Dr. Kelly walked hesitantly into my room and genuinely seemed concerned that I was in the condition I was in. He explained that my case was “fibrillar stinotic.” The gradual tightening of my small intestines left me with a delicate territory from which to begin medication treatment. In his opinion, Humira may have failed me to a certain extent. He recommended that I stick with Humira for now. Especially, since the most deeply effected areas had been removed. Overall, he seemed optimistic with the possibility of taking a more proactive treatment protocol in the future based off of the positive effects of my surgery, the positive effects of Humira, and the positive effects of Imuran. He makes me strangely hopeful that things are indeed getting better even though, at times, they seem to be getting worse.
Joanna was in the room with me and seemed equally pleased that I was moving forward in mind, body, and spirit. Her acupuncturist, Zachery Corbett told her that from his eastern medical perceptive, it was a good thing that the dense form of my intestine had been removed by a good western physician. It was a representation of a kind of letting go of past pain, guilt, and hardships that no longer served my highest good.
I brought up stem cell treatment to Dr. Kelly and he says he had heard good things about it in the past. He does not seem to have the kind of vision that I do. Yet… Probably because he hasn’t the time to see outside the walls of his traditions. As you know, I am hopeful that Crohn’s will end. I think we can get there with the help of practical nutrition, stem cell treatment, and bacteria/whipworm research.
The central ingredient to making all of this happen. is to generate community awareness regarding this subject. I hope that we can bring together leading experts to not only share, but listen, and discuss the field of Crohn’s research. I hope that we will be both inquisitive and respectable in their midst, because ultimately they are the ones that make the decisions that guide our livelihoods. I hope this community does more from the bottom up than what the medical establishment tries to do from the top down.