They were not supposed to stick to the mesh that was used to repair the hernia, but they did. I went back to work again in Jan. 04 and by the end of Feb. was in pain again. I worked until early March but have been out ever since with this pain again. I have been sent to a pain management clinic where they did trigger point injections to no avail. Actually the pain got worse. I have seen the surgeon 3 times since the beginning of Mar. and I understand he is really trying to avoid another surgery and I do appreciate that but the pain is awful. I don't like having to take pain meds all the time. I was referred back to the pain clinic one more time before the surgeon will go back in to cut more adhesions. I went this past Fri. and was so angry by the time I left. He told me that it couldn't be adhesions because they are not painful. I told him then thousands of people including me must be crazy then. He was very rude and wanted to refer me to someone else. I know because he doesn't have a clue what to do himself. As I have read these messages it is at least comforting in some way to know that I am not alone in this and am not crazy. I have had 3 c-sections over the years but never had any problems. This didn't start until I had the ruptured appendix with the perotonitis. I have had to be out of work 4 times in the last year and a half and am afraid I am going to lose my job on top of everything else. I do have a wonderful and understanding family and friends so that helps some. Does anyone know if perotonitis can cause this problem to keep recurring? I know that it really does some damage. I just hope this has an end soon and doesn't keep happening over and over again. The only ones who do understand this are my family. Co-workers are not at all understanding. Thank you for this message board. At least you can know you are not crazy or alone in the pain.