Thanks to the terrific work of Adolfo and others in Melbourne, I had a consultation with Professor Thomson, this week. He is a very down to earth, easy going medical practitioner, very much in the mould of Professor Zamboni, himself. Prof Tee was very interested to see my venogram and MRV from Poland and the venogram from my Melbourne October procedure. He has arranged to do a venogram on me, April 1 when he'll check me over, check the RJ stent and see if he can do anything further, including my azygos which Prof Zi thought might have a membrane growing over it.
You guys have done well to get Prof Tee involved with CCSVI and Kerri's videos really help to demystify the whole process. One thing people noticed immediately after my op in Poland was that my face was smoother with more colour. Just looking at Kerri's videos before and after her op, am I seeing a healthier complexion?
One aspect of CCSVI in Oz which is important is to make sure that we don't get a situation like in San Francisco where Dr Dake was the only one operating and he got closed down, probably after complaints by neurologists. By getting other medical practitioners involved, this won't happen here. Prof Tee gave me the name of a Sydney IR who will also be able to do procedures. Interestingly, the Melbourne VS who did my October procedure rang me the other day and said that they had set up a committee of Australian and NZ vascular surgeons to advance CCSVI here. It was good to learn that the committee includes doctors who flatly refused to talk to me last September and they hope to bring Prof Zamboni out here soon. So the situation in Oz is starting to look pretty good.
Hi Phil - that is fantastic what you are saying about a committee. I have had similar concerns about putting too much spotlight on Prof T but he was more than happy for me to 'tell my friends' and clearly knows we are all 'talking.' Every new procedure promotes more discussion and questions for debate which is a good thing.
As for my complexion... not too sure - think it was the better camera I was using!! hahaha. Look forward to hear how you go on April Fools Day! Kerri