Dale Perry, age 43, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2003. Dale, a resident of Head of Bay d’Espoir, is presently working in Fort Mac Murray, Alberta.
Being able to go back to work was something Mr. Perry thought he would never be able to do again after being diagnosed with MS.
Since his Liberation treatment ten months ago, he feels well enough to give it a try.
Dale suffered from severe fatigue, stress, depression, headaches, memory and vision loss, and vertigo. His monthly medical costs were approximately $1,600.00 and he was unable to work to support his family. Last year this time, Dale was unable to walk for any amount of time or even stand. The light from the sun would hurt his eyes and everyday was a struggle for him.
The Liberation Treatment was his only hope of gaining back some quality of life and the cost for this procedure was really expensive. After friends and family raised $27,000, Dale and his friend Chris Fudge who also has MS were able to travel to Poland to receive this procedure in June 2011.
“The liberation treatment is a whole new approach to MS. It is a treatment to open block veins by using balloons or stents so blood could travel out of the brain and not reverse back up-ward. This disorder is known as the CCSVI or Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency,” said Perry.
When Dale traveled to Poland to receive this treatment, he was very uncertain about his future. Once he arrive there, the test began from having neurological consultations, MRI and colour Doppler ultrasounds performed to check for blockages. Angioplasty was preformed on both jugular veins and no stent was needed.
“The neurologist in Poland didn't recommend that I stop taking my regular medications even after my surgery. He said that we do know about the out flow of blood but they didn’t know about the inflow of blood in the brain. So for now I keep taking my injection of copaxone (20mg) every day. It has been almost a year now since having this treatment and with the headaches alone being gone it was well worth it. I don't get as fatigued anymore and I definitely have a lot more energy. The numbness and tingling in my feet and hands have disappeared and I find that my balance is way better. The inflammation of the nerves in my eyes is almost better to and hopefully there will be no permanent damage to my nerves. I don't get depressed any more and I feel so much better about myself. My family and I were so happy to get this procedure done. We were always positive that it would work, and we really appreciated all donations that allowed me to have this procedure preformed.”
“For someone with my kind of MS it has definitely improved my life for the better. I have been given back my life.”