Stem Cells

stem cellsStem Cells are the “it” topic in medicine right now.  There have been incredible advances in this area of research for many human conditions.  Some of the diseases being treated with Stem Cell transplants are the following:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • COPD
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

These are some of the many conditions and diseases that are showing very promising results from the Stem Cell procedures.

Well guess what……I am going to San Diego, California next week to have a stem cell procedure done at a very reputable clinic called StemGenix.  I am so looking forward to the procedure and all it may have to offer my Multiple Sclerosis.  We are very optimistic that I am going to regain some energy and mobility in the days, weeks and months following the procedure.  I will be part of a 12 month study by StemGenix to monitor the results I experience.

The procedure is an out-patient procedure.  I attend the clinic the day before the procedure to meet the medical team and allow them to assess my disabilities.  The next day I arrive at the clinic for approximately 5 hours of care.  The procedure starts with a mini-liposuction of adipose fat from my belly.  This fat is spun in the lab to separate the stem cells from the fat.  There are millions upon millions of stem cells in adipose fat.  After this is done then the stem cells are injected into the areas of my body most damaged by the Multiple Sclerosis.  This will be done mostly by intravenous drip but there will also be injections into my weak leg and weak arm.  I will also likely get a nasal injection to allow the stem cells to pass the blood/brain barrier to heal any lesions in the brain left from the MS.  That’s it.  Just like that……

The next day I return to the clinic for post-op assessment and if all is good then we are done and can head home.  For the 12 months following the procedure StemGenix will keep in touch with me to follow my results.

Many people have experienced great improvements in symptoms from this simple procedure.  I hope I do too.  We keep saying we won’t know unless we try it.

I’ll certainly keep you posted of my results.  I know friends and family who are dealing with conditions that this procedure could help so if it works for me maybe it will work for them too.

Keep your fingers crossed….mine are.

 

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