My name is Tracy. I’m 43-years-old. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was ten. They put a Harrington rod in when I was 12. Ever since that time, I’ve had a lot of complications. I’ve had a perforated ulcer. I had rectal cancer when I was 23. I have a permanent colostomy. I have had TMJ surgery. I’ve had colinoid surgery, and I’ve had gall bladder removal.
I do have lots of problems with pain in the neck, the shoulders, the arms, and headaches all the time. I have a lot of difficulty sleeping because I can only sleep on my back. I can’t sleep on either side because it hurts my neck. My arms go numb, that type of thing. I have a lot of problems with gastrointestinal things. I have a lot of stomach problems. I have dysplasia. I have dyspepsia, and I really attribute all of that to the surgery I had.
I don’t think any of it would have happened without it, especially the rectal cancer. I really encourage you not to have your patients have the surgery. There are a lot of alternative means to helping these patients. Dr. Woggon has done tremendous advancements toward this. I really believe that you’re doing a disservice to your patient by allowing them to go and have surgery before you give them the other alternatives and try those alternatives for a while before it gets to the surgical point.
I just think there’s a lot of financial, emotional and physical problems with it. Financially, I’ve done [inaudible 01:24]. I’ve done reflexology. I’ve done magnetic therapy. I have done an ENT. I’ve done EFT. None of it works permanently. It gives me relief for the short-term. And so I really encourage you to listen to Dr. Woggon and say no to a surgery.