[IL-CNM] Hometown Booth Location

julie marks annjules98 at yahoo.com
Wed May 23 16:23:38 CDT 2007

Hello there Hometown Booth Volunteers:
  Ok...I know you are sick of hearing from me but thank you for opening the email. I was at the Sheraton today to drop off the raffle tickets with Gayle and Hillary and we received a little tour of where everything will be. Our booth will be a floor down from where the lobby and registration desk is by the salons where the sessions will be held. We will be right in the middle of the two escalators on the river side so there will be a beautiful view in back of us. 
  Thank you all again for volunteering...You are all awesome. I look forward to seeing you all in a few days.
  Julie Marks

"Camune, Barbara" <bcamune at uic.edu> wrote:
  She needs to go see Dr. Marc Singer in the colorectal clinic at UIC. He is
a specialist in rectal and anal problems and is working with a WHNP
faculty to open a women's clinic for these issues. He is young, and very
nice. Barb Camune
On Wed, May 23, 2007 8:23 am, Bernice Keutzer wrote:
> Last October, a first time Mom originally from Peru, South America
> had her baby with me. Nice birth. We did end up with a skid mark,
> but no repair. Small hemhorroids visible externally, but they did
> not seem to give any trouble initially.
> A couple of weeks later, she started having hard BMs and rectal
> pain, both with the stools and between. I gave her the usual comfort
> measures but also suggested she see her primary caregiver if it
> continued. He found a rectal fissure, and she has been battling it
> ever since. She has been on special diets (very restrictive), but
> even though it heals, then it opens again. Oddly enough, it got
> better while they were visiting her family in Peru in Jan/Feb, but
> then started up again once they got home.
> As if this weren't enough, she also has severe vaginal pain
> now ("feels like knives in the vagina"). I could not see anything
> externally, but when I saw her the end of January, could not do a
> full pelvic exam (only to 2 knuckles in). The pain seems to be all
> around the vagina. Her doctor was not able to find anything. She
> has been checked for yeast and also tried med and herbal remedies for
> yeast in case it did not show up on the wet mount. I sent her the
> article from the Nov/Dec 2006 JMWH on Vulvodynia to see if anything
> in there fit, but that didn't seem to shed any light either.
> Her husband (North American) has always behaved kindly to her in
> whatever I have seen, loving and patient in every interaction when I
> have been around, and I do not get any vibes of anything else in this
> department.
> I'd like her to see a gynecologist who is knowledgable will do more
> than just blow it off. Do any of you have anything else for her to
> try? Any recommendations for someone who is likely to be able to
> help her? She is not too far from Joliet.
> She wonders if the rectal will ever heal and stay healed - any
> experience here? I've heard they are difficult.
> Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom,
> Bernice
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Barbara Camune RNC,CNM,WHNP, DrPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Program Coordinator: Midwifery & Women's Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Nursing
845 S. Damen Ave. MC 802
Chicago, Il 60612
Phone 312-355-3038
Fax 312-996-1118
Cell 409-939-4539
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