Has anyone received the following letter from Dr. S? Got this on Jan. 23, 2010:
At the moment the waiting list for endovascular treatment of CCSVI in EUROMEDIC centre in Katowice, Poland is over one year long. Therefore, we cannot put more patients at this list, since a several-year-long queue makes no sense.
We must prepare a new centre in order to manage more patients. You will be informed when such a centre will be ready, hopefully by the end of this year.
An estimated cost of endovascular treatment of CCSVI will be probably 10 000-15 000 US$
You will be contacted, regarding costs and dates, by the Administration.
Marian Simka, MD
I just want to say how miffed I am at the tone of this letter.
It's sent to the many people (like me) who have written Dr. Simka and are awaiting anxiously and hopefully for his response.
He knows this. So why not spend more than a second or two writing back? And maybe a bit more compassionateley or professionally?
Yes, he's a very busy man, I understand that.
but this is a 'blow off' letter, and it sucks!:
I've got my schedule full for well over a year now, therefore,
I cant see you for a long, long...long friggin time! But when I can Ill let ya know! Oh, and its not gonna be 6 or 7 thousand, try 10 to 11 thousand. I dun told some of my buddies about the client potential here so we're looking into a new facility as well.
Let us not annoint a very nice business man just yet, he could have written this a bit more carefully or compassionetely. If your going to write a response and address it to many people who are ill, do it right and with some scrupels! Take more than a friggin second to write it!
Real easy to do that.