Well, its now been confirmed. My itinery is:
Accommodation B&B – Hotel Arena *** in Tychy
from 25/06/2010 to 03/07/2010 – 1 x room for 1 person (9 nights)
25/06/2010 - from Airport Katowice to Hotel Arena in Tychy
26/06/2010 - Hotel - Hospital in Zabrze (MRI)- Hotel Arena
27/06/2010 - Hotel Arena - Hospital in Tychy (neuro) – Hotel Arena
28/06/2010 - Hotel - Hospital in Tychy ( Color Doppler) – Hotel Arena
01/07/2010 - Hotel Arena - Hospital in Tychy (surgery)
02/07/2010 - Hospital in Tychy - Hotel Arena
04/07/2010 - from Hotel Arena in Tychy to Airport Katowice
MRI examination, Neurological consultation, Color Doppler ultrasound examination / consultation.
How did I get here?
That's a story in its own right. I have been on Copaxone since 2002 (and BTW, contrary to some other posts on here, I firmly believe that the drug does what it says - I always knew it would not alter the 'end point' of my MS progression - just make the journey there a little more sufferable by cutting out the relapses).
Anyway, I breached the prospect of CCSVI at my annual Neuro check-up in January of this year and was hit with a robust 'Non'. This was expected because my neuro is not only a man lacking any compassion but is also bereft of any imagination. NHS vascular surgeon also siad 'Non' because it was outside his field of expertise. So I paid to consult with a local vascular surgeon. He was fascinated by it, and my GP joined in the support. Unfortunately the vascular surgeon, after consulting with his radiologists, could not do the scans with the equipment at his disposal, but could get access at a cost of 800 UKL. I toyed with the idea, but pleaded notes to Poland, and fortunately this cancellation came up. I plan to sue the UK Health authority if the CCSVI works for me.
Last edited by MartinHalford
on Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
RRMS Dx 1983; Self EDSS 6.0