I love my mom! I love my mom! I KNOW I love my mom, but damn!
We did the five hour drive to spend the long weekend with her and discuss her MS and some experimental procedure she wants.
She's looking into CCSVI which is where you balloon into the veins in the neck like angioplasty.
Or stem cell replacement. Both are not allowed in Canada, both, she'd be a lab rat.
I understand that stem cell is SUPPOSE to help a multitude of conditions including her COPD, lung infections, MS, Fibromyalgia, but it can take more then one treatment, we'd have to go to South America or overseas and costs $25,000 + not including travel.
CCSVI can be done in LA or Meridia Mexico - it will only be about $11, 000 w/travel (for LA).There's been more research on it, they're doing trials in Canada but she wants it now.
I've been going back and forth for three days already, trying to help her decide. Just when I think we have it decided, she'll want me to look more into stem cell......AGGGGGGGGGGG!
I understand she wants to *be better*, but I'm so frustrated. There are so many scams out there and she can't afford to make the right choice. AND she's very high risk just for the CCSVI. Her doctor here doesn't even want her to do it!