Also, even without any treatment options, MS charts its own course. 'Caregiver' status is hardly inevitable.
Agreed but I'm probably preaching to the choir when I point out that she was diagnosed in 2006 and has experienced no progression but for some reason when it concerns MS it feels like time passing is getting you closer to the other shoe dropping rather than giving the feeling that you might come out of it unscathed.
That's the worse part of MS, Lyon, the toll that fear takes on the person suffering from it and their loved ones. I grew up with it in that my father had MS but he ended up scarcely having a problem. Though I wasn't so lucky, it made it easier for me not to give any ground to fear in my life and career.
It sounds to me that your wife's condition is stable and that you can afford to see how these developments pan out. Let's hope she stays so! In the meantime keep in mind that the people who post on this site generally are the worser cases since those who aren't experiencing any problems are less likely to visit sites like these.
Also, the fear doesn't get any better after treatment. Instead, fear of getting worse is replaced by the more nagging fear of re-stenosis and having it wipe out any improvements that you've experienced. So fear not, I guess?
Wow Jug your coment about being ant-CCSVI sure gave me a case of dejavu! For the sake of avoiding an argument let us assume CCSVI is actually a medical condition. You are saying I am anti a medical condition? I wonder if there are any people who are anti-atherosclerosis? Or maybe anti-hypertension? Maybe anti- genital warts??? If you are saying CCSVI is some kind of movement(political, patient) I guess you could say someone was either pro or anti but I loook at CCSVI as an unproven medical hypothesis put forth by Dr. Zamboni . Maybe sometimes some of us are talking about two different things?
Conversely scorpion, those of us who are pro-CCSVI aren't in favour of people getting it. People who are pro-CCSVI believe in both its existence as a medical condition and that it plays an important role in MS. People who are anti-CCSVI generally say things like "let us assume CCSVI is actually a medical condition" and "CCSVI as an unproven medical hypothesis put forth by Dr. Zamboni."
So I happen to think that I am on solid footing, etymologically speaking, that you are such a bug.