Countdown: 12 days away...
See, like an old hotel, I skipped right past the number 13. Not taking any chances with bad luck...and I was busy yesterday with other things, like secret projects and having the flu.
I've always considered myself lucky. After getting diagnosed with MS, I had to reconsider that. Even if I still felt lucky and fortunate and happy, MS is about as bad-luck as it gets.
CCSVI, on the other hand, is good-luck. When we go to get our dopplers or our MRVs, we are hoping for CCSVI to be found. Any bad-luck in CCSVI happened back in the womb; the good-luck is right now, when CCSVI is found, because CCSVI can be treated.
There was a study on luck that I read about in a magazine a few years ago (Scientific American? Psychology Today? Something along those lines.) The researchers had the participants fill out a survey to assess how lucky they considered themselves. Then they gave them a newspaper and asked them to count how many times something, like the letter T, appeared in the headlines throughout the newspaper. On the second page there was a box that said, "The Letter 'T' appears 63 times in this newspaper." The people who considered themselves lucky were much more likely to notice that.
So, those of us here who are lucky, perhaps it's just that we are paying attention. 99% of Americans have not yet heard of CCSVI, but we have, and we've got it, and we're getting treated. We are the lucky ones.
Feeling lucky for you, Cece!