questor wrote:This is a very nice news clip. For those short on time, the subject turns to MS about 2 minutes 18 sec into the clip. He makes the best short statement on CCSVI treatment and its relationship to MS that I've ever heard (or read for that matter).
He has a new fan. I don't watch TV, so know very little about him.
I liked his explanations. Can't wait for the Dr. Oz show, it will be a full hour of packed CCSVI goodness and I think Montel will carry it off. It's very personal for him to film everything around getting CCSVI treated. I know my emotions were up, I can't imagine his wouldn't be. You just have to read one anecdote of someone helped by CCSVI and you know how much you want it for yourself.
We might have to live with him calling it surgery instead of surgical procedure but that is a fine point. To someone who has never heard of CCSVI it is a surprise to think MS and surgery and then the first worry for people is that it means brain surgery. Nope.
The video leads off with a discussion of the possibility of new drugs alleviating symptoms of MS and I don't know what new drugs those are? Alleviate is such a promising word. Alleviate promises to make it more bearable and, for someone such as Montel with unbearable neuropathic pain, how can the unbearable be made bearable? Most likely the new drugs are the new orals, which do not alleviate symptoms but can reduce relapses by a third or two thirds with some potentially fatal side effects. Although the conversation starter is on the drugs, it shifts immediately to CCSVI.