Stem Cell Treatment – First Session

22 May

I am so glad to see that my osteoarthritis story have caught people’s interests (based from the likes, follows, and comments that it got… thank you, guys!).

To continue my story, my mom and dad talked about stem cell treatment as soon as we got home and it went on for 3 weeks. I am not really sure about the reason why they needed a lot of time to decide on that. I mean, money wise, we could afford the therapy. I guess they were skeptical thinking that it may do damage to my bones and tendons. Well, parents are parents. I didn’t blame them for my prolonged agony and pain. They were just worried parents. 🙂

I was so happy when they told me that they will give stem cell treatment a try. Happy because I’ve searched about it (I know they did that too) and learned that it can really help OA patients like me. Mom told me that we will go back to Dr Joseph Purita the next day (Saturday) and start my therapy (No fasting needed, Yey!).

Dr Purita, again explained the process. He said that I will need to undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Extraction, which we did. He also advised me that he will need to get stem cell from my bone marrow and adipose cell. I really can’t go into every detail of the stem cell treatment process as I might give wrong information. Anyways, the first session was great. My hip was a bit stiff, my knees and feet were swollen, but he said those were normal. I had slight fever that night but was completely gone in the morning. It was Sunday, so I just stayed in bed, read my downloaded ebook, and silently wished that everything will turn out fine….

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5 Responses to “Stem Cell Treatment – First Session”

  1. ramblingalongwithnora June 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Great blog. Thanks so much.

  2. Peggy Loflin June 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    We hope you are finding relief and would love an update. Best, worried parent2

  3. juliemamm July 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi. How are you now? We are scheduled for stem cell soon.

    • kirs10woods July 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

      Hi! I am doing fine now… never had an issue with my joints again… It is good to know that you are now scheduled for treatment… I’d love to have updates too… Good luck! 🙂

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