Friday, June 11, 2010

Now What?

A late night for me. I'm watching "Bride of Frankenstein"  after returning home from an uneventful Art Crawl on James St.  My friends went to the Art Bar, but since my recent alcohol adventures I gave it a pass and decided to come home annd have a cup of Earl Grey tea.

It's been a week of me feeling very disappointed in my fellow human beings.  All the foot dragging over CCSVI research and surgery, has me really bummed out. Even if I want to pay for the surgery I can't have it done here in North America. Slowly, one by one, every clinic, every doctor, has stopped doing  testing and surgery, even private clinics.  Will I really have to go overseas to have it done?

I guess I'm feeling crummy about it because my muscle spasms are back. They remind me that my  MS is ALWAYS there, and will never go away.  Oh how it does love to play games with me.    

 The week was also one of frustration with noise problems in my neighbourhood. Buck passing by all involved, including the politicans, who supposedly represent me and my fellow suffers of the constant racket by idiling trains,  leaf blowers,  and barking dogs. I'll spare you the details except to say that just because legally you are permitted to do something doesn't mean you should go crazy doing it.

Lastly:  Wednesday evening  I went for a pedicure. While I was there a women came in with her two daughters for their "make over". I mean seriously? Do ten and twelve year old girls, really need facials and manicures?


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Helena Guerrero CBM, CHT, CMT said...

Hello Carole:
I just found your blog by chance ( your blog came up as the next one after mine) and I wanted to let you know that there is a way of treating MS with excellent results in most cases:
Medical Biomagnetism. To read more about it go to and read the report of more than 265 patients treated in a Hospital in Spain only with this method. It was discovered by an MD 22 years ago.
If you have any further questions or want more info please contact me. I myself studied with Dr. Goiz and I'm aplying his method and I have treated a few patients diagnosed with it.
It's very inexpensive, no medications and non invasive.
There is hope.
Helena Guerrero

imascatterbrain said...

Well, every girl needs a make-over if you plan on getting the most for your investment.

did I just make that mother sound like a PIMP? Good, then I was clear; sometimes my communications skills are not what they were.
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averyswifeliz said...

Hi there. I found your blog while flipping thru different blogs. I like your writing. :-)

Herrad said...

Hi Carole,
Hope they change their minds soon and test and carry out cthe procedure.

Anonymous said...

The absent are always in the wrong. ............................................................

Notumbo said...

Came across you while searching for talipes-related posts/blogs. Not MS, but there are some interesting parrallels. Anyway, I wondered if you ever heard of a study done 20-30 years ago by the Veterans Hospital of New York? It examined a rather unique idea for helping folks with MS walk easier (unless already at the wheelchair stage, unfortunately.) It involved the use of rocker-soled Danish clogs, with an added strap on the back. I actually have a video produced by the hospital showing this at work - pretty damn impressive. If you'de like, I can try to find a way to upload it and share it with you - I'm sure most of your followers would find it very interesting - let me know.

I'm over at


Taxingwoman said...

Thanks Notumbo
I'll be in touch !!