I realize everybody has their own political preferences. I also realize promises seem to dematerialize easily when the money has finished changing hands. The one factor in all this I feel that is something of a guarantee if such can be said to exist, is the tenaciousness of Dr. Duncan, who has, as we know, what always counts more: a personal agenda. If anything can hold anybody to a promise either of federally-funded national clinical trials or of a wide-open payment for the venoplasty procedures for CCSVI on provincial health insurance formularies, likely both, it will be her.
She does keep busy even with that, as you can see on her web pages, which are full of stuff targeted at people who have heard of neither 'MS' nor CCSVI. So it might take her a minute or two.
I have my own political leanings. While my father always voted Liberal come hell or high water, I never have. Never voted Communist, either. This election is very different, for me. I will do all I can for the Liberal party, give them money, time, applause, whatever it takes. I realize there are other Canadians who have a lot of other issues, and to me, the human race is in as much danger from the misbehaviour of Canadian politicians as anything else, short of nuclear war.
Politics and economics being so heavily influenced by what you want, and what you need, I don't expect to be able to change a lot of votes. I will try. I will also be at those debates at the old Ottawa train station. I expect to hear what we all want to hear.
Also: I put a couple of web links in my email to my expat friend. So, just for 'fun' I watched the W5 show again (I don't think I need to watch Kirsty Duncan again; I practically have it memorized). It is interesting after all that has gone on, to see those people again: Dr. Zamboni, Avis Favoro, Dr. Haacke, and not least Jeff (on piano and trumpet) and Cheerleader! The Italian patient, the tennis player, who influenced my own son. Worth seeing again.
Oh, that's funny. It's funny because it immediately made me think of Oscar Wilde's supposed last words: "This wallpaper is killing me..."
In Canada there is an election under way. The so-called Conservative George Bush wannabe Reform Party Alliance Party Stephen Harper party is in the lead. Michael Ignatieff (author, Harvard and Oxford professor) is thhe leader of the Liberal Party. The Member of Parliament for Etobicoke, Ontario is Dr. Kirsty Duncan.
In November of 2009, a CTV program was broadcast featuring a doctor from Italy, who seemed to have discovered what may be the cause of 'MS'. He had discovered a congentital abnormal obstruction of the veins draining the brain (jugulars, azygos). He had had his own wife, along with a group of MS patients, given a venoplasty procedure, to use tiny balloons to clear these venous obstructions as best they could. The patients experienced drastic, unexpected, long-lasting improvements. Some even said they had forgotten what it was like to be healthy.
There are many facts but those were the main ones. My neurologist, in Ottawa, working with the 'MS' Society and the Harper government, has done his best to derail this treatment. It doesn't use enough drugs.
400 people per year in Canada alone die of this disease. Dr. Zamboni named it CCSVI (Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency). That is why it is a matter of life and death.
Watch the following and you will know a lot of the story:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgqmHimQ ... dded#at=16
If you have time, here is the original CTV program.http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/WFive/2009112 ... ?s_name=W5
We need Dr. Kirsty Duncan to be Mike Ignatieff's Minister of Health. Canadians are dying.
CCSVI deaths in Canada per year = 400
Number of deaths in battle of Paschendaele = 140,000
Number of Canadians dead and wounded in Pascendaele = 15,000
Time all Paschendaele deaths would take in Canada, of CCSVI = 350 years
Time all Paschendaele deaths would take in world, of CCSVI = 10 years
Time Canadian Paschendaele casualties would take as Canadian CCSVI deaths = 37 years
Time Canadian Paschendaele casualties would take as worldwide CCSVI deaths = 13.5 months
Time battle of Paschendaele took = 2 months
Ground gained per dead soldier at Paschendaele = 2 inches
I had the treatment 7 months ago in Albany New York.
I am feeling better. Might even walk again someday, or play guitar. Already I play piano a bit.
We need a Liberal majority government.
What are you working on? Glad to hear you are doing well. Don't ask me more about CCSVI, if you ever want to hear the end of it.
On 4/10/2011 8:39 PM, xxxxxx wrote:
> I wasn'taware that me father fayled you, altbough I'm sure that is immaterial after what you hAve been/are going through.
> Does the need to vote Liberal have something to do with health care? Please tell me.
> I am well cancer free for the moment and working right at this moment.
> please edcuse the spelling the keypad on this ipbone is killing me