We are back for the 4th installment of my Stem Cell Journey for Multiple Sclerosis. So if you have read my previous columns (and I hope you have), you understand by now that Stem Cells are not a cure. Understanding that the immune system modification period can last up to 9 months, sometimes less, a re-boot is good. In other words for me, I try to keep that immune system modified as much as possible to keep the disease from moving. This is where I chose to spend my medical dollars, since I do not use any disease modifying drugs or allopathic medicines at all. I use all natural stuff, supplements and I have a Homeopathic MD who has my Homeopathic medicine sent to me from a Homeopathic Pharmacy. Frankly, besides my Stem Cell Treatments, my medical bills are nothing compared to what some of my MS brothers and sisters are spending.
So I want to stress that I was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1997, but I
know that I was blessed with this little bugger for much longer. I can even look back and see all the signs when I was in elementary school. I saw sooo many Doctors who could never name this thing. When my children were little, I felt very sad that I could not bear to be out in the sun with them for very long, that throwing the ball was hard, that anything outside of my air conditioned Texas home was hard and that I needed to take longer naps than my 2