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Postby Edser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:17 am

Good afternoon TiMS,
The Hospital/Clinic in Katowice(Poland) also excepts credit cards & if that has changed since i was there 03/12/2009 you are given the bill prior to leaving the hospital & you have something like 6 weeks to transfer them the money.Best of luck to everyone thats going for the Procedure.
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Re: CCSVI

Postby L » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:31 am

Edser wrote:..you are given the bill prior to leaving the hospital & you have something like 6 weeks to transfer them the money..


I think it's been changed now to payment in advance. One or two people left with their new veins never to be heard of again apparently..
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Postby cervin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:21 am

They do require the whole payment upfront now.
I know because I wired allbthe money yesterday.
I'll be there for treatmentarch 23/24!!
HOORAY!!!
anyone else with these dates?
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Same Same!!!

Postby Badger » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:14 am

I have also sent my payment and my appointment is also 23/24th of March. You may be in the bed next to me!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
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Postby cervin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:30 am

I am looking forward to it. Badger what is your name, so i don't call you by your TIMS handle?

I am so excited!!
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Postby Zeureka » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:18 am

Wow ! That looks like a great club for that week! Wish you all the best!

And also have good news! Since had problems for my precise date (one is given it rather shortly before), at first thought it meant had to cancel (since they had replied I would be put on end of waiting list for end 2011, if do not confirm it within 24 hours)...

But when explained my problem they understood, switched me within the list, and now accommodated me for this spring! 8)
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Postby acol » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:32 am

HI ceci & Badger
You can warm the bed up for me! I am 24th and 25th. :lol:
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23/24th March

Postby Badger » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:22 pm

Will do!! :wink:
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Postby acol » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:48 pm

Well done Zeureka, very pleased that this has been sorted. I have found Euromedic very helpful regarding e-mails and a few phone calls. My booking was more complicated because we required 2 hotel rooms.
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Postby pgm1 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:43 pm

Wow March seems to be a very busy month,

How many people do they operate on a day?

And we are all in the same Hotel,what a party :lol

I look forward to meeting everyone :)
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Postby moochsid » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:56 pm

I'm off to Poland on 30th and 31st March. My parents were polish but I've never been to Katowice but am brushing up my childhood polish. Iza from Edinburgh.
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Postby babiezuique » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:30 pm

I have my apointement for next january!

I just wanted to wish you the best! I'm so exited... I would like to be with you all... Take care...we are liveing someting now we never tought would be possible... to see in our live!

Bless you all!
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Postby Zeureka » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:35 pm

acol wrote:Well done Zeureka, very pleased that this has been sorted. I have found Euromedic very helpful regarding e-mails and a few phone calls. My booking was more complicated because we required 2 hotel rooms.

Wow Nigel, you bring your family?

Thank you all that go in March for testing out the rooms. Too long to keep the beds warm until I come, but in spring hope the sun will do. I look forward to see Katowice in this lovely season of change and positiveness to warmer times ! Only know it from my doppler with icy snow weather and another hotel, even though was also a kind of romantic misterious atmosphere.

And so many nice people I met ! Including hospital, which had the chance to visit. It was like just arriving and although meeting new people, meeting a little family. Well, I knew two people just from reading TIMS (had not even chatted with them) and VERY funny when met them there without expecting it :D.

The first morning I met Erika - she was sitting there having breakfast in my same hotel, I thought cannot be true (only the two of us were in the breakfast bar) and I had not known she was there!...and she told me: Simka will come to pick me up in 5 mins to visit Pepe and his wife in hospital, want to come with us? Oh yes, I wanted to ! It was like in a science-fiction movie.

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Postby ErikaSlovakia » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:14 am

Zeureka wrote:The first morning I met Erika - she was sitting there having breakfast in my same hotel, I thought cannot be true (only the two of us were in the breakfast bar) and I had not known she was there!...and she told me: Simka will come to pick me up in 5 mins to visit Pepe and his wife in hospital, want to come with us? Oh yes, I wanted to ! It was like in a science-fiction movie.

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- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse
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Postby Pepe » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:31 am

Hi Erika and Steffi,

Oh yes!... that moment have left us a good memory! It was 47 days ago. And I would like to tell you that Maria is doing well. She is improving as I reported 1 month after the intervention. As you can suppose, after several years worsening...at the moment, we are very very very... happy. Among other improvements, the most remarkable one is the decreased fatigue.

Un grande abrazzio!

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María was Dx RRMS 1996. SPMS since 2003; Dx CCSVI by Dr. Simka on Dec.-2009; Balloon angioplasty on Jan.-2010 in Katowice (Poland); Betaseron (2000-2009); Tysabri since June 2009. BBD since 2003. IBT since Jan.-2010.
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