Hey, everybody, I'm back home after my CCSVI procedure performed by Dr. Sclafani. I'll hold off detailing the results until I myself have a clearer understanding of them, except to say that several abnormalities were found that couldn't be fully addressed during the procedure.
With all of the conversation and give-and-take on this forum, it's sometimes easy to forget that this is all brand-new stuff, uncharted and unproven territory for medicine. The truth is this is all very experimental, and the techniques and tools used to treat CCSVI will need to be refined if and when proof of the theory mounts. The current procedures and tools used were all designed for use in the arteries, and many are actually less than ideal for venous interventions.
The procedure I underwent lasted about 5 1/2 hours, and although not painful, was extremely tiring. While I am pleased that verifiable abnormalities were found, it's very frustrating that they couldn't be readily addressed.
I will go into more detail after I consult with my doctors, and after Dr. Sclafani consults with Zamboni et al. I can't praise Dr. Sclafani high enough, he's truly an outstanding human being and physician.
Thanks for all the support and words of encouragement, they were appreciated beyond words.