They say that there are new medical protocols on the horizon and most of the time, I would say "not in my lifetime though". The following is the first paragraph of an artical in the Wall Street Journal on Aug 10, 2005:
"Boston Scientific Corp. received expedited approval from the Food and Drug Administration to sell a stroke treatment that employs a stent to
open up clogged arteries in the brain."
Right now, it is only to be used in people who have already had one stroke. It has also been submitted to Medicare to provide the necessary hospitalization. I have a cousin in NJ, Frank, who is always sending me articles and I was really stunned with this one. According to Frank, I have to: 1) Show it to my dr, 2) contact the company, 3) contact the FDA, 4) contact my congressman and 5) keep looking.
Well, I had to do 3 of those items fighting for my disability, 1, 2, and 4. I guess I need to get geared up for another fight. It would seem to make a lot of $$ sense if you could prevent the stroke in the first place.
I have always said that when my b/c comes out of remission, I am going to buy the largest chocolate cake and a carton of cigarettes. I've been thinking about
it but I may have to forget that for a while.
We've spoken a lot about
not giving up and here is just another reason why we cannot.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".