Life With Adhesions

A little blog to help people understand what it is like to live with adhesions!

Sunny Days Are Here Again!

Hi Everyone!  It’s been a while since I’ve done an update so I thought I would stop by and give you a quick update. I am happy to report that I am doing quite well in the adhesion pain department.  **Jumping for Joy** It has been 4 months since my surgery and I doing so much better!!

Unfortunately, I still have a lot to do in the healing department. The surgery and recovery from the adhesions was the “easy” part unfortunately.  I am now dealing with the “after-effects” of having my body and insides tugged and pulled in every direction for so long. I have been doing Physical Therapy to work on my psoas muscle which has decided to stay in a constant spasm since the adhesions.  It has been a lot of hard work, but I am happy to report that this pain is also getting a bit better.  I have started some water therapy (kinda like aquacize) to help build up the muscles and treat the pain.  I have good days and not so good days!  I have days (especially after a really tough PT session or water session) where I wonder if I’m doing better at all.  Then I start to heal and feel better and realize it is/will get better.  Slowly and surely, I will recover from these damn adhesions.

I also am dealing with the emotional/psychological side of healing.  I kept thinking, “If only someone could make all this pain go away, I would be so much better”.  Unfortunately, I never realized how much work it was going to be to try to heal emotionally.  This I struggle with every day and perhaps will tackle on another post one day.  I am taking a meditation class right now to help with this and, but realize it too is a slow process and one that I need to work at every day.

Finally, I am also still dealing with some pelvic pain issues.  At this point, it’s fair to say that it’s not adhesion pain, but I don’t yet have a diagnosis.  From the searching that I have been doing it could be related to Pudenal Nerve perhaps? I feel a little bit like I am back at the beginning of my journey again, trying to figure things out and look for answers.  Unfortunately, I am in need of a gyno again, but just like last time, the chances of getting in to see one in a timely manner is few and far between. I’ve been to see one Physical Therapist, but I don’t think she uncovered the true reason for my pain and am searching for another “better fit” to see if they can help me instead.  Again, when I know more, I will keep you guys updated!

That’s all for now, folks!  I am trying to happily adjust to my “new” life and my new struggles and trying to take one day at a time.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments that I can answer for you!!!