from the PREFACE
The most common surgical procedure done in the United States today
is the removal of the gallbladder. This procedure is technically referred to as
cholecystecomy. Approximately 300,000 are performed each year. The initial purpose
in publishing this material was to alert patients with gallbladder disease, to
a method used in relieving temporarily at least those symptoms that are present
during this condition...
For a period lasting more than ten years
, I went from doctor
to doctor seeking relief from what had been diagnosed over the time as irritable
bowel, spastic colon, Crohn's Disease, lactose intolerance and stress...
... The first time I met Dr. Smedley, I was ... in an emergency room. One
of his first comments after a brief history was "Ok, everyone else has had
their try, now it's my turn." To go into detail on what proceeded would be
to give away the contents of this book. So I'll conclude by saying this: if you
have experienced any of the symptoms that I've mentioned (in the full preface)
and have been from doctor to doctor, and are still on your trek for a possible
solution, then take heart. There is a ray of hope and it can be found in the pages
of this book.
Michael J Sanfilippo
Editor and former Patient