Sharon wrote:Kathryn - The practice squad is trying to help you all out -- we are not going away.
To whom much is given, much is required.
Yeah, nobody knows what the acceptance part is, who gets in, or how it will all work. I tried reaching Dr. D on the red Batphone, no luck. My thought has always been there will be a full spectrum of patient types, from PP to SP to RR, ages, the whole panoply. Geographical location is not one of the factors as far as I know. If you can hike/bike/fly or crawl there, you are eligible.
From what I recall though, there will be some stented/angioplastied, and some not, then at the end everyone has the option who wasn't first stented. Keeping in mind as you well stated, the ones that got bumped last year that were already scheduled get dibs.
So from that, it seems a logical presumption that some will need to make two trips out there, if they opt in for the surgery after testing of course. (assuming they have something to operate ON).
For those of us first 65/70 that are still here, I for one am at your disposal in whatever way I can help. I want EVERYONE to get the placebo effect!