Okay ..it looks like things got a little sideways here .
Some of my posts were misunderstood. Radek seemed to be the only one that got the message. I aided and abetted everything by using the bold function in my comments. To my horror ....when I submitted my posts ..MOST of it was in bold ! Yet my preview was normal text. Yikes. When I saw the post , I thought - OhOh , that 's going to look bad
Lesson learned ...no more BOLD until I learn how to turn the damn function off ! OK Cheer ?
My opinion on CCSVI. I think it is real. I have been following the progression of the idea here on This Is MS. Thanks to some very bright people , this concept has captured great interest. And hope.
In addition to providing us with an amazing amount of eye opening research material , these incredible people have actually stepped up to the plate and put themselves into the operating theatre. WOW.
I cannot wait to read the posts of Dignan , MrRhodes , and most of all our dynamo ...Cheerleader. I also read all other CCSVI posts ....everyones opinion here is important. Even Bob's.
You cannot help but feel the frustration , agony , and another dozen emotions that various posters build into their posts. And this is a great place to deal with it. BUT . Some of the frustration and comments are a little over the top......and I have suggested on several occasions that perhaps the best policy is to be respectful ....while disagreeing.
But as Cheerleader has posted ....even the doctors can get rude. Sad.
I found this incredible forum while searching for information on MS drugs.Then followed the TOVAXIN[sp] and Revimune [sp] stories.
Which in turn , lead me to CCSVI.
Like thousands of others , I was content with lurking , as eventually any question I had ...would be posted by others. When some CCSVI questions I had , were never addressed, I registered.
To repeat : I think the CCSVI concept is solid. It looks like the answer.
However there are some serious problems and hurdles facing CCSVI .
They are : [1 ] So far , few doctors are onside with this.
[ 2 ] M S Society's are ignoring or luke warm to the idea
[ 3 ] Neuro's seem not interested
[ 4 ] The media attention - or lack of - is glaring
I hope this all changes when Dr.Zamboni publishes his work.