A Surrey woman is crediting an experimental procedure performed at Victoria General Hospital for clearing up her multiple sclerosis symptoms, even if the treatment earned her doctor a professional rebuke.
Kornelija Valentic, a 38-year-old mother of three who is nearly disabled by MS, said all she hoped to get from the procedure was an end to her constant headache.
幾乎癱瘓的38歲的Kornelija Valentic 只希望藉由此手術能夠解決他的頭痛問題。
But within 48 hours of the procedure, which involves widening veins in the neck, she was walking better, her vision improved, she recovered feeling her hands and feet and regained control of her bladder.
However, last week it was learned the Victoria radiologist who performed the procedure, along with one other, had been chastised by medical officials at Vancouver Island Health Authority for performing what's considered an experimental procedure outside of an approved trial.
The treatment, known as "liberation procedure" has unleashed enormous pressure from MS patients and their supporters on doctors and health administrators ever since it was first reported in 2008.
"I wanted the headaches gone," said Valentic in a telephone interview. "My little bonus is being able to make it to the bathroom, being able to see, hand-tremors that are gone and I can drink my coffee without spilling anything.
I wasn't expecting it. But you know what? I'll take it."
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