I just stumbled into the picture I took of my xray taped to the patio doors back in 2005, my only way of seeing it. The things on my left are surgical clips from my J-pouch surgery in 1996. The camera is on my right.
You are right. My G.I. was (is) an A hole. Plus, I almost bought the farm not recovering from the surgery, first losing too much blood then having an Asthma attack from all the trauma. I don’t think I could survive another massive surgery like that one.
I retained the best medical mal practice atty I could find out of Miami. However his “expert” said the obstruction was caused by the Crohns, not the camera. Then, about a year later, the same A hole Dr. was busted for forging an ex partners prescriptions for pain killers. I again wrote the hotdog atty and he said unless I could prove he was high when he gave me the pill, I still had no case.
All I gained was that I no longer do doctor worship.
Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Thought eye was healing and started taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) as treating the eye. Wrong. In October eye was not stabilized. 11/07 Started Remicade to try and reduce the ocular inflamation of the Scleritis since I had been requiring more and more Prednisone to keep the eye quiet. 12/07, retina tares and detaches again. Started Remicade every 4 weeks plus 20mg of Prednisone per day. Six months and seven infusions later, good eye is back to 20/14. Bad eye is 20/70. Had cataract surgery on June 05 on bad eye. Eye returned to a correctable visionary level of 20/40. Life looks good (literally) today.
Married with 4 grandkids.