cheerleader wrote:I think it would be best not to steal the good doc's thunder.
He has been working on this for twenty years. I sort of feel badly for taking some of the wind out of his sails by broadcasting CCSVI before he was able to bring forward all of the research.
I can truly understand your concern, however, I have to say I disagree at this point. Zamboni has published numerous articles, so, people will know it was from him. Not wishing to put words or thoughts into Zamboni's mouth, but when confronted by Dr Dake, he apparently was very forthright with information.
And if two Australians can get a knobel for stomach ulcers (which they personally admit involved an accident of dumb luck), I feel that Zamboni would definitely get my vote! I'd buy da T-shirt!
My "concern" is that there are people out there who do not have access to the internet, or have not been as lucky as we have been to stumble accross this news, but could be in MUCH worse condition than us. They need hope, they need to know. Hate to get all dramatic here, but its bigger than us, or Zamboni or who gets credit. Peoples lives are involved here. Mothers, fathers, children and siblings. I am "lucky" in that I could wait a few months, however, others out there are at the end of their options with 6+ EDSS's, and no will to live.
cheerleader wrote:I know you think your doc has the best intentions, and I hope he does. But you may want him to wait until he has a chance to read all the research.
I have seen, and I think I understand how he thinks. These people are not idiots, they will not make a decision now that they will NEVER go back on once all the proof is in place. Even if they disregard it now, I am sure he has too little time to waste on sabotaging Zamboni's work. And I couldn't even think of an EFFECTIVE way he could.
cheerleader wrote:Let's just be patient and let the research speak for itself before we go nuts with the press and public figures? OK?
Sorry, but as you guessed, I have to say "no" right now. I personally can afford to be patient as I am about EDSS 3.5. If I was at the upper ranges of EDSS, I do not think I would of been around right now to wait. There are people doing it a lot tougher than me.