Although these reports aren’t directly related to Fibromyalgia it has everything to do with our health care today and the crisis it really is in. Just a few to give you an idea of the unnecessary Surgeries and medical mistakes below. I think they are too quick to remove our organs.

Windsor hospital probes other

‘cases of concern’

Operations performed on 2 women who did not have cancer

Heartwell has voluntarily stopped performing surgeries pending the results of the probe. Any patients with concerns about their care were asked to call (519) 255-2213.

Two cases involving Heartwell have been made public so far. The latest was Janice Laporte of Sarnia, whom Heartwell operated on in 2001. A report later revealed the woman did not need the mastectomy. Laporte’s case was the second to come to light in less than a week.

In November 2009, Heartwell did a mastectomy on Laurie Johnston, 44, of Leamington. It was only in a followup appointment that Heartwell told Johnston she had never had cancer. The hospital revealed Heartwell had misread the initial pathology report.

Hospital administration was alerted to the error after being contacted by local media. It immediately launched an investigation and a review of Heartwell’s mastectomy files.

In a statement released Tuesday, the hospital said it had received detailed information about another incident in which a patient was “tragically harmed.”

When Laporte heard there was another woman who underwent an unnecessary mastectomy by the same surgeon, she said she decided to go public with her story.

“I was very devastated, because I went through everything all over again, I cried,” Laporte told CBC News.

BACKGROUND: During the past two years, this Blog has reported on a crisis in Canadian pathology indicated by serious breakdowns in hospitals in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario and elsewhere in the country. The purpose, beyond seeking review and reform, is to show that the wide-ranging problems with pathology in Canada were not limited to the criminal sector – and that serious errors, sometimes lethal, were being made in reading test results on living patients. In short, that there was a crisis in Canadian pathology.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/02/24/windsor-second-mastectomy-100224.html

Consequences of Gallbladder Surgery: Overview

http://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2010/08/pathology-crisis-in-canada-report.html


One of the biggest crimes in modern American medicine is the amount of unnecessary surgery preformed. Gallbladder operation is the most common operation in North America. Every year, more than half a million people in the United States and more than 50,000 people in Canada undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders because of gallstones. Many of these surgeries are unnecessary.

Check out my article on gallstones:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/668

 

http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C337709.html

Women are at an especially high risk of unnecessary surgery

Women may be at an especially high risk for unwarranted operations, since hysterectomies and Cesarean sections also top the list of “overprescribed and unnecessary” surgeries. Of the approximately 750,000 hysterectomies performed each year, 90 percent are unnecessary, writes Goldberg in Alternative Medicine, making the removal of a woman’s uterus one of the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries. And the risk that comes with an unwarranted hysterectomy is high. “Each year 750,000 hysterectomies are performed and 2,500 women die during the operation. These are not sick women, but healthy women who go into the hospital and do not come out,” says Dr. Herbert Goldfarb, a gynecologist and assistant clinical professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, in Null’s Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing.

Women are also frequently subjected to Caesarean sections they don’t really need. With an estimated 920,000 Cesarean births performed each year, the Cesarean has become the “most common major surgery in America” and it is four times more likely a woman will give birth via cesarean section today than it was in 1970, according to The Medical Racket by Martin L. Gross. Women are also at special risk for receiving unwarranted surgeries because of the results of a mammogram, since the high rate of false positives in mammography often leads to invasive procedures. Women who do not even have cancer to begin with are treated for breast cancer, Goldberg writes. That’s right: These women’s bodies are carved up and altered and they aren’t even sick. So why does this happen?

Needless surgeries mean higher

profits for doctors and hospitals

Read the whole story at:

http://www.naturalnews.com/012291_unnecessary_surgery_hysterectomies.html

Deviance among professionals:

The case of unnecessary surgery

Now this site you have to sign up to but I recommend it if you are interested in worldly knowledge of how many medical errors cause death. It is an amazing site with unlimited information:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a922348409

Even more medical mistakes:

Death by medicine:

http://www.whale.to/a/null9.html#Table_2:_Estimated_Annual_Mortality_and_Economic_Cost_of_Medical_Intervention

Death by Allopathy

http://www.whale.to/a/dean.html

And for the good side of things:

No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids or Herbs
Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements’ Safety

(OMNS, January 19, 2010) There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2008, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 174-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.

http://www.whale.to/a/no_deaths_from_vitamins.html

More medical mistakes……

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=3789868&page=1

Here are a few of our own personal experiences with medical mistakes:

From the most recent, I went to see a gynecologist and within the first 5 minutes she wanted to remove all my womanly parts, talk about unnecessary surgeries. It was just before Christmas too, she was scheduling for a Merry Christmas for her family perhaps? Turns out I don’t need it at all, I am correcting it myself with natural medicines.

As far as medical mistakes, I have had my fair share.

My husband was told he had stomach problems for years, was given stomach pills. He got these bouts of nausea, vommitting and extreme pain in his abdomen and after the attacks he had extreme weakness and fatigue after. I researched his symptoms and I found that he had either gallstones or pancreatitis. We went back to the dr and he laughed at me when I told him what I thought about his gallbladder and pancreas and said it was stomach problems. He went to a second opinion and we got the same results. The next few attacks were getting worse, the last one was so bad I called the ambulance.

To make a long story short, he had pancreatitis so bad he almost died. He ended up in St Michael’s hospital in Toronto. His gallbladder was so full of stones that it damaged his pancreas. It ate the whole center of his pancreas. Since a pancreas is digestive enzymes, they were spilling into his body basically digesting his organs. They had to cut him open and suck all the poison out of his body, they sewed him back up with 4 drains coming out of him because it was too dangerous to take his gallbladder at the time. Six months recovery and a year later they removed his gallbladder. He has two hernias in his intestines that he has to watch carefully now and had a lot of digestion problems.

I was given the drug Lupron that almost ended my life, see story: http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/583

I had a dentist hammer an implant through my sinus, after about 18+ surgeries, 3 failed implants I ended up losing 3 good teeth to a bridge replacement. Even after many corrective surgeries, the damage was so bad I couldn’t have the implant. The same dentist also put a crown in that I heard crack at the time, it then broke into pieces, got infected and I lost that one too. He got 5,000.00 from me. It will cost me over 10,000.00+ to repair the teeth he damaged.

I now have permanent pain in my sinus, a numb cheek from the nerve they cut when  the surgeon had to take bone from my jaw to try to fix the first dentist errors. They had to cut gum out of my mouth in two places and sew it to the front of the gum to try to fix the mess. I had to have a frenectomy because he left the frenum just hanging in my mouth (that is that little flappy thing between the inside of your lip and your two front teeth.

I went through 5 years of hell and ended up losing 5 teeth instead of receiving one implant. All this because I fell on that center nut on the handle bars on my bicycle when I was a kid. You know the needles in the front and the roof of your mouth were painful enough but that many times was a nightmare let alone the surgeries. They took three perfectly good teeth, ground them down to stick to put the bridge on. Now I have three sensitive teeth that hurt to eat or drink cold water now.

How can someone completely destroy someone like that and not take responsibility for it? Wonder why I don’t trust the medical and dental?

 

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