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Postby HeidiAnn » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:39 pm

If I weren't on Cymbalta for nerve pain in my legs I'd be crying for joy at your Thanksgiving message, Dr. Sclafani. :wink: Your announcement and gratitude list have totally overwhelmed me. Your humility and honesty and heart have endeared me to you forever.

And I give gratitude to you, and ALL of the Interventional Radiologists dedicating their careers to those of us with MS that need this Liberation so very badly.

God speed in your journey.
Best to all,
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Postby blossom » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:14 pm

dr. sclafani, there is not much else that can be said that others haven't covered. it is great news!! everything you have done to get ccsvi out of the closet will forever be remembered by everyone. the time you have taken to be here for us is very rare and only a special person would do this.

you have went through a lot yourself with the irb's etc.

but, you are proof that it is hard to keep a good man down. THANK YOU!
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Postby lovebug » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:29 pm

Obviously words cannot even begin to say the ever lasting gratitude we have for you for never giving up the `fight` for all MS patients. You are truly dedicated to the cause of CCSVI. We in Canada and the U.S. and well lets not forget the rest of the world all join in to say `THANK YOU` Dr. Sclafani. We wish you the very best in 2011 in being able to finally do the CCSVI surgery again................
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Happy Thanksgiving

Postby jozee » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:54 am

Congratulations Dr. S...Happy Thanksgiving!

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Postby SaintLouis » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:40 pm

Wonderful news!!!!!! THANK YOU for not giving up on this!
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Postby leetz » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:11 pm

Thank you to the Lord for putting dedicated and determined Doctor's in with us fighting this horrible disease! Many Thanks!
GOD BLESS.... CCSVI treatment Dr. Siskin great doc....symptom's improved for about 3 week's (gait, balance, spasticity) now back to square 1...
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Postby coach » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:18 pm

Better late than never. Didn't get on yesterday. What a lovely post Dr. S. Congratulatons! Hope you and your family had a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving. All of us have much for which to be thankful. An attitude of gratitude can go a long way.
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Postby pklittle » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:23 pm

Dear Dr. Sclafani,


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Postby hopeful2 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:02 pm

Dr. Sclafani: I'm so glad you'll be starting to treat pwMS in January. This feels like every holiday of the year celebrated by every religion all rolled up together (kinda mind blowing)! Best to you :)

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Postby Drury » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Dr. Sclafani,

I am a little late in hearing your wonderful news. Your beautiful words and those of all the people that have congratulated you have sent the tears streaming down my face. What a gift you are to us all.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Postby msgator » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:52 pm

way to make me cry, as I catch up on my TIMS reading after a week away.

Thank you for your beautiful sentiments that you so beautifully put into words.


always look on the bright side of life

Veins opened 10/15/10. RIJV still on the small side. Feeling much better.
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Postby Karenems » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:43 am

Sometimes there are no words to express the emotions that things like this stir up. So glad that you're back to treating patients Dr. Sclafani. God bless!
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Postby simone » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:54 pm

May your good fortune continue and multiply.
Mazel tov!
So grateful to have you on our side.
With love :D
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Postby bluesky63 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:49 am

The patron saint of Thanksgiving is Moses. I think you are the new patron saint of CCSVI, parting the obstacles and finding the way forward. :-)

I'm late, as always, but as we say in my family, blessings on the meal. This is the best grace we could have hoped for. :-)
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