tzootsi - how is your wife doing? If you don't mind me asking - what were her symptoms before the angio? I use a wheeled walker around the house and outside for short distances and a scooter the rest of the time.
The IR is on board. He was very impressed by all the info I brought him and said it was exactly what he needed. He also plans to contact the other doctors I listed in my "Resources" section (Dake, Haacke, Mehta, Salvatore, etc).
Next step is for me to find out if the tests are covered and if so, how much is covered/what I'll be responsible for. I printed out my carrier's specifics on coverage for MRA/MRVs and I think I'm covered.
If not, the IR is going to speak with Dr. Mehta about possibly piggy-backing on to his study. This will take some time, but I've lived with this disease for almost 9 years- what's a few more months? And even if that doesn't happen, I'm ready to spearhead some local fundraising options.
It's on, baby!
You can refer to her tracking sticky, but in brief:
She has a mild case of ms, with her primary symptom being a heavy right leg. She also has balance issues, burning skin, slight spasticity, etc.
I'm going to post an update in a few weeks, but at this point she is doing well, some minor changes already. She does have a fair amount of soreness in her neck from the ballooning, but the procedure went very well.