My sister suffers from upper abdminol adhesion for over 20 yrs since she had her
gallbladder. She had 8 surgery's the last around 1999. AT that time a chrinic pain doctor put in a morphine infusion pump. She hasn't had surgery since then. She has been in the hospital now for around 6 weeks suffering from severe pain from the adhesions. Of course nothing shows up on any tests as usually. The docs know it is her adhesions and they don't want to operate as they know that with eavh operation it just comes back and they also say that they (the Docs) are afraid of what they will find once they open her up. As they put it a mess. They have tried 2 nerve blocks and she is still with out releif. She cries so much from the pain. They now want to try methadone. I was wondering if anyone could give us any advise on this. If you or anyone you know have had a postive or negative outcome from using Methadone.
Any information will be helpfull.
FYI These adhesion are up abdomin. everytime the surgeons in the past have opened her up they have found these adhesions attached to her liver, spleen, and what not.
I am hoping that she comes home soon and she can write here and maybe give more information then I can give.
Tomm they want to start the Methadone so I hope someone can give there experience with this druga and how it did or didn't help
Published On: January 08, 2009