Why are you waiting a year to get the actual treatment is that how far out they are nowadays?
Thank you for your kind reply.
As far as I know, no---that's not how long the wait is nowadays. My decision to wait a year is really a personal choice. I am a 28-year-old doctoral student right now, and I still have another 9 credits of coursework to complete---plus my General Examination to take---before I will be "ABD" (="all but dissertation"). In the meantime, my entire life (i.e. - jobs, and therefore income; health insurance, because it's tied into both my status as a full-time grad student *and* my employment as a Research Assistant within my program, etc.) is dependent upon my continued participation within my program.
I am single and do not have family that would support me financially while I recovered.
Therefore I had a choice:
1. Gte HiCY THIS summer, and go back to school in September---unlikely, given the time needed to get appointments, coordinate a trip to Baltimore, get approved, undergo treatment, and recover....plus July is out because I have to testify in the aforementioned trial
2. Get HiCy next summer, probably in June, thus allowing myself 2-3 months to recover before I begin writing my dissertation.
Obviously #2 was both the more logical and the more feasible option.
HiCy is not going anywhere, and I haven't even had MS for a year yet.
No need to rush.