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June 27, 2008

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Karen Steward

For the many people who suffer from abdominal adhesions or have lost years of their life due to this medical malady, this article is anything but funny. However, since it is best to look on the bright side of life, perhaps Jared's faked death will help bring awareness to the plight and very dismal world of the adhesion sufferer.

Adhesions are known to develop in 93% of people who undergo major abdominal or pelvic surgery with 53% of those people developing health related complications at some point in their lives due to adhesion formation. Adhesions can cause the internal organs to become fused together, leaving the victim to suffer incredible pain--often agony--while searching in vain for a doctor who will diagnose the CORRECT ailment that is going on in his or her body. On the average, a person will suffer 7-10 years before learning that they are actually suffering from adhesion formation. And yes, gastric bypass surgery, as any surgery, can result in adhesion formation that can be severe, even life-altering, in some cases.

Adhesion sufferers lives are often swallowed up--lost in a world of pain--which costs them everything: jobs, friends and often, even family. Adding insult to injury is the fact that adhesions elude the eye of standard medical tests (x-rays, scans, MRI's, etc), leaving many doctors to misdiagnose a patient or, worse yet, diagnose those who suffer as 'depressed' individuals; totally ignoring the fact that the patient's pain is REAL.

Adhesions, foremost known among the medical world as an iatrogenic disorder, is an illness that is a hot topic among physicians but one that is often shrouded in silence when a doctor meets with a patient who presents with all the "symptoms" of adhesion related disorder. Simply put: most doctors do not want to deal with an adhesion sufferer, thus a diagnosis of "depression" can also be a ploy by which the physician can be assured that he (she) has washed his (her) hands of this problematic patient (condition). For the adhesion sufferer, perhaps the only thing more devastating than living in horrid pain is meeting the many physicians whose quick analysis of her (his) condition is: psychosomatic illness. Unfortunately for the adhesion sufferer, the written prescription for an antidepressant can be used as "depression discharge" papers. This insulting and devastating ploy frees the doctor from the dreaded ailment/patient--an effective means to push the sufferer out the door. For the adhesion sufferer, the depression discharge papers puts in motion the tiresome journey of going from one doctor to the next; thus years of quality life are lost to the devastating illness of adhesion related disorder (ARD). Karen Steward, author of the book, Doctors: Bound By Secrecy? Victims: Bound By Pain!

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Adhesions, foremost known among the medical world as an iatrogenic disorder, is an illness that is a hot topic among physicians but one that is often shrouded in silence when a doctor meets with a patient who presents with all the "symptoms" of adhesion related disorder

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