That's fabulous news for you Issy. The MacMaster/St Joseph's study is a critical part of Dr. Mark Hacke's research. Many Canadians would love to be part of what we think will be a ground-breaking study. Dr. Haake is really on the leading edge of CCSVI.
When did you put your name on the list for Albany? The waiting period seems to be quite long for Canadians, who will be treated at the outpatient clinic.
I think it is very unlikely MacMaster will have approval to do treatment or even treatment trials any time soon (although I would love to be wrong about that!) Dr. Sandy McDonald in Barrie has done hundreds of Doppler ultrasounds and has been waiting months for approval and funding of a clinical trial.
So, for now just go ahead with the MacMaster study and see where it goes from there. You can make a decision about Albany when you are called by them.
And, welcome to thisisms!