Had a meeting with Dr N Faddeev (Dr N) who works together with Dr Fedorenko (Dr F).
He asked about when I was diagnosed, my symptoms, problems etc.
He then went through all the test results. All good except for cysts on my kidneys and my cholesterol ratios not being good. He then discussed the MRI results - more than 20 lesions on the brain - no lesions currently active, i.e. I am not having a relapse at the moment. No lesions on my spine but they picked up a few compressed discs.
They make their decision to proceed with the treatment based on your test results, your EDDS, the probable progression based on location of lesions, etc.
I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED...YAY
He then explained the HSCT procedure, what they do, the side effects etc. I was given a form to sign basically stating that everything was explained to me, that I was allowed to ask questions and give permission for other doctors to be allowed to perform medical care in the event of something going not according to plan. Form has been signed.
Tomorrow the action starts. Anastasia suggested that Glenda and I go out for dinner and gave us directions to a Resturant close to the hospital. Celebrated the next step on this journey with a Pina Colada, an average chicken dish followed by a delicious dessert. Glenda walked me back to the hospital before catching her tram to her hotel. 20:45 and still light outside.