Please excuse my english. I'm french-speaking.
I have been diagnosed in 1980. At this time, there was no internet. It was then difficult to find information on MS. I looked for information in encyclopediaes, magazines, etc. I found some information, including a paragraph where it was said that MS had an effect on small blood vessels around the heart. It made me afraid. I have never forget what I read.
I have many external hemangiomae everywhere. Last summer, I had a pneumonia which caused me excessive pain from the right part of my neck to the upper part of my right leg. Doctors didn't understand why. They asked for a pelvic scan, pulmonary x-rays, etc. They found me a strange parallel blood system from the upper part of the aorta to the right ovary. They spoke of a weird malformation.
My sister and two brothers have vascular problems. My sister have a congenital malformation of the subclavian artery which caused her a cerebrovascular accident when she was young. My two brothers, like my father, have a genetic vascular disease which causes repeated aneurysms. Physicians told them that we have a vascular weakness in our family. My mother had a couple of phlebitis. Until I heard about CCSVI last november, I thought that there was only me in our family that was not affected by a vascular disease. Maybe I was wrong...