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    Heading to the Stem Cell Institute in Panama

    Hi everyone! I will be traveling to Panama on June 14th to receive a stem cell treatment for my spinal cord injury and have created a blog which I will be documenting each day with my experience and results! I know many of you may be interested or hesitant about the treatment so I thought it would be a great idea to share my experience with you all!

    You can follow my blog here: joshsrecovery.blogspot.com

    If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!

    - Josh

    #2
    Are these your own HLA matched ones?
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    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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      #3
      Good luck.

      I would be interested to know the specifics of the procedure.

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        #4
        "specifics of the procedure"
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          #5
          Here are the specifics of the procedure: https://www.cellmedicine.com/stem-ce...l-cord-injury/

          Basically I will be there for a month having the injections of the stem cells into my spine as well as through IV. They also provide physical therapy

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            #6
            The adult stem cells used to treat spinal cord injuries at the Stem Cell Institute come from two sources: the patient?s own bone marrow (autologous mesenchymal and CD34+) and human umbilical cord tissue(allogeneic mesenchymal).

            A licensed anesthesiologist harvests bone marrow from both hips under light general anesthesia in a hospital operating room. This procedure takes about 1 1/2 ? 2 hours. Before they are administered to the patient, these bone marrow-derived stem cells must pass testing for quality, bacterial contamination (aerobic and anaerobic) and endotoxin.

            All donated umbilical cords are screened for viruses and bacteria to International Blood Bank Standards.

            Only about 1 in 10 donated umbilical cords pass our rigorous screening process.


            Well, good luck.
            Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

            T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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              #7
              Sounds exiting! Good luck bro!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Josh017 View Post
                Hi everyone! I will be traveling to Panama on June 14th to receive a stem cell treatment for my spinal cord injury and have created a blog which I will be documenting each day with my experience and results! I know many of you may be interested or hesitant about the treatment so I thought it would be a great idea to share my experience with you all!

                You can follow my blog here: joshsrecovery.blogspot.com

                If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!

                - Josh

                My friend has been there (twice) but I didn't hear about it much just seen the results. Good luck and thanks for sharing!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by lunasicc42 View Post
                  "specifics of the procedure"
                  https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...tute-in-Panama
                  http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Josh017 View Post
                    Hi everyone! I will be traveling to Panama on June 14th to receive a stem cell treatment for my spinal cord injury and have created a blog which I will be documenting each day with my experience and results! I know many of you may be interested or hesitant about the treatment so I thought it would be a great idea to share my experience with you all!

                    You can follow my blog here: joshsrecovery.blogspot.com


                    If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!

                    - Josh
                    I have spoken to several people who went for treatments there. One lady from California with a SCI and another police officer from Texas with MS both had very positive experiences. There is also a kid from the USA being treated for Muscular Dystrophy there, I believe he got an approval from the FDA to have the treatments in his home town to save the family traveling expenses, his name is Ryan Benton, he did an interview and he's doing a lot better. Best of luck Josh, I'm interested in hearing how you do!!!

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                      #11
                      Me too keep us posted!

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                        #12
                        Hey buddy all I can say is I wish you the best - I am a little worried for you. I hope you find the best advice regarding the therapy, and that you're confident you're well informed.

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                          #13
                          Thank you so much everyone!! I wanted to post on here for you all to see because it was VERY hard for me to find information about where is a good place to go to for stem cells and how effective they are. After much digging I was able to track down a few people who went and had positive results! I am hoping that by documenting my entire trip and day by day experience and improvements, hopefully it may encourage others do this as well

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                            #14
                            I hope to hear positive results from you. Maybe if anything they can help with your central pain if you have any.
                            C-5/6, 7-9-2000
                            Scottsdale, AZ

                            Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by rybread View Post
                              I hope to hear positive results from you. Maybe if anything they can help with your central pain if you have any.
                              Yes even just getting rid of the pain would be a huge help! Cool to see that we both live in Phoenix haha

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