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Thank you Jamie and Mel!

Since your post about "What a wonderful trip" keeps getting hijacked, I thought I'd start a new one for you. I realized I hadn't told you how glad I was that Mel's checkup went fine and that you guys deserved a great weekend and I'm so glad it went well for you. PLEASE continue to share your experiences with us. There are so many people who want to know how Mel is doing and you ...
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post surgical followup

So does everyone who gets the stents have to go back out 2 months later to be checked out?

Just wondering since I don't really have a lot of money for plane tickets, hotels, etc ... for some reason I didn't consider the followup needs until today.
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Eduard Rindfleisch (1836-1908)

Dr. Eliott Frohman spoke of Dr. Rindfleisch and his theory of venous congestion in Bologna, and I finally got around to reading some of his observations of MS brains.

Further insight into the pathophysiology of MS was provided by Eduard Rindfleisch, a 19th century German pathologist, who analysed post-mortem brain samples from MS patients.

In 1863, Rindfleisch reported a key finding that paved the way for theories of inflammatory involvement in the aetiology of MS. ...
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Holly's Obituary and Donation Fund

To All,
Holly's sister, Trudy, sent me a copy of the obituary - the family wanted it posted on TIMS.
We also now have a way to make a donation in memory of Holly thanks to the hard work of Cheryle aka "Needled".

Holly's Obituary
Holly Elizabeth Shean, born December 18, 1958, died on August 19,
2009. She is survived by her parents, James and Dorothy Shean, her
three sisters Trudy Roughgarden, Jill Griffith and ...
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CCSVI and epigentics

I posted this something similar in the genes section.
I watched a programme yesterday all about epigenetics and identical twins.
They studied 2 cases where 1 twin developed Lukemia and the other didn't and in another set of twins 1 developed Type 1 diabetes and the other didn't. They concluded that the enviroment would have changed their epigenetics as they were 100% genetic clones of eachother.

The reason I am writing this in the ...
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Question if this tool would be usefull..

Here's a copy of a post from the LDN thread about alcohol. It refers to a web page where they have some scans of blood flow in brains of people wo have different issues. Just wondering if this could be a diagnostic tool for before/after CCSVI interventions...
NHE wrote:Alcohol also doesn't help the brain. In fact, quite the opposite occurs. It restricts blood flow to the brain which can be seen in these Single Photon Emission ...
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Message for Out218

For some reason I cant send you a says user not I tried a few times and since it still would not go, I didn't want you to think I wasn't answering, because everyone has been so great to me on TIMS, answering my questions and here is the PM I tried to send to you...hope you get this!

Hi Steve...It sure was bad last week (the flooding)...we fared OK once it ...
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appt today w/vascular doctor

Well Dr Razavi was very nice. I took my mri and he said it looks like MS to him.(I'm in limbo)

He then asked what brought us to his office? Well my husband explained everything to him better then I ever could thankfully.

He was very surprised that we knew about CCSVI and asked where I had found the information since it is all so new. I told him and he mentioned that he has ...
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MS but not a single stenosis?! Help!

Hi to all from Germany!

I start reading this forum a few weeks ago and its great. I ever hoped to find a forum like this!

After reading the Zamboni papers and the posts of the luky ones who had been treaten by dr Dake, i i wanted to call him by myselfe and travel all the way to Stanford. But first i had the chance to get an MRV done here in Germany. This ...
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New Patient=ME

I am officially scheduled for testing on October 16th and consult/procedure on October 19th!
Yes, there is a torturous weekend in between! And, I have been told I will not get my results, even if I ask:(
I am thrilled to be going so quickly. I think my flexibility and some scheduling changes acted in my favor. But that is just a guess. I booked my flight last night. I still have hotel arrangements to ...
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