So, I am gonna try to resume my story because it is a long one, this is the first part:
I am 32 years old born in France, left France when I was 20. I used to live in US during 4 years and then moved to Japan for about 8 years, now I am back in France because of my MS.
First symptoms started back in US with optic neuritis, left leg’sweakness, I was a professional fighter back then and quite young, so I never thought something like MS could happened to me, I really thought it was just injuries from my trainings.
After 4 years spent in NYC, I’ve decided to follow my dream in Japan, I did ok the first few years but still those injuries not healing…
In 2004, I had my last fight that I lost because of my legs: weakness, very bad balance, bad left eye… A few weeks after it, I was invited to visit a friend in Thailand, I really needed vacations, still didn’t know what was happening to me…
That was my first trip there and the first day I arrived, I’ve started to lose my right leg: could not walk, going up the stairs…The heat triggered this attack.
From here, my friend took me to the hospital and that’s when I found out that I had MS. I went back to japan after I’ve recovered, of course that was the end of my carrer and try to start a new life…
Lucky me, all my symptoms stabilize the next 3-4 years and I was able to start my own business in Tokyo. My goal was to save money because I knew that someday MS will be back….
I was going back and force between Tokyo and Bangkok for my work and the woman that I love.
Unfortunatly, in 2008, MS catch up with me, and very fast…up to the point that I could not walk whithout a cane.
In Bangkok, I met the right people during those years and at the time, after lots of reading and talking, the only solution for my MS was the chemo and stem cells.
The doctors and hospital I’ve dealt with had experiences about chemo and stem cells but never with someone and MS…so it wasn’t easy to convince them…but we’ve finally agreed on doing the procedure. My goal was to get better but the doctors told me that this procedure was only to stop the progression.
They took my own stem cells, I went to clean room for about 3 weeks where they destroy my immune system, that wasn’t fun…and they put back my stem cells.
And it really stopped the progression until today, I could feel it, before the procedure, I was going down very fast…but unfortunately, not much improvements…until I heard about CCSVI…(sorry for the long thread).
Am I happy about this treatment after more than one year? of course I am, I will be in wheelchair today if I haven't done it.
Was it easy? No, compare to ccsvi
Will I do it again? I really hope not!
Do I hate MS? hummmm, let me think about that one....
Tomorow, I'll talk about my ccsvi procedure in Bulgaria.