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by Dawna
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Foot Drop exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 62561

wonderful.. thank you!!! I hate the feeling that happens when I bend my foot, but I guess I'll need to press through..
your information is invaluable! :)
by Dawna
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Foot Drop exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 62561

Foot Drop exercises

I must be completely daft at searching the web, because I cannot seem to find any exercises for foot drop (in relation to MS), specifically dorsiflexion exercises. Does anyone know of a website that would help in this area?
by Dawna
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Great FAQ from Dr. McGuckin on their treatment in Seattle WA
Replies: 7
Views: 3851

Great FAQ from Dr. McGuckin on their treatment in Seattle WA

I was treated in Seattle, WA by Dr. McGuckin and I would HIGHLY recommend them to people. Wonderful center, you are treated like a person (not just a number). Very competent and they spend time with you answering any questions you may have. The cost is very good compared to other centers as well wit...
by Dawna
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are symptoms of a blood clot after CCSVI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

where would I find that story?
by Dawna
Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are symptoms of a blood clot after CCSVI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

Thanks! This "second week" increase in pain had me worried. My doc (I finally got ahold of him) said it was probably just inflammation still, as everything looked great during and after procedure. It's hard to keep resting.. esp. when the procedure first time around I had NO pain. So now I know what...
by Dawna
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are symptoms of a blood clot after CCSVI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

I went to my local ER. Funny though, the doc I saw said "uh. I have no experience with jugular veins.. so I really don't know what to tell you". He talked with a radiologist and decided to do an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that the vein was fine and had no tears etc. Didn't show any clots. So ...
by Dawna
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are symptoms of a blood clot after CCSVI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

On no meds post-procedure.. they didn't recommend them as I had no stent. Really reluctant to go into my local hosp. Went in for some issues after my first procedure in May 2010 (can't remember why now) but they basically sent me home and the doctor was NOT happy that I had done the procedure. Is it...
by Dawna
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are symptoms of a blood clot after CCSVI?
Replies: 14
Views: 2687

What are symptoms of a blood clot after CCSVI?

I am 7 days post procedure. The first few days after the procedure my neck was sore on both sides at the collar bone area. But nothing painful, just a little sore and tender, understandably. However, last night (6 days post procedure), I noticed that when I turned my head to the right, it hurt a lot...
by Dawna
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Euromedic Poland and the Azygous vein - please help!
Replies: 17
Views: 4484

Re-treatment

I was treated at Euromedic in May 2010.. they said nothing was wrong with my azygous. I was just retreated in WA State in Jan 2011 and was told that my azygous was 80% blocked. Makes one go hmmmm.
by Dawna
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fluid in the lungs?
Replies: 2
Views: 2621

Fluid in the lungs?

I have noticed over the past few months that on the rare occasion, it feels as though I have fluid in my lung(s). Once I noticed it during a time when I had a sore throat, and I thought I was going to get bronchitis, but it never materialized. Since then, maybe every few weeks, I would noticed when ...
by Dawna
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: DR. SIMKA reply about re-stenosis
Replies: 77
Views: 17989

LR1234 .. RRMS .. just diagnosed last year but probably have had it for 15 - 20 years. I only started having debilitating symptoms post-diagnosis. Go figure. Also, just tried a 4" inclined bed thingy last night. I didn't notice anything different about my sleep, but maybe that's because my son forgo...
by Dawna
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: DR. SIMKA reply about re-stenosis
Replies: 77
Views: 17989

Frankly I find his post somewhat discouraging .. at least in my case. I`m one that finds new issues post-procedure, but still have at least eliminated my limp. I see stories of so many who have `brand new lives`post-procedure, and hoped that for myself, but it doesn`t seem to be that way for me, at ...
by Dawna
Mon May 31, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are your Symptoms Post-Procedure?
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

Thank you Erika for your helpful response. I could get a doppler (If I paid hundreds of dollars) to get rechecked at False Creek Surgical Centre, but I just don't have the money right now. And, I'm not sure the doppler really is accurate. For example, just prior to my procedure Dr. Simka said my dop...
by Dawna
Sun May 30, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are your Symptoms Post-Procedure?
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

So Esta, you must have had a stent placement?
by Dawna
Sun May 30, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: What are your Symptoms Post-Procedure?
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

Yes, I think it caused me to feel dizzy and lightheaded.. because now that I'm off the heparin.. that symptom has disappeared.