As I blogged about on Thursday, yesterday I spoke to a public meeting organized by MS Liberation, an Ottawa-based adocacy and action group fighting for treatment options for Ontario MS patients. I told of my experience in Poland getting a simple 25 minute procedure –routine angioplasty really –to unblock the veins in my neck and allow for proper circulation of blood through my MS-damaged brain. The simplicity of the procedure combined with its extremely short recovery time – one night in a hospital, and off you go to live your life – seemed to be the aspect of my experience that really struck a chord with the audience, most of whom were MS sufferers or family members of an MS sufferer.
Sandra Abma from CBC News was there and caught the mood of the room very well I thought. Click the image above; the story begins at 23.50 — you’ll need to click and drag the scroller until you get there.