posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 04:55 AM
Below is a link to an article I read recently.
Briefly, it describes the story of a man who was not happy with the options offered to him regarding heart surgery. He has Marfan's syndrome and in
his case he knew that one day the aorta- a major vessel around his heart- could burst.
He was offered several options by heart surgeons, but he rejected them all as he felt they would be detrimental to his quality of life.
And so he invented his own solution! Having trained and worked as an engineer, he figured out a way to keep the aorta open without bursting. He
credits his idea to his experience as a gardener.
His thinking was straightforward:
"He says: "If the hose-pipe is bulging, I must get some insulation tape and wrap it round the outside of the hose-pipe to stop it bulging.
"It's that crude and simple, and we have all done it in our gardens."
Persuading surgeons he might be able to improve upon their techniques was not easy. But he managed to convince Prof Tom Treasure, then at Guy's
Hospital London, and Prof John Pepper, of the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, that they may be able to learn a thing or two from engineering
Full article- BBC
I was inspired by this simple story, because it's easy to put all our faith in 'experts', forgetting that we are the experts of 'us'! How many
times have I given up, after being told by someone else that I 'can't do it'?
Well no more! Ok, maybe not heart surgery (yet!) but I'm certainly going to challenge a lot more 'experts' now where it seems common sense might
have the answer when they don't.
Hope you enjoy x