Joni Z. on BBB
2 years ago
07/02/2018, 04:06 AM
June 28, 2018
On June 20, 2018, I had Stem Cell Transplant/Therapy.
There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis but this SCT has been known to reduce, if not eliminate the symptoms.
Because I had a progression of symptoms in the last 7 months, I was on the hunt for something, anything, other than another drug, that I could afford.
There are a few, privately owned clinics in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Russia, that are doing something different. Stemedix is one of the first clinics to open in the US. They specialize in stem cell treatment and research for degenerative conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, COPD, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Stroke victims, and Lyme Disease. They take the persons own Stem Cells from adipose (usually abdominal fat). Centrifuge it down, mix the stem cells with your own plasma, and then put those babies back into your body. In my case, they put them back into my body intravenously and intrathecal (into the spinal cord).
Because this type of Stem Cell treatment is not FDA approved and there are no clinical trials or data, one has to REALLY go out and do their own research. My entire neurological team was very much against this. And in their defense, they are scientists who follow the studies and clinical trials. And just like everything good in this world, there are bad. There have been clinics that blinded people, taken people's money (a lot of money!) and there were no positive results. Even my friends who are physicians said, "It's a scam ****", don't do it! I was very alone unsure of the decision to do this. What if they are right and I'm wrong? What if I spend all this money for nothing? But what if I don't, and my progression of symptoms continue to worsen?
My choice to use Stemedix was the best decision I ever have made. Geoff, my MS Buddy had SCT 15 months ago. Geoff was always clear and concise, that he hade made the right choice to use Stemedix for this SCT treatment. He consistently answered my unending questions. When I finally made my decision to do it, he said he was looking forward to welcoming me to 'Team Normal.'
It's only been 8 days since my SCT. Within 24 hours, I felt like a fog had been lifted from my brain. Within 48 hours, I walked just over a mile with my husband, which I hadn't been able to do in years. Within 3 days, my heat sensitivity diminished by at least 50%. The last 6 months, I consistently wake up with spastic legs & cramps, at least 3 to 4 times a night. For the last 7 nights in a row now, I have slept all night without waking up once. I'll never take a good night sleep for granted again.
Stemedix tells you that you won't see the full benefits of the SCT for approximately 4-6 months. I added Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy into my treatment. Stemedix recommends the HBOT treatments. This is a 'dive' in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for 60 minutes at 2 atmospheres. I had 3 dives before the SCT and 2 the day after. I believe the HBOT makes a huge difference in decreasing the inflammation and helping your body to heal itself. I am seeing improvements much quicker than I could have hoped for, and I believe it's due to the added HBOT treatments. My hopes are that the SCT will also help with by left eye vision, depth perception, balance and gait. How long will this miracle healing last? Time will tell because we just don't know yet. Would I recommend Stemedix? ABSOLUTELY!
For the first time in several years, I am not just hopeful about my future; I'm excited about my future!
As I've told my Neurologist team:
"I don't want to live forever, I just want to LIVE WHILE I'M ALIVE!
"GO TEAM NORMAL!"