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post #41 of 51
: This is great!
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by foreskin friendly View Post
Another update...

Alternative Medicine magazine will probably be publishing my letter about Liam and forcible surgical foreskin retraction in the "letters to the editor" sect.... will keep you all up to date...

thanks for all of the support everyone!
There is another thread on here about Alternative Medicine mag recommending circ based on the HIV/Africa studies. So which is it...are they for or against RIC?
post #43 of 51
Hugs to you and your family. The hospital sent you a neutral reply and pretty much said - "oh, we forgot to get informed consent first but we are going to make sure we add it to our consent forms and scare parents into thinking retraction is necessary so we don't put our butts in a sling again."

They are expecting you to sue and would never admit in writing that they messed up.

Keep after them. For some reason logic (and new medical advice) won't change most doctors' behavior, just a good, old fashioned lawsuit will.

I'll keep you guys in my prayers.
post #44 of 51
Wow. How DARE they brush off your "concerns" so nonchalantly!!!!!! I cannot wait to hear about the lawsuit. I hope that doc's insurance pays bigtime, and I hope he pays personally in some way.
post #45 of 51
Thanks again for your support everyone...

off to edit some previous posts for and

(I unintentionally support Puppyfluffer's MDC moderator job security )
post #46 of 51
ok...
yet another update for all of you...

First, I want to publicly applaud and commend COMPLEAT MOTHER (excellent magazine of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and natural living) for reaching out to my family. I have permission from them to post information regarding their publication and want to encourage anyone who has not ever had the privilege or opportunity to read...to now do so. It is a VERY rich and warm publication.

You can obtain back issues or subscribe by contacting (me...or) Jody McLaughlin @ [Jody@Minot.com] or calling her @ 701-852-2822.

Mother/Jody has been a pillar of support to myself and my family during this difficult time and Compleat Mother will be publishing an article on Forced Foreskin Retraction (also covered in the Fall '05 issue) citing the letter I wrote posted near the beginning of this OT.

Secondly, I am happy to announce that I spoke with the investigator from the State Medical Licensing Board. He said that he has not received such a thorough complaint as I submitted in a very long time.(I can really !)
He was a very nice gentleman who seemed to be compassionate. (I was hoping someone like him would be assigned to investigate). I got a good feeling about him from the short time we were on the phone.
Of course, I had to correct him after he said two times that he thought Liam was circumcised!

But his disposition didn't change when I explained FFR...he was still pretty surprised...

He is sending a release for me to sign off on Liam's medical records to be copied and forwarded. (I told him I already obtained a complete record. He then asked, "Are you sure it is a complete record?"...I said, "OK, I see where you are going with this...send the form and I will sign")

I also told him I would copy him on the response letter from the hospital, the letter from John Geisheker (DOC) and any other pertinent info...
(I asked if he had any medical background...he does not...so I asked if he would like any more information on development, purpose, function of the foreskin to further his understanding...he said sure)...

I don't want to overwhelm the guy, but certainly DO want to make sure he has a clear understanding of why this practice continues to be ignorantly employed...and...how damaging, unnecessary and risky it really is!

Any suggestions?
post #47 of 51
I think you're handling it really well. Let it cook for a bit and see what happens.
post #48 of 51
Good upadate

sorry baby hitting keyboard
post #49 of 51
oh, brava, mama. well done. smack 'em in the wallet, it's the only thing that will change the prevailing ignorance.
post #50 of 51
You rock Colleen. As the mother of two intact boys, I want to say thank you for doing this. I mean, I know you are doing it for your son, but by doing so, you are doing it for all our sons.
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama View Post
You rock Colleen. As the mother of two intact boys, I want to say thank you for doing this. I mean, I know you are doing it for your son, but by doing so, you are doing it for all our sons.
Thanks so much. The encouragement and motivation I have is basically from here... from all of you! You keep my tank full of fuel!
Although I have to say...just as you are absolutely correct in that I will fight tooth and nail for my son, I AM thinking of all of those other sons while I fight this fight and they ARE ALSO the reason why I am doing this!!!!
I would do (and have done) the same for ANYONE who was/is wronged!!!
(I am not one of those passive types!)
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