So, the good:
1. New conservative provincial leadership in the works. Okay, it's not hard to tell that I am a die-hard left-leaner with socialist tendencies, but in this case our Tory premier-elect has said he will push the provincial government to create a $500,000 fund to help those seeking CCSVI treatment. In the long run, that may not seem like much, but it's more than any other province has promised so far. So, as scary as it may be for me, I welcome our new alien overlords.
2. The MS Society, despite being morons throughout some of this, is setting aside $1,000,000 for a clinical trial of CSVI treatment.
3. I have fantastic people in my life. Truly. Interested and informed and always willing to tell me when I talk about this stuff too much. :) I am very fortunate.
All in all, good news.
P.S. The CCSVI Alliance website has great information for the uninformed.
P.P.S. The CCSVI in Multiple Sclerosis group on Facebook has done great research into the path I was headed down - the conflicts of interest behind the CIHR decision.