Well, it's 6pm the night before we fly home, reflecting on our trip to Brooklyn to have Courtney tested and treated for CCSVI. It's been over a year on the waiting list and a lot of questions and scares in the journey to this point. Questions and scares that will be there always baring a miraculous and not expected recovery from five + years of confirmed Multiple Sclerosis, and no telling how many more undiagnosed. Healing, recovering from that kind of damage to the nervous system doesn't happen over night, and in many cases doesn't happen at all. We have no expectations, only hopes, of some sort of recovery, relief.
What we do have is fight, desire, love and a willingness to do whatever is in our power to stop Courtney from progressing.
We had a wonderful trip. Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible.
The day after we arrived was cold and rainy, so we ended up camping out in the room. The next dayhowever; after Courtney's ultrasound testing, we took a taxi into Manhattan , visited the Strand Bookstore, then walked (and rolled) 36 blocks up Broadway through Union Square Park, Times Square, grabbing some great pizza from a little hole in the wall joint on 46th St, capping the night with a really funny Broadway show, Book of Mormon.
I hope to be more active in the following weeks, please keep checking in.
John & Courtney