$100,000 is a large sum. Thankfully $10,000 is the more accurate number. For me, if this hadn't been covered by insurance, I might've had some doubts about the cost before the procedure but not afterwards.
Here is another news report:
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_is ... 42609.html
Of the four valley residents with MS who spoke with the News Leader Pictorial about their experience after the treatment, all noted a marked decrease in fatigue, and the lifting of what’s commonly referred to as brain fog.
“It is the best thing I have ever done,” James said of her overall experience with the CCSVI treatment.
“I have more energy, my speech is so much better, and I have not used my cane since my procedure.
“I can take my dog for a walk without the big walking poles she was always afraid of. It’s just me and her, walking down the road, and she’s walking close to me again. It’s the little things like that that are just so fabulous.”
Rob Darwin reports a similar experience.
“My fatigue level has gone way down, and my energy level has gone way up,” he said. “My balance is definitely improved and I have a clear head — the brain fog seems to be gone. Colours seem to be brighter, objects seem to be sharper.”
Darwin’s been wheelchair-bound for years, but he’s working daily to change that. He’s got a physiotherapist, and does daily exercises at home, working life back into muscles that haven’t been used in far too long.
“I’m shooting a bit high, but if I can feel a little better, I can think about, maybe, possible, starting a family,” she said.
Already, James is doing things she wouldn’t have thought possible not long ago.
“I can carry a cup of coffee from the kitchen to the living room without spilling all over the place,” she said. “I can actually hold a conversation with my husband at 10 o’clock at night.
“My kids have absolutely noticed the difference,” Robertson said of her six- and eight-year-olds’ reaction to her treatment.
“For so long, I couldn’t be active in my children’s sports. There was no way I could make the 5 a.m. hockey practice, or go to the soccer field, and not feel the aftermath of sitting in the cold. Now, I’m helping out the kids’ classrooms. I can run around with them in the field. It truly is life-changing — it’s made me feel like a better mother.”