I wanted to post an update since it has been one year post Stem Cell Transplant (SCT). It was another super busy year. In retrospect, knowing what I know now I would still make the same choice with SCT. If insurance would approve I would go through another SCT. For the record, I would recommend SCT for anyone with a debilitating illness. It is not all "pie in the sky" and at times I feel cursed, but simultaneously I feel privileged to have the ability to continue to move forward. After 30 years with MS I am still able to fight, push, thrive and achieve goals. Maybe not at the pace I would like, but I can and will get there.
I must admit MS is doing better after SCT, especially after post treatments (#60 HBOT treatments todate). Unfortunately, in January I was hit pretty darn hard in the rear by a F150 (I know he was texting). I am addressing the back issue from the accident. The body of my vehicle was repaired perfectly, but my back suffered a herniated disc. After this length of time it looks like the outpatient route will need to be stepped up to a more progressive response. From my experiences I have a new respect for people with MS and now a new respect for people with disc issues. My hat goes off to you.
Thank you for your support with MS, SCT and for me. I stand 100% behind the medical field to push SCT forward as a standardized treatment. Please take care of one another and have a wonderful upcoming holiday season…
Jan 06, 2017
FYI: I am at #22 out of #40 with HBOT treatments. I am currently in post treatments and a waiting time phase. I am waiting for the stem cells to learn what their target areas are. I know what areas those are but for some reason we need to be on the same page.
Hopefully the same page is soon-to-be and within reach................. I appreciate all of your continuous support……..
Oct 25, 2016
I wanted to check in and give a progress report. In all honesty it was a lot tougher than planned, imagined or expected. Without going into all the details just know the toughest part was...
Sep 14, 2016
Thanks to EVERYONE who has donated and/or posted a message of support! The campaign has progressed much better than I ever dreamed it could! I especially want to thank my mom and her longtime...
Sep 13, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS #26 RICHARD THOMAS #26, #26, #26, #26 Winner of Help Hope Live Raffle #1 I hope you take the cash option since California has a surcharge for delivery. Thank you to all who...
Sep 13, 2016
UPDATE: HALLELUJAH! Thank you to mom’s friends, connections, and associates. A very special thank you to one BELLSOUTH FAMILY. WOW!
Sep 13, 2016
UPDATE: goal amount was increased The goal amount was increased due to fees and total costs (i.e., transportation expenses, hotel, food, arrangements at the home front while away and other...
Aug 09, 2016
RAFFLE NUMBER 1! RAFFLE NUMBER1! RAFFLE NUMBER1! OH MY GOSH! Thank you so very much for the opportunity to give somebody a SWEET SAMSUNG ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV or $400.00 in CASH (winner's...
Jul 21, 2016
RAFFLE, RAFFLE, RAFFLE, RAFFLE, One person is going to WIN a sweet ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV Only $20.00 gives you a chance that you can be that winner. Consider purchasing a ticket and if...
Jul 21, 2016
If I just said thank you for helping me then that is not revealing the true appreciation I have to all the supporters. I am so anxious to get better and allow modern science to apply their hard...
Jun 23, 2016
Please see Fundraising Activities RAFFLE below................ It is for a super nice SAMSUNG 40" Ultra High Definition 4K TV.. Thank you and good luck....
Jun 15, 2016
First of all I wanted to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your support with my future ability to make arrangements to fight fairly with this MS and be...
May 17, 2016
My mom's friends are very generous.....................