Surprise! I am a day early as I will be on retreat for the next 3 days. It is a Universal Christ Retreat given by Richard Rohr from the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico. I so wanted to go to New Mexico but I decided traveling was not a good idea right now. They are streaming it to your computer so I am doing the retreat at home beginning today at 5:00pm, there is a 2 hour time difference.
I have not written much in my last two newsletters because I had Stem Cell Treatment in both hands and both knees for arthritis, and bone on bone so they have been swollen. The stem cell was done by Dr. Paul D. Tortland from the Stem Cell Institute in Glastonbury, Ct. I highly recommend him and his assistants, they do know what they are doing and kindly answer all questions which I had a lot of . There are basically two types of stem cell products: from the umbilical cord or from your own body
My doctor recommended Dr. Tortland as a real pioneer in stem cell research so I went with him and he takes your own stem cells from your body the day they are inserted into the areas you want whereas the umbilical cord blood has been through a lot of processing before you receive it. I did not know the difference but I was guided to go the route of using my own stem cells. . Do you know a doctor who would take the time to go through your MRI and explain in detail what he sees? He saw fluid where the meniscus was supposed to be so he withdrew fluid from my knee also.
You start out with a MRI to find if you have any bone spurs then you receive injection of Prolozone which is Ozone and Vit D where they are needed. I had no idea my hands would hurt so much but was told there is so little space to fill that there is more pressure pain there. Because of this advanced knowledge of my hands being limited, I stocked up on foods that were easy to prepare for the time of the next procedure. This was done a week before the actual procedure in order to calm down any inflammation and prepare the sites to receive the stem cells. By the way, Dr. Tortland has his own scanning machine so he can see the right spot to put these products in. I felt so safe because he takes his time and only moves when he is certain that the right spot showed up.
The day of the procedure is a much longer process as they take bone marrow from your hip and then fat from your backside. I teased him to take the fat from my stomach but he laughed and said all women say the same thing. I needed to lay on my stomach while he did these procedures. I had asked my son Steve, to be with me and he did a great job of taking care of me. I could not see what the doctor was doing and my body had been numbed with Novocain so I could not really feel anything. I was not even embarrassed that my son was there as my butt and backside were exposed. That surprised me.
Did you know that your bone marrow and your fat carry different stem cells with different properties and purposes? That is why this doctor does that procedure and they cannot mix these stem cells before inserting them into the body as they congeal immediately upon mixing. So the doctor inserts the fluid from both intermittently from the different vials so they congeal more inside your body. Boy was I glad for the invention (I don’t know what it is called) of having only one needle and then they can remove and replace just the vials. I was so surprised that I only had 2 minor incisions as I had felt the instrument for the fat going all over my backside. My son told me they used the incision for the bone marrow as well as another incision on the other side of my backside to suction out the fat. I would have liked to see that happening but unfortunately, I was face down on the table. They then wrap you in a stretchy band to keep the bruising down to a minimum. I have never seen such a wide and long support wrap.
I am feeling a lot better now as the swelling on all four locations is going down so my hands and knees work a lot better. I do have quite a bit of bruising on my back side but that is par for the course in anything I have done to my body. I am scheduled to go back in 4 weeks for another series of shots in each place. They will take my blood, put it through something like a centrifuge, remove the platelets and then inject it into where the stem cells have been placed and it is food for the stem cells. He says it is like fertilizer for the blood cells to grow.
The time schedule for healing is 4 to 6 weeks before I notice any difference but not to get discouraged before 3 months. The stem cells need time to grow. In fact, he had one patient who at 3 months had not noticed anything yet so they both concluded that the procedure had not taken. Yet….at six months she called him and said she woke up one morning and was able to walk care free. Each person is different and will heal differently but I have high confidence that this procedure will give me back a pain free life with full mobility and the freedom to go anywhere and do anything. This is how I am feeling now and know I will be able to do this in the future.
I know I am being explicit but I have so many people asking me about stem cell that I thought if you had someone considering this, you would have more info. Here is another huge discovery. Our future here on earth is looking much brighter.
We need many more of these around the planet. What a world this would be.
Ever wonder what your life would be like beyond the third and fourth dimensions? Listen while Jim describes the fifth, sixth and seventh and what you can create there.
I really believe that these autistic humans are here to show us how pure love can be achieved and so easily.
I want to leave you with a laugh but from something you would never think of.
Love and Light