Thank you, HappyPoet. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I read that email this morning.
The lesson we should all take from this is not to give up. While you are on a waiting list, get the research papers and go to a IR for a consultation. Bring it up. Discuss it. Hand papers over. Encourage that the papers be read. Repeat until you get success.
As this IR said, CCSVI is a hot topic in the IR community now- so strike while that iron is hot and get treated locally. If I could do it- and I am a shmuck- anyone can.
Three veins angioplastied. One renewed life.