In Beverly J. Doucette’s opinion, and based on her wide range
of experiences, personal observations in a number of adhesiolysis surgeries,
as well as reviewing many adhesiolysis video tapes shared with her by victims
of ARD, The “Adhesiolysis” that remains the highest quality in the “United
of America” belongs to
Dr. Harry Reich of Pennsylvania and New York, though he himself,
claims it to be Dr. Mario of Italy!
It all started here for me, and for the world
July 22, 1999 5:00 P.M.
Dr. Harry Reich New York Columbia Presbyterian
Medical Center @ Beverly Doucette’s “life saving adhesiolysis!” (See Bev’s
ARD Story for details)
Beverly at the Statue of Liberty
The “Three Musketeers” who went to New York for an
“Adhesiolysis” with Dr. Reich in 1999!
Beverly D. April, 1999 5
Debbie B. July, 1999 10 hour surgery
Debbie K. April, 1999 3 hour surgery
All successful and after 5 years all well and
The quest begins for
“THE HIGHEST QUALITY ADHESIOLYSIS”
available in the world!
Hoping that every victim of ARD in every country
of the world has access to it, it if it were found to exist!
Every face and name of an ARD sufferer I can
personally recorded the outcomes of their respective adhesiolysis procedures
and any Dr. or researcher you see in this trail, I know their adhesiolysis
procedure, skill level,
areas needing review.
First Trip to Europe: July 2000
Mary Pomroy and Beverly Doucette
Off to “Germany.”
After doing everything we could think of to help Mary
find effective surgical intervention for her symptoms of ARD, and for almost
a year, with no success and from two different countries no less, we were
getting discouraged and Mary found herself surrendering to the constant
irretraceable pain of far to many ineffective adhesiolysis procedures!
Mary’s hope was fading, as was her health, and after receiving another
letter from Alberta Health Care denying her access to Dr. Reich here in
Mary’s hope faded to an all time low.
Oh, we ain’t got a barrel of money, may
be ragged and funny, but we traveled along, singing our song, side by side!
However, MY hope remained as did my search, which took be to
the “International Adhesion Society”
where another ARD sufferer, Joanne Buttman of California had just shared
some enticing information about an adhesiolysis she had while in Duisburg,
Germany! This peeked my curiosity as I had been focusing my efforts
on getting Mary here to the USA,
which meant costs three times what the Canadian currency was worth at that
time, but the German mark was pretty close to the Canadian currency, so
this seemed possible to achieve, IF it offered what it seemed to offer!
After many questions now being sent between three countries,
what existed in Duisburg, Germany offered Mary a laporoscopic procedure,
a surgeon who was well versed in the symptoms of ARD, offered meticulous
hemostasis and sharp dissection of the adhesions, and with what then appeared
to be a pretty effective adhesion barrier, coupled with compassion and
understanding of ARD! Dr. Korell presented with surgical experience,
and a willingness to accept a very difficult ARD patient! Mary presented
with some “unique” physical issues aside of those related to ARD as Mary
was “allergic” to almost everything one could imagine a person being allergic
to. Mary and I, both educated nurses, knew this barrier could pose a threat
to her where it wouldn’t have with others, but Mary was willing to subject
herself to this trip, surgery and all the outcomes of it in hopes it would
be successful for her and pave the way for others to follow and secure
some resolution in their suffering of ARD and with what then appeared to
be a pretty effective adhesion barrier not yet approved in the USA!
After convincing Mary that this was possible and with me agreeing
to travel with her, we started to pack, and plan the second trip to Duisburg
Klinikum and Dr. Korell, only this time, I would log everything from the
time we started the planning to the time we returned home to the USA,
Bev, with Mary in tow to recover at our residence in Marinette, Wisconsin!
Mary Pomroy of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Adhesiolysis with Dr. Mathias Korell in Klinikum Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany
Intergel Adhesion Barrier Used
Mary Pomroy waiting to be taken to surgery
Mary Pomroy and Dr. Mathias Korell 2 days
Holland: Mary Pomroy and Beverly Doucette “touring”
Europe 6 days post of Mary’s adhesiolysis.
Bev wondering if she can find a pair of knickers
that will fit as well as these “cloppers” fit her! Hmmmm?
Bev operates a “Daycare/Pre-school” back home,
likes this Holland “Daycare/pre-school” name!!
Mary agrees that this is one, “ Smart Car,” and
just her size too!
Bernie and I become “Grandparents” upon my
return from Europe!
Mary Pomroy gets to share this wonderful experience with us!
Jacob Jeffrey MacDonald
August 13, 2000
“Nama Bev” with Jacob Jeffrey MacDonald
“Bompa Bernie” with Jacob Jeffrey MacDonald
“Freedom Express” ARD sufferers from different
countries descend upon Duisburg, Klinikum hoping for
“Freedom from Pain!”
Friends forever! 8 from the USA, 2 from
Germany, 1from Belgium, 2 from Ireland, 1from Netherlands, 1from Canada
Touring Mulheim, Germany:
Mexico, USA), Annie (California, USA) Helen (Minnesota,USA) Sylvia
(Belgium) Elker (Germany) Beverly (Wisconsin, USA) and Mary (Alberta, Canada)
Klinikum, Germany: Mary (Alberta, Canada) Paul (Florida, USA)
Masa (California, USA) Mark (Netherlands) Dr. Wim Schillings (Germany)
Annie (California, USA) Helen (Minnesota, USA)
Duisburg Klinikum, Germany: Paul
(Florida, USA) Jim (Belfast, Ireland) Dr. Mathias Korell (Duisburg, Germany)
Mary (Alberta, Canada) Seated: Lynn (Belfast, Ireland) and Laura (Maryland,
USA) Beverly (Wisconsin, USA) Don & Helen (Minnesota, USA)
Touring the Cathedral in Koln, Germany:
Don & Helen (Minnesota, USA) Paul (Florida, USA) Beverly (Wisconsin,
USA) Mary (Alberta, Canada) Wheelchair: Laura (Maryland, USA)
Friends: Helen (Minnesota, USA) Mary (Alberta,
Canada) Lynn (Belfast, Ireland) Beverly (Wisconsin, USA)
Castle in Belgium: Annie (California,
USA) Beverly (Wisconsin, USA)
“Washington D. C.” Bringing “ARD” Education
and Awareness to the TOP!
Poising with Congressman Mark Green, R Wisconsin
Visit to “Arlington” Cemetery with daughter, Christie “Cherry Blossoms
in bloom while we were there!
Shopping after a visit to “ Mount Vernon” home of Pres. George Washington.
“May I have just One of these?” asks daughter Christie as she eyes
up the “Hope Diamond”
at the Smithsonian!
“First Ladies?” Recognize anyone?