It was surgery to remove my appendix.
The terrible thing about it was…
It wasn’t actually necessary.
I was stable and well out of danger when the doctor decided to operate.
He told me he was doing it “just to be safe.”
And, not really knowing any better…
I listened to my doctor’s advice.
It was the worst thing I could have done.
You see, at the time, I was part of the most successful group of players in the history of Division I college sports.
It was my dream to go pro.
But the surgery crushed that dream.
Because doctors had to cut through my abs to get my appendix out.
The backlash from this surgery kept me out of action for over four months.
I couldn’t run.
I couldn’t work out properly.
I couldn’t do anything.
For four full months.
And a four-month hiatus at that crucial time meant my career as an athlete was over.
I was finished and I knew it.
I never felt the same after I got cut open that day. And it was all because of an ultimately needless surgery. Completely avoidable. I didn’t need it at all.
So why did the doctor do it?
I later found out that hospitals getting the largest insurance reimbursements… were also performing the most appendix surgeries.
For every appendix they took out, they collected $5,000.
In other words… they didn’t do the surgery for my best interest.
They were doing it for MONEY.
Yes, they were making money off MY appendix.
And the appendices of thousands of other patients. Most of whom – like me – probably didn’t need surgery either.
It was a racket.
And I got caught in it.
I had been played for a fool.