Longest month of my life!

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Longest month of my life!

Postby alby » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:35 pm

Dr. Simka has scheduled me for February 10th for testing, and 11 for the procedure if any found. I am sure they would find vein problems.

The wait is so LLLLONNNNGG.
Every day seems like a month.
Can't wait.

I am so excited, even if I don't get any improvement (I'm sure I will), I'll be happy with stabilizing.

We are all on quest to defeat this disease for us, for our children, and everyone who might get this dreadful disease. We must win, we will win.

And who are the heroes? Dr. Zamboni, Dr. Simka, and their teams, to be the first to "boldly go where no man has gone before" as captain Kirk said it.:D :D :D :D :!:
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Postby Mutley » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:08 pm

That's graet news alby, the wait will be worth it!!
Mutley goes to Poland 1st symptom was Optic Neuritis in 1998, DX RRMS Jan 2001, DX SPMS 2007. Last EDSS by doctor 7.5
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Postby magoo » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:19 pm

Congrats Alby!!!!!!!!!
The wait will be worth it. I am so happy for you. Keep us posted.
Rhonda~
Treated by Dake 10/19/09, McGuckin 4/25/11 and 3/9/12- blockages in both IJVs, azy, L-iliac, L-renal veins. CCSVI changed my life and disease.
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Postby crocky » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:03 pm

All the very best to you Alby - hope the month passes quickly for you - I absolutely understand how slowly its going - I have to wait until April - All the very best to you, and as others have said before me, keep us all updated! - Love Suzanne
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Postby Rainbolt » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:24 pm

So jealous - but also sooooo happy to see another MSer who will hopefully be seeing great positive changes soon! Good luck! I can't wait to see you posting about how it's working for you!!!
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Got my ticket1

Postby alby » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:13 pm

i bought my tickets to Poland and hotel reservation. i am pretty much ready to go. another 30 days to go. I don't want much, just stabilizing would make me happy, so we'll see what happens.
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Postby Mutley » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:59 am

That's great news alby, we're all ticking the days off with you!
Mutley goes to Poland 1st symptom was Optic Neuritis in 1998, DX RRMS Jan 2001, DX SPMS 2007. Last EDSS by doctor 7.5
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29 days and counting.

Postby alby » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:59 am

This year is the year that MS will be defeated. I love this group, everyone in it and support given. I am sure I will see a few of us over there, we might even be on the same flight. I will write in detail about my experience, you guys can count on it.
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Postby ozarkcanoer » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:05 pm

alby,

I know a month seems like a long time, especially with MS. But just think, you have a definite date !!! We will be looking forward to your posts and progess of course. And remember that February is when the first 500 Buffalo subjects will be unblinded !! February is a great month.

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Postby pgm1 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Hi alby,

A little less than a month now,so happy for you :D
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Postby annad » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:16 pm

Alby,
that's so exciting! When did you contact them for your appointment? I'm wondering how long the wait is.
best wishes to you!!!
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It is conditional.

Postby alby » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:05 pm

I contacted Dr. Simka in December, and told him about my desperate condition:
I am EDSS 7 or 7.5.
I am on Novantron chemotherapy, which I hate. Even with that I am still getting worse. I told him the truth about my worsening condition. Every day I am worse than the day before.
numbness, weakness of legs and arms, problem with fingers, bladder problem, stiffness of legs, spasticity. Right hand fingers starting to act up on top of numbness and weakness.

If I could afford to wait, I would, but the way I am spiraling down, I can't wait. Next year may be too late.

For those who are curious:
Flying from Los Angeles to Munich, non stop with Lufthanza, then to Katowice, arriving there around 11 PM.

I chose to fly back from Krakow, decided to stay there for couple of nights.
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Postby annad » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:13 pm

Keep up the fight! Stay strong and we WILL see an end to this 'thing'.
Thanks for replying back.
Safe trip and get well trip! :D
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Postby Katie41 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:38 pm

I'm so excited for you! Best of luck! Counting the days with you.
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