College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self
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    College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    This is an amazing story.

    Doug Lindsay was 21 and starting his senior year at Rockhurst University, a Jesuit college in Kansas City, Missouri, when his world imploded.After his first day of classes, the biology major collapsed at home on the dining room table, the room spinning around him.
    It was 1999. The symptoms soon became intense and untreatable. His heart would race, he felt weak and he frequently got dizzy. Lindsay could walk only about 50 feet at a time and couldn't stand for more than a few minutes.
    "Even lying on the floor didn't feel like it was low enough," he said.
    The former high school track athlete had dreamed of becoming abiochemistry professor or maybe a writer for "The Simpsons."
    Instead, he would spend the next 11 years mostly confined to a hospital bed in his living room in St. Louis, hamstrung by a mysterious ailment.

    Doctors were baffled. Treatments didn't help. And Lindsay eventually realized that if he wanted his life back, he would have to do it himself.
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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    Incredible read, thank you!
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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    read this!!
    "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"

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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    As someone in the medical field that really is a great read. I tell a lot of patient's that they need to remember doctor's and nurse's have a license to "practice" medicine. One thing about the article though. He went to Hilton Head in 2002. The article states he did not see the ocean until 2013. How do you go to Hilton Head and not see the ocean?

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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddrn View Post
    As someone in the medical field that really is a great read. I tell a lot of patient's that they need to remember doctor's and nurse's have a license to "practice" medicine. One thing about the article though. He went to Hilton Head in 2002. The article states he did not see the ocean until 2013. How do you go to Hilton Head and not see the ocean?
    Probably scrivener's error. There's no doubt about his profound disability...
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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    Great story! It’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard.

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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddrn View Post
    As someone in the medical field that really is a great read. I tell a lot of patient's that they need to remember doctor's and nurse's have a license to "practice" medicine. One thing about the article though. He went to Hilton Head in 2002. The article states he did not see the ocean until 2013. How do you go to Hilton Head and not see the ocean?
    I guess it's difficult to see much while confined most of the time to lying on your back.

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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    Incredible story of perseverance.


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    Re: College Dropout, Bedridden 11 Years, Invents Surgery to Cure Self

    Awe inspiring, aside from that I am at a total loss for words. Thanks for sharing, NT.
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