A Cure for MS?
I have not blogged about it yet because I am not exactly sure what is going to happen, but I have made the decision, with my families help, to get a Stem Cell transplant. I believe it to be a cure, and I’m not quite sure why it is not being reported about anywhere yet, but this is a huge step for multiple sclerosis!
First, because it is still considered experimental, I have to get accepted into a study. The #1 on my list currently is one being done in the Seattle Cancer Center. The next step will be to get my insurance to cover it.
In a nutshell, they will remove my bone marrow and stem cells, kill me with chemo, then reintroduce the cleaned stem cells back into my body, therefor giving me a whole new immune system without the memory of MS.
As I have not gone through the process yet, nor have I been excepted, nor am I a doctor, I am not going to give any details at this point as I don’t feel I know any more than enough to be dangerous; but I do plan on writing a book about it as I go through it and hopefully publish it for all the people wanting to get this done.
I don’t feel that I can wait any longer, so I have to get in now while it is still experimental. I seam to be getting worse and the longer I wait, the less recovery I have a chance of achieving. And I love the idea of paving the way for future MS’ers to have a cure!
It is extremely scary. I know that there will be a lot of funding and logistics to figure out. I know there will be a lot of pain and complications, but it is also hope for a normal life. I am only 36 and have 3 young children. I feel that this is not a choice, but a necessity for my life. I know that everything will work out and fall into place as it needs to. I am so lucky to have such an extremely supporting family! Pray for the cure!!!