It's good to see you here, ozarkcanoer. It is really upsetting about the two occlusions though.
It is possible that there are people for whom the collaterals are sufficient, who then do not end up getting MS, and we never know about them.
Here in this random forum that came up in googlehttp://www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Dise ... ow/1086947
they are a group of heart patients discussing collaterals in heart disease. One of them says that they know someone who lost 30% of his heart muscle because he did not grow collaterals. It is something we have not talked about much: are there differences among us as to how efficient we are at growing collaterals? Can Pharma provide a drug that strengthens and increases our collaterals, especially for those who have untreatable CCSVI? What about exercise?