Tuesday 21 December 2010

Medication and surgery

I have something very important to share with you about my views on medication and surgery and I’d like you to read this very carefully and see whether it makes sense to you. It’s really in response to the tumult of messages that I get from you asking for advice on medication and surgery. Well let me answer you this way....

I love to watch films where the heroes win, so you’ll understand why I can’t bear to watch those incredibly frustrating real life Police documentaries where they’re spending loads of tax payers’ money chasing the same old villains time and again; and even when the villains are caught, there’s nothing to stop them doing exactly the same thing time and again. It’s clearly bizarre to keep applying the same measures and expecting a different result. Since the reasons behind this repeating antisocial behaviour are not addressed, why would we expect their behaviour to change? The answer is, we don’t. We expect the Police to continue chasing the villains and we expect the villains to continue reoffending, and they do!!

Why, you may ask am I talking about Police chase documentaries? Well it’s the best way I can think of to describe how I see medication and surgery in relation to Crohn’s and Colitis. Medication and surgery are highly sophisticated effective ways of chasing Crohn’s and Colitis flares in the same way as the Police have sophisticated ways to chase villains: the effect is to temporarily stop the problem until next time. And just as the villains reoffend when nothing is done to address the reasons behind the repeat offending, so the  Crohn’s Disease and Colitis flares return when the reasons remain unaddressed. 

Don’t misunderstand me, medication and surgery can provide wonderful relief and the GI professionals I've met are amazing and brilliant people. I am also not suggesting for one moment that you stop taking your prescriptions. What I am saying is, wouldn’t it be so much better to remove the causes before medication or surgery are required? 

So how do I help people do this? The answer quite simply is the BUDI™ program. In the next week or so I’ll be posting more information on the BUDI™ program and how it can help you. Click the "Follow" link on the right to be notified of new posts as they happen.


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