On 27 May, 2011, I was given a second treatment for the CCSVI in my MS. My son Edward flew up from Halifax Nova Scotia to Toronto Ontario. I picked him up at Pearson and he began the drive. He drove us home to Orillia from the airport, and everywhere we needed to go from that point on. We left Orillia on Wednesday 25 May and drove arrived in Wilkes-Barre PA that evening. The next day we arrived in Philadelphia where I was interviewed by Ali Gorman of ABC's affiliate station channel 6. We were at the Peripheral Vascular Treatment Center at 4220 Market St. at 7 am on the 27th.
The staff was great. Friendly people, and very efficient. I was asked for my name and birth date MANY times that day. I had filled out all but one of the forms ahead of time so admission was streamlined. One of the nurses told us that Dr. McGuckin had trained with Dr. Zamboni in Italy three months ago. That made me feel wonderful. Dr. McGuckin introduced himself to me when he came in that morning and we engaged in chit chat. Nice guy. I was prepped for surgery by being told to change into the gown and socks (not spiffy socks like the ones at Albany!). They asked if I'd shaved myself, but I hadn't been told to do that, so one of the nurses did it. That's something that didn't happen at Albany in 2010.