Our appointment on Dec. 1st is not a cancelation as far as I can tell. TFau reported on Oct. 13 that Dr. Siskin's office told him that they were just starting the December appointments. I guess we got one of the first ones. I figured we were near the top of the list based on what other Canadians had posted.
For non-Americans who will be treated in the clinic rather than the hospital in Albany, it seems they are calling those who were put on the waiting list at the end of May. We called May 26th.
You asked about the Doppler before. Since we haven't had any imaging done I assumed that the Doppler was required. They did say that if the Doppler didn't show anything then they would still do the venogram since it was the "gold standard". This makes me wonder why we should pay for the Doppler before if we are getting the venogram anyway. I assume it is so they have something to compare to when they do the post-op Doppler and any followup Dopplers.
After watching the Dr. Haacke video (http://www.ccsvi.org/
) I wish that MRV imaging was available.