Your efforts to reach out on behalf of your wife are admirable. We all feel this sense of joy and apprehension over CCSVI. I am excited because this is the first truly positive development I have seen (although I did elect to go on Rebif in 2002), but we many of us are now in a waiting mode for the testing and treatment to become broadly available.
I just wanted to mention that I have battled anemia for years, culminating in a major bout, several secondary infections, and surgery last Fall. Because I don't eat meat, everyone assumed it was my diet. But I do eat shellfish, which, it turns out, can have even more iron than beef. So now I take iron supplements because anemiz made me far more ill, in combination with my MS, than I have ever been before.
And yes, I have trouble swallowing too. It is getting progressively worse and I have to be careful every time I eat or take pills.
I'm sure you know this, but MS, anemia, and trouble swallowing are all "high risk" factors for complications from the flu. You must be very diligent to keep flu germs away from your home and wife!
In terms of CCSVI, I believe if it is possible to stop the venous flow deficiencies, that must surely help everyone. Just because one nerve pathway is damaged does not mean our brains won't slowly re-wire now that they don't have circulatory issues to deal with! The very criticism some have levelled at Dr. Zamboni's work ("it's too soon to tell") means we don't know the full BENEFITS either.
I wish you and your wife well. Stay strong!
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