I thought it would be interesting, as you might have already noticed, to include all the news stories done about CCSVI this week. This has been the fourth one I think in the last few days.
What angers me most if the lack of understanding people have about what is going on. The angioplasty that mom had is available to ANYBODY in Canada, so long as you don't have MS! I could get it if I needed it. My husband could get it. My brothers could get it. Her sister could get it. Her friends could get it. My friends could get it. But because mom has MS she can't.
Even more angering is the stories in the news that are showing how "risky" and "controversial" this treatment is are ONLY talking about people who have stents put in. While we were in Bulgaria we never met anyone who needed stents because nobody was that severe. At 80% blockage mom wasn't severe enough. Why aren't we paying more attention to this majority of patients who aren't getting the stents?
Anyways, enough of me ranting, here is the news story. My thoughts and prayers go out to this man's family.
CBC News - Health - Ontario man dies after MS vein opening