wanted to let everyone know that i'll be heading to delhi, india for the ccsvi treatment on September 17th, 2010.
for background information on me, please see;
the procedure will be done at the fortis hospital in noida (a province of delhi) by dr. vikas gupta.
quite a few people have been asking me why india?
i am going to take a moment to outline my reasoning;
the more and more i have researched the ccsvi treatment, i have realized that the procedure is only half the battle, the care before, during and after the procedure is crucial to the success of it.
scans via doppler and mrv are done prior to the procedure to clearly identify the issues. once the procedure begins, the ballooning commences and the surgeon watches how the vein reacts to it. if the vein repeatedly collapses (after 2-3 attempts, a stent is put in. once completed, there is a 3-4 day period of which you are in the hospital recovering.
leaving the hospital, you are sent to a hotel for a period of 7 days which is due to the program's no fly time to help the body in healing and avoiding clotting.
during this time massage is done, health counseling and physio.
the day before leaving india, you head back to the hospital for another round of scans. providing all is well, you are given your file and discharged.
the flight is lengthy. 9 hours to frankfurt, germany, overnight at the sheraton (connected to the airport) then on to india (another 9 hours).
(this is all information based on questions i have asked the organizers and have confirmed by 5 of the patients i have spoken to over the telephone).
please my ms brothers and sisters, give me food for thought. questions/comments?
i am really excited, this has been a whirlwind of a decision.
started a facebook group (can't access from work and will be posting link later). i hope those of you who are members will join the group. i will be doing video updates daily while in india.