I've been under the weather with a slight cold accompanied with a sore throat for the past four days now. This is not the best circumstances for baby stem cells to develop so they've had me on traditional Chinese medicines which includes a small vile of some pretty "vile" tasting liquid four times a day, as well as some sort of pills. I have no idea what's in either of these products, but they seem to be helping. Jason was able to round up some vitamin C so I've added that to the mix too.
Today I was given my third bag of stem cells via IV. On Friday they will return my cultivated bone marrow via IV. Then next Wednesday, I'll be put under general anesthesia and given two bags of stem cells via site injections into my thighs, calfs, forearms and biceps. This will complete all the transfusions I've signed up for. After that its workout, workout, workout. I expect to increase my physical therapy from two to three hours a day.
Results: So far not much at all, except maybe a slightly faster walking gait. But I've only just now had my third (of six) treatment, and it's way too soon to tell. One of the Americans who works here told me muscle damage takes longer than other types of treatment to see results because you have to work and develop the muscles. But the new building blocks will be in place by the time I leave here, so the rest will be up to me. Cool! Bring it on!!