Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 7

It has now been a week since we started this whole process, but it really seems like it has been a lot longer (time doesn't fly when you aren't allowed to do much).
We don't have too many updates today:
- Chris is finally off his anti-nausea medication so his hiccups are finally gone (some people have said that hiccups at least weren't too bad of a side effect, but you should have seen how crazy Chris was after a two hour hiccups attack)
- Chris is starting to get joint pain in his knees and hips from the neupogen

Since we don't have a lot to update you on, we thought we would post a link to an article on one of the patients that had this procedure done as part of the clinical trial.

Her name is Jennifer Molson and Chris and I have had the opportunity to meet and talk to her multiple times to find out what this process is really like. Her results were incredible. At the time when she participated in the trial, patients needed to be much further along in their MS to be considered for the trial. When she started, she was unable to walk, but today she can run, dance and has even been downhill skiing. You can read about it more here:
http://stemcellfoundation.ca/blog/2010/05/06/i-still-have-ms-but-i-dont/

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