anything about it. I don't understand that.
Why would a doctor let a patient be in pain when they can do something about it? I don't get it and all this stress is making things worse with me and I've slept away last week and overslept today after seeing her that I missed two other doctor appointments. I don't even want to see Elton John on Friday because I just don't have the energy for it. I think at this point I am a bit beyond depressed, but I don't know what is beyond depressed.
At least I see my psychiatrist in the morning maybe she will have some ideas on how I can deal with this.
Pain is just one of those things that another person can't understand without experiencing themselves. If your doctor has never experienced what you're going through, you telling her, "I'm in pain" has practically no personal meaning for her - it's all clinical data.
I doubt she's trying to torment you, she's just viewing it from a completely different perspective. From the information available to her, she may honestly feel that surgery won't improve your pain, and she's trying to save you time, money and recovery pain. Surgery causes scarring, which in turn can cause more adhesions - so if it's not going to help, why risk making it worse?
But that doesn't mean that another doctor won't see your issue from a different perspective and find a alternative solution to your problem, or a new piece of information that would lead them to believe that the surgery could help you. I hope that's what happens, because your pain sounds awful.
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