An Appointment with DR. DEATH

SINCE THE NIGHT HE WAS SHOT IN THE back, Gary has come to know a great many doctors. The surgeons could not get all the pieces of the bullet out of his spine. The neurologists could not reverse the paralysis, which locked his body in place from the neck down. The pain specialists, chiropractors and acupuncturists could not relieve the agony. If you were to go into the intensive-care unit and take the sickest patient you could find who was dying, that was my condition. Anything that could go wrong did. I was in constant pain most of the time.

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