32 Months since surgery ruined my life and permanently harmed me
Friday marked 32 months since a doctor that was heavily featured/promoted on this website severely harmed me and ruined my life. Tomorrow we have Thanksgiving here in Canada and just like the past 3 years I cannot find a single thing to be thankful for and periods like this often have me reflect on the trauma and the fact that a third year is going by and I’m still messed up for life.
32 Months ago a doctor by the name of Dr. Brown who ran his marketing website “sportshernia.com” and heavily used these forums to find patients operated on me and bilaterally cut out a 4 inch long flap off my external oblique aponeurosis effectively cutting a chunk out of what is otherwise one solid structure and then sutured the remainder of my aponeurosis on top of that flap. By doing so he effectively separated the external oblique aponeurosis from its lateral origin (the inguinal ligament) and released the entire structure and by extension my entire core.
This caused a complete release and atrophy of my external obliques and severe core weakness, sexual weakness, ejaculatory weakness, sphincter weakness (my sphincters are no longer under tension if I have to go to the bathroom or have gas it just shoots out of me), severe hip flexor weakness which caused hip & knee issues as well as permanent muscle spams of every muscle on my legs & visibly and permanently altered my physique. Being that I was a professional dancer I lost my career of 12 years since I both look completely messed up but also have no core function and therefore lost all my athletic ability.
In 90 minutes this man nullified my entire career and adult life. Tens of thousands of hours of training and sacrifice down the drain so that a shitty dishonest doctor could make a couple thousand bucks.
I have seen 5 different specialists since this happened to me – most of which were interviewed on this website as well. One of them heavily hinted at a lawsuit that would go heavily in my favor – something I’m just not interested in – I barely have the emotional bandwidth to keep myself alive I don’t have anything left to be vengeful and chase an old senile man who did this exact thing to 10+ patients. One doctor had no idea what he was looking at and couldn’t understand how my core could completely collapse if someone cuts out a 4 inch piece out of what is one continuous structure and detaches it from its origin (this person runs a clinic specialized on core issues by the way..the irony).
One of them (Dr. Krpata from the Cleveland Clinic) said that he can’t even begin to comprehend how my spermatic cord can currently be free-floating directly under my skin and no longer be in the inguinal canal. He couldn’t wrap his mind around how its anatomically possible which shows you just how barbaric what Dr. Brown did to me is.
All this to say – do not get surgery people. It is not worth it. I was a healthy, **extremely** conditioned professional dancer with rock solid abs and an overuse injury. Despite asking for all the reassurances possible before agreeing to surgery I was lied to, deceived, and ultimately mutilated.
I used to look at doctors as this honorable profession and group of people that wanted to help save people and heal them but just like the police force it seems that nowadays there are more bad apples motivated by greed and money than there are genuine good doctors who care. As a patient you have no recourse, no guarantees and none of these doctors are ever held accountable.
I recently read a quote that said “Our purpose in life is to help others. If you can’t help them then at least don’t hurt them”. Not only did Dr. Brown not help me but he harmed me beyond anything I thought was possible for personal gain.
So here I am, 32 months later. If I didn’t have a family I would be homeless. I have nowhere to turn, nobody to ask help. There are no doctors left to help me. The 5 people I spoke to had no idea what to do with this or how to help me and the one that said that he could try something (Dr. Krpata) said that I risk losing my testicle and obviously there’s the risk of additional damage, nerve damage and scar tissue. Its truly a nightmare.
Despite my best effort I have made zero physical progress because *shocker* you cannot rehabilitate a tissue that was detached from its origin and not reattached/closed back whole.
I can’t think of many things that make you feel less like a man than not being to have a proper erection/ejaculation, not being to lift anything or even go for a run. I went from having a rock solid 6 pack to being ashamed of taking my shirt off in front of myself.
I hope everyone who reads this/hangs around on these forums finds the help they need one day and that you guys stay safe. I don’t know that there are many honest and genuinely good-intentioned doctors in this field sadly. I lived my whole life trying to make other people’s lives better, teaching kids etc and when I needed help I was taken advantage of and mutilated for a few dollars. Please don’t end up like me.
- This discussion was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by PeterC.
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