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Home from Moscow, strangely contented

Yesterday was a long and tiring day, returning home to the sunny and south of Spain from the colder temperatures found in Moscow.
With the help of two members of the support team, I left the hospital at 7am, which was […]

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Moscow calling – day five

My adventure in Russia, staying at the AA Maximov centre, that provides Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT), is over. Friday is devoted to flying to Spain and then a 3 hours 40 minutes coach journey home.
You’ll probably know that my […]

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Moscow calling – day four

Wow, Thursday already, the last day of my clinical tests. Just one to go this morning, a nuclear heart scan.
This is an unknown procedure to me but checking with the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute revealed all. It […]

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Moscow calling – day three

Wednesday marks the halfway point in my journey of tests and clinical assessment at the AA Maximov centre in Moscow. Of course, I am looking forward to getting the results, although the MRI scan results are known already.
The programme of […]

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Moscow calling – day two

It’s Tuesday morning and a busy day lies ahead of me here in the AA Maximov centre in Moscow. That’s what Anastasia told me yesterday afternoon as she was about to go home after a 10 hour working day that […]

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Moscow calling – day one

Hi there, one and all. Greetings from Moscow.
I am sitting inside the AA Maximov Centre, one of the world´s leading providers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy (HSCT), after a journey involving one lengthy coach trip and two flights.
The plane from […]

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Can a healthy diet help MS? Yes, but it’s not a cure

Diet? Me? No. we just don’t get along. Try to lose weight, have some minor success, then get disillusioned when the diet continues but the weight plateaus out. Sound familiar? And you end up back where you started or, horror […]

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Two days to Moscow

With only two days to go before leaving home and travelling to Russia, to go to the AA Maximov Centre, that is one of the world’s leading providers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy (HSCT), you’ll no doubt forgive me for […]

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Just two weeks to fight for MS treatment

Anyone wishing to take issue with the draft recommendation to not make daclizumab1 (Zinbryta) be made available as a treatment on the NHS in England and Wales has just 15 days to do so. Comments must be received by Friday […]

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Out and about by myself

By way of a change, I went out and about by myself yesterday morning. I went down our road, turned the corner and then quite some way down another road to see a couple with whom Lisa and I are […]

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