When I first read the subject Recurrent/Occult hernias, I figured this was just another spam mail which had escaped GMail’s filters. Now GMail’s filtering is so good that everytime something escapes their trap, it indicates a new approach by the spammers in their never-ending quest to bypass the filters. So whenever I encounter a spam message in my inbox, I have to read it to see what’s this new trick up the spammers’ sleeves. Thus, intellectual curiosity forced me to read what is truly one of the more bizarre mails I’ve ever received.
Here’s the thread (start reading at the bottom). Folks with a weak constitution should avoid reading further!
From: "Deepak Sarda" <dsarda@gmail> To: jd@yahoo Subject: Re: Recurrent/Occult hernias No.. this is 'dsarda' while you want 'desarda' - notice the extra 'e'? On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 1:57 AM, John Doe <jd@yahoo> wrote: > Isn't this email coming from the correct address? > This mail is supposed to go to a surgeon in India > > Sincerely > > --- On Mon, 9/22/08, Deepak Sarda <dsarda@gmail> wrote: > > From: Deepak Sarda <dsarda@gmail> > Subject: Re: Recurrent/Occult hernias > To: email@example.com > Date: Monday, September 22, 2008, 5:41 PM > > Dear John Doe > > I empathize with your situation. However, I don't think I can help you. > > But perhaps 'desarda@gmail' can help you? > > Cheers. > > On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 1:03 AM, John Doe <jd@yahoo> wrote: >> >> Dear >> >> Dr. Desarda, >> >> I have had trouble with mesh retraction/shrinkage and last year had a >> surgeon take out and replace Dr. Goodyears prolene PHS dual layer mesh with >> a Ultra Pro flat mesh via a laparocopic TAPP repair. Prior to this I had a >> lichtenstein mesh which folded up which Dr. Goodyear took out, and several >> attempts by a Shouldice surgeon to keep the mesh flat via stitches which >> helped but didn't work. But this TAPP repair worked for 9 months and now >> the pain is coming back. I felt an odd pain which was probably the mesh >> shrinking up. >> >> Can you check for any hernia and then do your repair? Would it be necessary >> to take out the mesh placed via a laparscopic TAPP method? What is the >> cost? >> >> Sincerely >> John Doe >> Seattle WA >> > >