prairie wrote:The article is clearly written or copied from the plaintiffs' attorney information, so the 'facts' are as they wish to present them.
What the real facts are will come out in court if it goes that far. I don't expect Stanford and Dr. Dake to also present their case through press releases, interviews and web posts - maybe they will, but I doubt it.
The point here I would surely love to make, and have been making since my four STENTS were implanted in 2009, and continue to function admirably, with nary a complication whatsoever, is that the rest of us, (Oliver, Holly and Mark excluded, and delineated, not ignored and certainly not forgotten)is that there are many others who had positive,long lasting improvements as a result of long lasting, open veins, due to stents, period.
Do not take away from other's improvements, long lasting as they may be, and please, pleas do not take this as a stent advertisement, it is not, I believe that those of us with patent, open stents are THE test model not for how things should be per se, not at all, I do not reccommend anyone get stents unless absolutely necessary after other repeated angioplasties have failed, but please, please, stop margianalizing us as some kind of freaks to be ignored and mitigated, as we dont have the standard MO in effect now coursing through our veins.
I already put up with this crap with the so called Alliance, and Marc Stecker, so I have stents, they remain patent, I do not recc. them for anyone else, so ostracize me all you want, it does NOT change the fact my MS, symptoms and otherwise has been fully under control for over three years straight, at the same time my stents have remained open and flowing.
To me, that only shows that consistently open veins are a win win.
If that gets in the way of someone's political agenda to turn this is some PC "good for the media masses" nonsense then screw em, I dont care, tired of the pussyfooting around with people that only care what they GET out of this, rather what they can put INTO it.
This website has been killed off because it had too much of an open discussion, in favor of controlled tidbits of disseminated information coming through Facebook. IE a one-way check valve.
The truth matters, we should be be able to discuss it freely without fear of ramifications, ostracization etc.
But its all about image, its all about people "only playing doctor on the internet, not in real life".
Since this site has effectively been demobilized (quite well I may add) as a true source, and used primarily as a recruiting tool for hits on other blogs, fundraisers, and other websites, then I suppose my perfunctory diatribe will largely go unnoticed.
And thats okay.
I'm down with Dr. Dake
I'm down for Oliver.
I'm down for Holly.
I'm down for Carol Schimacher.
I'm down for CCSVI.
But I have no illusions either as to any and all of the above peacefully coexisting.
Look, this entire thing had "tragic story" written on it from the very beginning.
A perfect fairy tale ending was never in the cards.
We are human, we screw up, we learn, make the most of it, dont forget the past, and move on the best we can.
For those looking to make careers and names on plaques out of this, striving for recognition, and a place in infamy, I say, "screw you, get the hell out of the way, this isn't about YOU".
It has been, and always will be, about those still suffering now and seeking out the Kevorkians for a way out(see latest news).
We are not that hopeless, and we never give up....