As you know I am Dr. Costantini's assistant in his HDT research. At various degrees you all have experienced Dr. Costantini's joyful soul and extreme dedication to his work, to provide support and relief to patients and their families.
Since 2011 we have been working every day with reckless dedication, often beyond our own well being. The results we have come to though made up for all the headaches, sleepless nights and the uncountable 80+ working hours weeks we did over the last 8 odd years. The amount of work we built up has become hard to manage, and with the complete lack of support from any member of the scientific community, we had to take it all on ourselves.
Dr. Costantini has worked very hard to help the more patients the possibly, the sooner the possible. But doing so he has neglected his own health.
A few days ago Dr. Costantini had a planned surgical procedure. The procedure per se went well but sadly some post-procedural complications arose. He is currently recovering and I am not in the position to disclose further details on his condition nor concerning the duration of his absence from work.
I am sorry to inform you all that the support you have received to date via emails etc. has to be halted until further notice, until Antonio is back in shape.
I trust you will send your thoughts & prayers his way and I hope for your understanding as I apologize with you all for not being able to ensure that all requests of patients are addressed as timely as it used to be.