Archive for April 2012

Judi’s Observations April 30, 2012

Judi’s Observations:  Stem Cells and Multiple Sclerosis  It has been just over 2 years since the beginning of this life changing journey.  I have come to understand so much, what Stem Cells can do, what they cannot do, yet.  I have had 3 treatments and have had solid repair to old damage in 2 of them.  This fits perfectly with the understood success rate of Stem Cells and MS.  As far as shutting …down the immune system, things like fatigue, weakness, tingling, numbness, cog fog etc…I usually get about 8-9 months of relief.  In other words, after that period, those white blood cells can once again attack the myelin sheath, and those pesky symptoms can return, in OTHER words, this is not a cure.  I am not a scientist or a doctor, but I believe that a cure will come, a Stem Cell cure, when the Doctors and Scientists figure out how to make that immune system modification last.  May it come in our lifetime.  For me, this is my chosen method of therapy…instead of spending my money on conventional medicines, shots etc.  Each person that is dealing with this disease has their choice on how they handle it.  This is one thing that cannot be taken away from us, our free will.  God Bless You My Friends

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April 15, 2012

I have something to tell.  Something huge and shocking.  Anyone who has MS or Spinal Cord Injury, and there could be other conditions, will be able to relate.  Please, if this makes you uncomfortable, forgive me, but this is too important not to share with those who are dealing with this issue.  Here goes: I think the STEM CELLS are repairing an old, terrible problem.  For 15+ years, I have had the need for a Bowel Movement only once a week.  I read that this problem was really profound in the final stages of MS.  Well guess what?  I AM STILL HERE.  So for about the last week to 10 days, I have to go “poop”  at least once a day.  I wanted to wait at least a week before posting this.  MORE THAN 15 YEARS WITH THIS PROBLEM AND IT MIGHT BE GETTING FIXED BY STEM CELLS WORKING INSIDE ME!!

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April 10, 2012 Update

Here is my latest news in a video format.  Have a wonderful day!


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April 1st, 2012

So let’s talk about the MS Walk from the perspective of then and now…Life after Stem Cells.  I walked about a mile total, including walking to the starting point etc, as confirmed by my pal Beth.  I started out really well, but somewhere around the 10 minute mark, the walking really deteriorated.  So I was not able to finish the course.  Dial back 2 years ago, before Stem Cells, I would not have lasted 1 minute.  I probably could not have done any walking at all, frankly.  I know what I need, I need more Stem Cells for what I hope will be further repair.  BUT I DID IT! (whatever IT was)

2 comments April 2, 2012