Good news everyone, I am happy to announce I have a new medical condition (drum roll please)...CCSVI!
After jumping into a taxi that ripped us off and going to some clinic located in a back alley, the radiologist confirmed that I do in fact have CCSVI. My left jugular vein is completely blocked, the valve stays completely shut while my right jugular vein is very stenosed. The doctor also found a 6 cm tumor in my thyroid. He told me that he would provide me with a CD that I would need to bring to my GP so that they can further evaluate and treat this. This provides me with a way to actually get scanned in Canada!
There were 2 other couples that also got scanned today. One young woman with her father were from Montreal. Her RRMS has severely taken a turn for the worse after giving birth to her son a short while ago. She is unable to walk without the assistance of a 2 wheeled walker. The other couple were from Greece. She has secondary progressive MS and while she can walk, she walks with a severe limp and severe pain. All three of us had some problem with our veins that will need to be corrected tomorrow morning.
As I lay getting the ultrasound done (which by the way only took 2 minutes), I was thinking to myself that it is so ironic that I am in Egypt getting this procedure done, when we in MB have the same ultrasound and we supposedly are a first world country? The doctor here in Egypt didn't even need to do a MRV/MRI as it was so obvious that there was a problem with my internal juggular veins. I will end with one word that sums up everything I am feeling right now, "WOW!"
Liberation day tomorrow! I can't wait!