As far as I know ..... the reason this happened has never been revealed. I suspect ... a faulty stent .
I have spoken personally to the unfortunate soul involved in this incident, and I don't think I'll be breaking any confidences to simply say that faulty hardware was not the reason behind the stent migration…
I never had the impression that faulty hardware was an issue. radek was a very
early adopter, truly a pioneer, and his experience added a knowledge that is invaluable. He did invite me to telephone him, but I have a problem with telephones, and am unable (bit of weirdness). Did he make a sacrifice for the rest of us? I doubt it. From my own experience, it was all about being rid of the demon, and having some of my life back. I honestly did not think of anyone but myself in the week before, or week after (other than my kid). I have been told (by People without MS), that I am brave for going to Poland. Pshaw! I am not brave enough to face more blackness. I was not desperate either, but it all made sense to me. I had the procedure and experienced a great, and very real benefit. It did not last. Because of radek's story, and because of Doc Sclafani, Doc Sinan, and a lot others' views, and from my own sense, I won't have stents, and not because of worries about migration. (what is the topic again?)
For the record; Dr. Simka is not stenting left, right and centre. In my cohort of six, only one received but one stent. She has had the most profound improvements (was in a wheel chair). Furthermore, Dr, Simka is into radiology, and does not do the surgeries. He may have been present, but due to the gas I was given, and the fact that I could not look around, I do not know. He did tell me when he scanned me that he thought that I would need a stent, but that was not the case in the procedure.
From my perspective, and at least 4 others of we six, CCSVI, and the Liberation Procedure are the real deal. It seems to be not necessarily so that the lesser the disability, the greater the recovery, either. I think, from my cohort, SPMS and PPMS will have a harder row to hoe. Although I am "classified" as RRMS, I think that I have been "SPMS" for the last 10 years, or so. My relief was immediate, and in some measures, long-lasting. Cognition was one area that I saw no improvement, and a continued worsening.
I am now completely lost.
Am I even vaguely on-topic?