Man Bedridden with Mysterious Disease Invents Surgery to Cure Himself: ‘Everybody Said It Was Impossible’

A rare disease left Doug Lindsay bedridden for more than a decade — and when doctors could offer no answers, he became his own researcher, scientist and surgical pioneer
* Doug Lindsay figured out the surgery he needed and assembled a medical team to perform it and cure him. St Louis, MO, December 11, 2021. Credit: Joe Martinez
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Doug Lindsay had just started his senior year studying biochemistry at Kansas City’s Rockhurst College in 1999 when he was struck by the same mysterious disease that had left his mother bedridden — and doctors stumped.