July/August 2012 - Vol. 61..

Dr. Solecki in the operating room

The Bone Surgeon
A personal story of a life-changing revolution
 Part I
by Andrzej Solecki

Andrzej Solecki, M.D. is an experienced specialist in orthopedic trauma. Prior to his medical practice, he has worked as a carpenter, car mechanic and caretaker of a disco and a bowling alley in Vienna. He has had seasonal jobs at a touring funfair in Sweden and in vineyards in different parts of Europe. For a short period of time, he was president of the board in a kitchen furniture plant. He founded the Sunbeam Enterprise, which imported second-hand windows from Germany. He initiated The Teetotalersí Winter Sports Tournament in Kamesznica, southern Poland. 

In the early 1990s he became one of the founders and leaders of a charismatic Catholic community, City on a Hill, which originated from the Polish charismatic renewal. 

Finally, he is one of the founders and chairman of St Lukeís Hospital in Bielsko-Bia?a, which is a medical centre promoting high professional standards and Christian ethics. 

He is married and has two children. When he is not working, he enjoys canoeing, motorcycling and skiing. 

The Bone Surgeon, published in Polish and English (c) July 2011, is his literary debut. The author openly shares his personal experience of a life-changing revolution in his system of values. It is a story of an individualís search for truth at the time of political transformations in Poland at the end of the 20th century. 

Part 1 of The Bone Surgeon is reprinted with permission. Part 2 will follow in next month's issue of Living Bulwark.

Click on links below to read separate chapters.

Chapter 1 The Tools
Chapter 2 Communism and the Trouble with Grazyna
Chapter 3 Intuition and Resuscitation
Chapter 4 Post-Wedding Bash
Chapter 5 My Great Revolution
Chapter 6 Bonfire, Bicycle and Freaks

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