As a relative Newbie (although I think that I'm a Family Member now), I say thanks for the welcome! I joined after the W5 special, but I belonged to some kind of forum when my husband (then boyfriend) was diagnosed 12 years ago. That was before Google and the best we could find on the internet was the Swank diet, which was actually pretty good. I was trying to do what cheer was did, that is, find something revolutionary, and even had access to scientific journals because I was working as a research scientist.
There was nothing like CCSVI at the time, but even if there was, I'm pretty sure that I would not have had the tenacity to go as far as cheer did. She is truly impressive!!! I don't know if it is just my character, or maybe, being a scientist I would have perceived roadblocks that were not actually there and would have stopped looking for a Dr. Dake.
Also wanted to say that you guys are hilarious!!(as well as caring, intelligent, etc). There have been many times that I laughed out loud at the computer after reading some of the old posts and the new posts!
Thanks for welcoming the newbies!