Dan’s story

Dan's story

Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2003 @ 08:38 PM   

Dan started having pain under his left rib cage. He explained itas feeling like a softball. For two years he went to many doctors and had many tests. If the doctors tests didn't show anythg they would just give up on him. Like so many that suffer from adhesions he was told it was all in his head. After loosing 60 pounds and on 270mg. of morphine a day a surgeon did a explortory to see if he could fine what was going on. They found adhesions had the colon pinned to the inner chest wall. The surgery relieved the pain for a few months, but of course with in a short while the pain was back and much worst. The surgeon would do nothing else. He said they were waiting for spray gel to be approved for use in the United States. 
We started researching spray gel and found the IAS message board. There was a posting from Lisa Graven. To our surprise Lisa lives just 50 miles from us and we went to meet with her. We left our meeting feeling like there was reason for hope. 
Dan took the information to his surgeon to read and asked his thoughts. His reply "This was Dans best hope at that point in time" 
We left for germany to see Dr. Kruschinski feeling like we were taking life in the right direction. On January 10, 2003 Dan had his first surgery and a second look on January 17, his second look. Four days after the first operation Dan said his pain was gone. 
Everyone went out of there way to make us feel at home. The apartment overlooking the main river provided a wonderful setting for Dans recovery. From a call each day to a hand shake at each visit, the care, talent and personal attention Dr. Kruschinski provided was awesome. 
Dan is now able to live a normal life in contray to before his trip to germany.It is wonderful to him smile and laughing again. 
Dr. Kruschinski, you have given Dan a second chance at life and the words of Thank You will never be enough. 
Dan & Mic


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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2006 @ 08:01 PM   

January 10, 2006 marks the 3rd. anniversary of Dans life saving surgery with Dr. Daniel Kruschinski. Upon leaving for Germany 3 years ago Dan felt like he was taking life in the right direction & now we know this to be so very true. 
Now able to live a normal life in contrary to before Dan is so thankful for his second chance at life. 
We look forward to also hearing of all your updates comming up as this new year begins. 
Dr. Kruschinski we would like to take this time to once again Thank You for all that you have done for us. Your care, personal attention & talent have given so many others reason to hope. 
Dan & Mic


Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 @ 08:20 PM   

Time passes so quickly, Its hard to believe it's been 5 years since Dans life saving surgery in Germany with Dr. Kruschinski. 
As we look back over the last 5 years there have been so many wonderful moments Dan has gotten the privilege of being a part of. 
To date Dan is pain free of the life robbing adhesions he once had. Everyone that sees him today states he is truly a walking miracle. 
Dr. Kruschinski, We thank you for your talent in the fight to free adhesion suffers from there pain. Your care & concern go way beon what was ever offered here in the states. We will always send to you our heart felt appreciation & carry gratitude in our hearts for the second chance at life you have given to Dan. 
In closing we look forward to the posts of all other patients upcomming anniversary dates. 
Best Wishes, 
Dan & Mic 


 Posted Friday, January 9, 2009 @ 08:32 PM   This week marks Dans 6th year anniversary of being free from his adhesion pain. As we look back over these years we are so thankful for each & everyone. We were truly blessed with a miracle. Lisa, we would like to thank you again for all your help & your continued friendship. Dr. Kruschinski, the second chance at life you have given to Dan can never be repaid. As you remember Dan did not have much time left when we arrived to see you & now he is living life to the fullest each & every day. We will always send to you our heart felt appreciation & gratitude for all you have done for both of us. With our warm regards,

Dan & Mic