Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Some Answers

To answer some questions from my last post, yes, I would return to China for more treatment if I could afford it. However, I spent about $50,000 - when all was said and done - for my treatment, and will not be in a position to do that again for a number of years unless I try fundraising.

For more information about the stem cell treatment I had through Bieke Biotech, check out their site at:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

12 January, 2010

It has been just over 8 months since I returned from Hangzhou, China. I have been exercising 1-2 hours per day, five days/week since then. While my initial results were great, it seems they have leveled off and I am now losing ground. I am falling more frequently, and getting out of a chair, which was always difficult, seems to have become even more difficult. It appears my treatment only went so far for so long.

I will continue to exercise because it helps me to feel like I am doing something to deal with my muscular dystrophy. And I will continue to post here for the next 3-6 months, just in case there are changes to report.

Meanwhile, I remain supportive of stem cell treatment generally, and Beike Biotech, the company I went through for the treatment, specifically. Perhaps some day new techniques will be found to make this treatment work better for MD patients.

Thank you all for your support and kind words.