doris wrote:doris wrote:I am the "Lead case medical manager" for the entire hospital for it's international patients since I stepped down from working in surgery as a Cardiac nurse and have been since 2009. I am NOT paid by commission for ANY of my work!! I am very happy to respond openly and honestly to valid questions, but I will not respond to rude questions.
I am talking about Excel Hospital here. Since Excel has been banned from this site I wish everyone with MS & CCSVI all the best to them in finding the correct answer for their healthcare needs.
I didn't know they were banned, and I missed it if they were spamming anybody.
Facebook is going to ban me any time now for my petition posts.
I think it's good we hear from medical professional who independently want to answer questions. Maybe the videos of testimonials need their own sticky. I don't think we have enough traffic yet on bypass to need a sub-forum or whatever it's called. Most of the people I've seen considering it, or who've done it, are up to their necks in angioplasties , and bypass is a last ditch thing. They are still trying to treat CCSVI. Maybe their will even be another book about treatments! Including stents, bypass, (shudder tongue in cheek) chiro, atlas, jaw wiring, drugs, whatever; all treating CCSVI!
Seems to me a lot of people think angioplasty is the only solution to CCSVI, but there are those (I even know a couple of them quite well - you know who you are ) who have been told by IRs and vascular surgeons they can have no more angioplasties. So I think it's legitimate to discuss other options, especially for those people.
Does Excel offer angioplasty as well as a bypass? You have to admit it's a bit less invasive, risky, etc. right? Why don't you (doris) start a doris thread and if people keep posting to it, it'll be visible on the forum's front page even if it isn't sticky. Dr. Sclafani's thread has been there three years, maybe more, without being sticky. He's too busy answering questions and doing procedures, to be spamming, or advertising. The poor guy thought he was going to retire!
Anyway I've asked you one question, and it wasn't in a PM. OK?