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Miracle MS cure made me feel 'born again'

By This is Surrey  |  Posted: February 21, 2010

BYE, BYE WHEELCHAIR: MS sufferer Martin Jones has seen a huge improvement in his condition since a ground-breaking operation on his neck Photo no: RSMAK150210-G02 by Alec Kingham

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Multiple sclerosis is a devastating disease which, until recently, had no possible cure. Martin Jones suffered with MS for 13 years. But following a groundbreaking operation on his throat, Martin is now enjoying using parts of his body he thought he had lost forever. Reporter HOLLY THOMPSON talks to him about his remarkable recovery.

This time last year, Martin Jones could hardly leave the sofa.

His body would spasm involuntarily, he couldn't walk, he couldn't sleep because his arms and legs twitched at random, and he would regularly choke on his food.

"I was very close to being put in a nursing home and then probably dying," said Mr Jones.

"I had lost my life. As far as I was concerned it was over. I couldn't do anything – just lie there on the sofa endlessly trying to sleep. I was basically paralysed."

Now he can happily open the door to visitors, drive his car, and get up the stairs in one go.

He is almost completely cured of a disease which doctors claim is incurable. And all it took was two operations on his throat under local anaesthetic.

Mr Jones, 43, said: "I feel born again.

"Life was pretty much over for me but now I'm trying to find time to fit in everything I want to do."

The retired IT analyst was diagnosed with MS 13 years ago.

He said: "I suddenly started to lose my balance and began accidentally treading on people's feet in the tube.

"I went to the doctors for a scan, and it took them two years to diagnose MS.

"They told me it was progressive and therefore incurable. It was a crushing blow but I tried not to let it get me down."

Over the next few years Mr Jones's body began to deteriorate. He was forced to retire and spent his time lying on the sofa desperately scouring the internet for a cure. And last year, he struck gold.

Mr Jones, of Sycamore Drive, Woodhatch, said: "I read about this syndrome called Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) and how it can be cured with a simple operation. I was on the phone immediately to book myself in.

"I had to travel to Poland to get it done but it was worth it. The moment it was over the first thing I realised was that I could feel my feet. I hadn't felt them for years. It was amazing."

Mr Jones had his first operation in November last year, and the second in January. He now wants to use his newly-restored health to help others suffering from MS.

He said: "The experience has made me evangelical. I want everyone to know about CCSVI and what it means.

"Scientists in this country are dismissing the treatment and calling it a placebo, but I'm proof that it works and that there is hope for MS sufferers all over the world."

Mr Jones and other MS sufferers are lobbying the Government to take this treatment seriously and perform it in the UK. To sign their petition, go to www.ms-ccdvi-uk.org

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  • krystalremy  |  November 08 2011, 3:50PM

    Hi, My uncle suffers from ms and i am desparate to try and help him. Does anyone know where i can get information on this treatment from? How much it costs and how you can go around getting it done? Thank you for any help you may be able to give me.

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    Chantelle Tabone, Malta  |  August 25 2010, 3:27PM

    Hi...Im very happy for you and goodluck for everything else. I wish to know some information like where can the treatment be done, what type of scan to do to see if you have CCSVI and how much it will cost. It will be very helpfull and important for me. Thanks very much.

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    Mark Federici, london (uk)  |  August 10 2010, 9:31PM

    Hello Mr Jones, I too have had the treatment done twice in Poland as I felt a reocurrence of symptoms. So far my MS has not got any worse!!! There are improvements: heat tolerance has increased, fatigue has lessened dramatically, bladder and bowls are stronger, experience less brain fog, overall experience of life has changed for the better, quite frankly there are so many improvements, but now I want (I know, I want-I want and I am so grateful for what I've experienced thus far) and I was wondering what time scale are we looking at here as I had my second treatment on the 12/07/2010. I have two stents in my left Jugular Vein one at bottom and one at the top and want to recover fully!!! Regardless I am very happy for you, me and everyone else who is about to experience joy. Kind regards Mark Federici

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    Mary Berukoff, Castlegar  |  May 18 2010, 5:20PM

    Sorry, I just entered a comment about 2 minutes ago and YES I want someone to contact me for more information!

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    Jon Salisbury, Kings Langley, Herts  |  May 11 2010, 12:52PM

    I'm having the scans in Glasgow and, if CCSVI is found, Polki here I come ...

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    Jon Salisbury, Kings Langley, Herts  |  May 11 2010, 12:50PM

    I'm off to Glasgow for the scan and then, if I have CCSVI, Polski here I come.

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    Dwain, Ireland  |  February 25 2010, 9:18AM

    I hope this is a significant step forward in the treatment of MS. I think he required two operations for separate veins not because the effects of the first operation did not last. Dwain

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    shona sadler, Whitby,ON. Canada  |  February 25 2010, 6:43AM

    Wonderful to have your life back, mr. Jones...I too (have PPMS) am seeking to have the testing fr CCSVI and if found...will go to Italy or Poland for the treament...Pls advise me where to go in Poland, who to contact and the cost of the Liberation treatment there...As in the UK., the MS Society here in Canada are also very sceptical and slow to act on this new CCSVI theory...so many MS sufferers here want to find alternative places to be treated...

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    Jeroen, Amsterdam  |  February 24 2010, 9:19PM

    CCSVI can NOT be ignored anymore. MS is NOT an imune error and MS is NOT incurable anymore!

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    Pamala, Canada  |  February 24 2010, 2:25AM

    I have just one quick question, why did u have 2 do the procedure twice? Never the less, i could not be any more happier for you and the rest of those who continue 2 thrive with this procedure!!!!!!!!!!!!