Hi Christina, I just came across your message to me. You are so sweet
to give me your info, and share your story. I have emailed Dr.
Semertsides, he is very interested in my case. Since I have heard back
from him about 2-3 months ago, I haven't written back. I am a BIG
CHICKEN just to be honest. Like my Gastro says, I have had so many
surgeries that they have just stirred it up inside of me too many times.
I will have ins. Dec. 1st YIPEE!! I know eventually I do need to do
something. It is just that so much was paid out to go to Germany, and
don't get me wrong, nothing against Dr. Kruschinski. I mean I am sure
it is cheaper here in the U.S. I just don't have it in me right now. I
do know that eventually I will have to do something. Not really into
injections. Been there done that. They hurt, cause more pain, and
scare me too. That was whan I had the intercostal nerve block. I had
injections 5 different times. The last time, it hurt really bad, and I
kept saying ouch you are hurting me, and I was just ignored. I have
started counseling to help deal with adhesions, chronic pain, PTSD and
of course being afraid of everything. I know I will come around. Thanks
so much for your caring and good thoughts, and support. That is what
this website is about, helping each other out. Praying for a CURE, and
pain free days for us all. Someone somewhere will shock us like a
celebrity, and help us get the word out. Then we can possibly start a
fund for all of ARD sufferer's. Bless you all, Cheryl D.