Glad to hear of your progress Fiddler.
I'm hoping you'll agree when I say the most critical thing is to go in with realistic expectations.
I recently had the Liberation treatment in Poland with Dr. Kostecki.
It exceeded my expectations - but then I went into it with realistic expectations.
When you look at blogs and websites it seems that all you hear are the good news stories and you know, that's great - but there is another side. The diagnosis of CCSVI and subsequent treatment doesn't necessarily mean that you will be the same as you were pre-MS.
Recently I heard about 18 people who had seen Dr. Simka in Poland and had not had miraculous result and where they were angry and upset and saying some rather nasty things. During my time in Poland with Dr. Kostecki, out of 6 of us, one had no noticeable improvement, one was minimal, 2 were good and 2 were unknown.
Like I said my expectations were realistic - warm hands and feet, better swallowing, less tremors, got that and more. My leg hasn’t work since I was first diagnosed 31 years ago, I did not expect to run a marathon the next day – that would have been unrealistic. There has been no change to my leg, and I’m OK with that because I didn’t expect it to change, that’s not to say I wouldn’t be thrilled if it did get better.
I think if you go in with the right mind set, you'll be satisfied with what you get - <b>remember even though it's not a visible change, stopping the progression of this disease is the biggest gift of all.</b>
Here's hoping things continue to improve for you. Kate