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My Osteoart-write-is Story Continues

12 Aug

Oh I almost forgot I have a WordPress blog account! Nah… just kidding… I didn’t have much time to work on this. I was too busy planning for my BFF’s wedding (I am a wedding coordinator, for those who doesn’t know). Anyways, the following treatment days went pretty well too. My doctor did everything to make me feel comfortable. The first 15-30 minutes of my therapies were spent talking to him. He asked me how my days were, my pains, and all. He even listened to my frustrations. I still can remember how frustrated I was during those days that I can’t get off the bed, waiting for the pain relievers to take effect.

I had a fever after I had my first stem cell extraction, I remember mentioning that on my recent post. The second and third session was good; However, on my fourth and last treatment, my left knee and feet were both swollen. Dr Purita said it was part of the process, which means, the treatment’s taking effect.

I have to stop here now and just continue my osteoarthritis story on my next post. I really do apologize for sharing my story bits by bits. I am thinking of sharing helpful tips and information about how to relieve joint pains (other than stem cell) to help readers, after my last piece of story since I am almost done. 🙂

I hope that you all enjoy reading my post and I wish you all well. Stay happy! 🙂

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….