Unfortunately, two people I have interviewed for WANTED: Crohn’s End are heading into surgery this week.
One I’m not sure when exactly because he’s been traveling and the other will have the last 12 inches of their small intestines cut out and the remaining bit resectioned up against the large intestines tomorrow morning. I’ve decided not to reveal their names because one of them requested me not to.
If anyone is considering surgery, please have a look at Clear Passage. I recently discovered them while researching for the documentary and their non-surgical, physical therapy approach to eliminating small bowel scar tissue sounds very promising and well worth looking into as an option to surgery. Surgery happens to cause a chain reaction and more surgery is likely needed 5 to 7 years later. It doesn’t have to be that way.
I don’t have a whole lot to say other than the fact that so many with Crohn’s and Colitis have surgery sucks. But that won’t help anyone.
Daniel has a new post up about healing prayers.
Findings reported today from a new international study of healing prayer suggest that prayer for another person’s healing just might help — especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for.
Instead, let’s send thoughts and prayers of healing towards them and anyone else who is headed into surgery soon. I know of two others who aren’t involved in the documentary and I’m sure you know of a few as well.
As an aside, I really like the last quote Daniel posted from the article on healing prayers.
If empirical research continues to indicate that PIP may be therapeutically beneficial, then — whether or not the mechanisms are adequately understood — there are ethical and nonpartisan public policy reasons to encourage further related research,” Brown said. “It is a primary privilege and responsibility of medical science to pursue a better understanding of therapeutic inventions that may advance global health, especially in contexts where conventional medical treatments are inadequate or unavailable.
Can I get an “AMEN”?