You make this treatment as if it was getting over a bad flu. I have to disagree, this treatment is much more serious than having the flu.
You are correct. Shortly after my diagnosis, and after reading about HiCy here, I called Hopkins (I don't live far from there, and am pretty familiar with the hospital). Keep in mind, I was open to trying the treatment, and I was interested in making an appointment to discuss it.
I was told by someone at JH that this is a very aggressive treatment - it is full-blown chemo. (This still did not scare me off.) I was told it was probably not appropriate for my case, since I was newly diagnosed, and my symptoms were pretty mild. In any case, they will only take people that show enhancing lesions, and my MRI did not. That right there disqualified me. And, finally, I was told there was a several month waiting list for getting HiCy off-label. This had nothing to do with the supply of the drug, but the fact that many people had signed on, and the protocol calls for fairly in-depth patient monitoring. It's not simply a matter of a week of infusions and you're gone.
By the way, Red Penguins is a woman, named Keri.