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NA for DC Appointment - DR. Bourland
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12/02/04 01:50
MichaelG

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12/02/04 01:50
MichaelG

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This endless and blatant Bourland infomercial is out of control.

They have stuck these promos all over this site. In fact, this thread is a bit more sophisticated in that for once they don't keep repeating the whole address over and over -- but maybe since they got his name into the topic heading they figured they could relax.

Imas and Gordon are obviously the same person; look at the grammar, themes, odd usages, pet phrases and even the sign-off. However, at least it is a break from the usual blatantly canned classified ad from the ubiquitous 'Jon', who must be their clinic's marketing director.

Thanks to Frances, who keeps fighting eloquently against this hoodwink, but you are arguing with a machine.

These guys should be kicked off this site.

12/02/04 01:40
MichaelG

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12/02/04 01:40
MichaelG

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Sorry. My previous post was out of control, itself.

I apologise to everyone. I certainly cannot and should not have made ANY of those assumptions. We all feel the pressure of this disease, and I have no right to claim more of it than anyone else.

Imas and Gordon may sound alike to me, but it doesn't mean that the posts aren't sincere and legitimate - and trying to help, which is what the site should be about.

Also, the fact that I have griped about any of this certainly doesn't mean that I assume anything other than that this Dr Bourland is of the highest professional caliber, as all Doctors should be. For all I know he may be the best hand surgeon in the country.

Again, I apologize to everyone, and to those mentioned most of all. What I said was baseless and overly emotional -- and I can't demand any standard if I don't follow it myself.

12/02/04 01:38
Frances

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12/02/04 01:38
Frances

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Gee Gordon,

I liked your first post better. Infact, since the tone and style of writing of the second one is so different - did you really write it? Or did someone with an alterior motive hijack your name to dirvert attention from the first post?

Frances

12/02/04 01:52
Steve

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12/02/04 01:52
Steve

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Why does this Dr Bourland NEVER seem to have a phone number? Are people expected to show up on the mystery doctor's doorstep without making an appointment or is he afraid of getting calls to ask who trained him??

12/07/04 01:24
Mike Harmon

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12/07/04 01:24
Mike Harmon

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William L. Bourland, M.D.

They GOT to him! The Bourland camp legal team cornered MichaelG and threatened to sue him for slander! (or is it libel, since it was written?) Anyway, just kidding. But *something* happened between post one and post two and unless MG is BP, (if it was multiple personality disorder, I think he would have changed his name) I think someone, somewhere dropped him a line of contention.

Anyway, this is the Internet and we all should have a sense of humor and a 10lb bag of salt handy. I just got NA done on one hand (I have it in both) and it worked out really well, so far. I just hope I get more than a 6 month respite out of it, like some poor folks. Anyone out there who had NA more than 2 years ago?

Mine was done by Eaton and I've made a appointment for him to do my other hand in Jan. Here's hoping the FDA gets the collengenase schtick off the ground before I have to get them both redone.

Love and kisses, Mike.

12/08/04 01:38
Randy H.

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12/08/04 01:38
Randy H.

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William L. Bourland, M.D.

Mike,

It's not the FDA. It's BioSpecifics not having the investors to complete he very expensive testing required by Congress and administered by the FDA to get federal drug approval. Drug restrictions are, in theory, more restrictive here than anywhere else in the world. (assuming you don't subscribe to the Drug Company's Lobby Control over the FDA argument.) In any case, BioSpecifics, has apparently sold the technology and the prospects for Dups treatment doesn't look good from Collagenase.

It was never the "magic bullet" in any case. It simply did bio-mechanically the same thing NA does mechanically. They are equivalent in many ways. The occurrence of Dups reoccurrence should be similar therefore. Personally I'd love to have another alternative to Traditional Invasive Surgery, but it may it be in the cards. As you may know, Eaton suggests that reoccurrence after surgery may be less than after NA. This, however, will have no bearing on my appointment with Eaton for NA, now set for early next year.

12/14/04 01:26
Mike Harmon

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12/14/04 01:26
Mike Harmon

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collagenase

Hey, Randy.

I heard that the collagenase folks were just starting their third round of trials on both coasts. I called them up in Sept and was told that I live too far away to participate, but that the were to be starting up by just about now. I also heard that the collagenase was so much less traumatic to the local that recurrance was greatly diminished. Anyway, here's hoping.

-The Mikenator

12/14/04 01:01
Michael Lusk

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12/14/04 01:01
Michael Lusk

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I hope you're right, Mike. Collegenase offers a lot of advantages over NA besides the lower reoccurence rate - it can be used in feet & penises, for those of us who have dups in those places; also it might fix the shoulder joint problems linked to collagen build-up, that apparently are sometimes associated with dups.

Regards, also Mike

02/10/05 01:22
The Message

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02/10/05 01:22
The Message

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yes

Hmmmmm

02/11/05 01:59
name withheld

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02/11/05 01:59
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hand doctors

Pulling this old thread to the top for no apparent reason is the work of our troll.

Please people, watch dates, and evaluate why a thread has been posted before you get upset.

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