I say this now before you continue, if anyone
thinks that MY opinions will offend them, then do NOT read things that
I write and place in this web site as they express MY opinion only!
Five Years Later: The “Birth
of Adhesion Related Disorder
“What Have The Victims of ARD learned?”
Never secure a surgery with a surgeon who doesn’t
Only 5 1/2 years ago if a person went to the Internet and typed in
the word(s) "adhesions" the return would produce web sites about,
"Dental Adherents" OR "Industrial Strength Glue!"
I did this very thing day after day, and oh, how I would pray for help
my days grew darker and darker with the reality that there was no
answer out there to help me!
Just 5 1/2 years ago! Seems so long ago for me, yet, it seems like
yesterday when I look around me and see so many still praying to be
brought out of their dark days, and yet, you go to the Internet today
and type in the word(s) "adhesions" and hundreds of web sites
come up relating to "Adhesions!"
"Post surgical adhesions"
"Blunt Trauma Adhesions"
Adhesions of the lower lumbar, adhesions of the brain tissue, joints,
you name the body part and it will probably be associated with "adhesions!"
EVERYONE and ANYONE associated with ANYTHING that has to
do with the human body KNOW about "Adhesions!" Not only do they
KNOW about adhesions, they all have the ANSWER
to the symptoms of adhesions!
Be it herbal remedies to electro-stimulators, groups and individuals,
from herbalists to researchers, surgeons to pain clinics, plastic
surgeons to physical therapists...they all have the answers I
spent years trying to secure!
I mean, think about this for a minute?
I will bet that anyone of you who is reading this post could count on
ALL your fingers, (and probably on all your toes as well,) "professional"
people who you have
either seen in person or found via the Internet that have "offered"
form of resolution for your adhesion symptoms!
That "offer of help" was for one or more symptoms, and we all have more
then one symptom,
but anyway, I bet you found MORE offers to help you then you can find
"NOT" to help you!
And then when you pursued the offer, you found out that those making
didn't really know about ARD let alone YOUR symptoms.. am I right?
And unless YOU either educated them as to ARD symptoms and issues,
they simply did the same things to you that I experienced prior to
5 years ago,
which were to tell you that you need tons of diagnostic tests, and
that your pain can't be real or
from adhesions as there is no conclusive source that has found that
adhesions cause pain,
(though Dr. Mike Diamond certainly HAS statistics that associate pain
with abdominal/pelvic pain)
but unless the attending person elects to believe those findings, they
can easily tell you that you
have no pain thus no diagnosable problem they can actually help you
with, and forget them giving
you pain pills as they KNOW that is what you came to them for in the
Never mind that it was THEIR advertisement that stated they were
specialists in ARD!
So, you trusted that this person, no matter who they were or what
their claim to help victims of ARD was...they did not produce for you,
HOWEVER, they did make a few bucks on your visit!
The only good news here is that you didn't get hurt worse for the visit...no
help, but no hurt either!
Adhesion Specialists: Surgeons!!
Now, THIS is an area in which ALL victims of ARD MUST be wise in
if they are to protect themselves from getting hurt if this
person, this surgeon, was anything like those persons looking to capitalize
symptoms like the ones I mentioned above here!
How many of you have been taken in by or just "taken" by a surgeon
who tells you, or someone else who tells you, that they are an "ADHESION
Then you go to them and, in some cases, you bite and have a
surgery with them...only to find out that
you’re not any better for that surgery? So, do you go again? And again?
And, are you going
because you heard they were an "ADHESION SPECIALIST?"
How many of you have been taken in by or just "taken" by a surgeon who
tells you, or
someone else who tells you, that they are an "ADHESION SPECIALIST!"
Then you go to them and, in some cases, you realize that this person
as much about ARD as you had expected them to know, let alone know
about the symptoms of ARD, which YOU know ARE real, but YOUR finding
this surgeon knows better then you about ARD symptoms, and it is NOT
what you have been experiencing, oh no, not at all...they know this
because they are,
"ADHESION SPECIALISTS," and YOUR only a patient!
The real scary part in this scenario is that the "not so wise" ARD patient
COULD get hurt by what they don't know because THEY did not bother
informed enough prior to the appointment with the "Wolf
in Sheep’s" clothing, they probably WILL be hurt by this surgeon!
Their own fault, not like there isn't information and enough avenues
information about ARD available today! For anyone who is worse for
a surgery they
elected to have by a self proclaimed "ADHESION SPECIALIST," it's a
tough way to learn an easy lesson!
This may sound cold to say, but I cannot tell you how many times victims
continue to be victimizes simply because THEY didn't take responsibility
or the time
to become educated enough about ARD to protect themselves, and I can
only accept the excuse that they were "intimidated" by the surgeon
or another person
so they agreed to the surgery!
Okay then...you reap what you sow!
The "wise" victims of ARD, though feeling liked they were skunked once
they present to a surgeon claiming to be an ,"ADHESION SPECIALISTS,"
bite! THEY are informed enough about ARD before going to these self
ADHESION SPECIALISTS," and are not going into any surgery with just
surgeon just because they used the term "ADHESION SPECIALIST," and
informed patient was not impressed enough to allow themselves to be
THEY knew what questions to ask and even greater, THEY already knew
answers should be IF the surgeon REALLY was an "ADHESION SPECIALIST!"
My point is this...
If you go back to the top of my comments here and re-read that just
5 1/2 years ago
there was not one single word about adhesions mentioned on the Internet,
BUT, 5 years ago there was three Dr.'s who not only mentioned "adhesions"
KNEW enough about them to discuss them, and they knew enough about
know it was a BIG problem, and a painful one at that! And not one of
these Dr.'s ever
made the claim of being an "ADHESION SPECIALIST!" All they did was
they wanted to help the victims of ARD in some way, somehow, they wanted
and that is what they did! I don't need to mention names, as my point
is that there
were THREE professional medical persons back then who stepped up to
and brought it to the attention of the public..and these three knew
more then just how
to spell "ADHESIONS!"
And TODAY, my God, today there are thousands of, "every person"
you can imagine
crawling out of the woodwork claiming to be
So NOW the surgeons have the answers to adhesions? NOW
they can help abort
the formation of adhesions? NOW they are skilled enough to offer
that will either stop adhesions from forming OR they will offer an
which our current symptoms will be resolved! NOW???
Now all surgeons can deal with adhesions?
Now they can decrease adhesion formation in their surgeries?
NOW they have the answers to the problems adhesions cause us...like
“Yes, I can offer a laporoscopic adhesiolysis with great results, however,
probably need a bowel resection for constipation as we have no idea
constipation is related to the years of pain meds your on or if there
is just to many
adhesions on your bowel for us to lyse, as we are not THAT skilled
but we can do bowel resections! WE do two or three a month!
“Adhesions and Bowel Resections”
Is A Resection Necessary?