The time has come for us to leave India. It has been a wild ride. I will certainly not forget our week in this countrty. I am also missing the comforts of home.
Friends have sent us some media articles about how Alberta Health Services is completely dismissing this procedure as unproven and even dangerous. It's dissapointing to read this from our government. I have seen first hand how both Kimberly and Vickie have improved this week. These are not huge changes to the non-MS sufferer, but are huge to them. Did I mention that Kimberly walked the entire grounds of the Taj Mahal without using her cane? I have to believe that they will continue to improve over time.
Perhaps the medical community in Alberta should have a dialog with the medical community here in India. Unfortunately, I think that the ego of many physicians back at home is preventing them from even looking into the research. The media and the government need to get their facts straight. These caring physicians certainly do not strike me as "scam artists". In fact, I was impressed with our doctor's healthy dose of skepticism about the very procedure he was performing.
Thanks to everyone who followed our adventure this week, and all the wonderful comments. I will maybe make a post or two on the way back home. See you back in Edmonton.
I am including a picture from our breakfast this morning at our new found friend's home. Thank you Uttam and Santosh for your incredible hospitality, and engaging conversation.