Thursday, February 09, 2006
Telephone call from Sweeden about .....
OK OK....its not going to be a porn callback(like you would ever call THEM in the first place Dave!) no its from the clinic in Rotterdam(no not selling weed!) they wanted to know a couple of details before I could be put forward towards making an appointment....what for I hear you scream(the mear mention of porn will shake some gages I know!) well its for stem cell therapy....(cue tumble weed)......(crow screams in background!).....all I wanted was a price list and some info!

I have heard some scarey stories of this treatment and I am not going to give another but I did learn some interesting stuff!

1) you have to give up smoking if they are going to do the treatment at all(like that wont make you feel better anyway!!!!) as SMOKING, YES 'SMOKING KILLS STEMCELLS' AND WOULD STOP ANY BENIFIT TO THE TREATMENT!(ok I will give up!) The benifits from giving up smoking include, longer life, you stop smelling like an ash tray, you can invite you parents round without that 'does my house smell' question in the inner monologue(lol..but does it really? hu hu) greater ability to circulate blood arround your body, you get rid of that cough you have had every time it gets cold(sparks the lighter) your ability to excercise will increase with your lung capcity, you will feel better! Sorry let me say that again YOU WILL FEEL BETTER! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(pause for thought maybe)

2)the process for this is one night in a rotterdam surgery(strange that the porn deffinition is now gone!) its isnt a opperation either. Injection only! Does that work? They give you a drip for about an hour where they pass the stem cells in a pint of blood at a time! The stemcells are the training cells for the body and they locate where damage has happened and start work fixing the damage! So it works like the heat seeking missle!

3) the cost was mentioned but it seemed to be talked over once the credit agreement was brought into conversation. £13,500.....now you all know me, I try not to swear at the best of times even when Bobbeh leaves a dirty note....but f*ck me £13,500! What am I saying....f*ck me! That is 13 times the dept I allready have....thats a deposit on a house, a new car...omg!

Look I am going to swear for a bit and I dont need to put it on here so I will leave it as that.

But I do hope you are all well!
Dave

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posted by personallog! @ 11:16 am  
13 Comments:
  • At 1:46 pm, Blogger mdmhvonpa said…

    Stem Cell Therapy? Ohhh, Dave. Do be careful.

     
  • At 3:13 pm, Anonymous some_maineiac said…

    dave, i know nothing about stem cell therapy other than the underlying issues that it raises...we all know where the stem cells come from...i applaud your initiative to seek relief in this manner, but the cost boggles my mind!!! it appears to be readily available only for the wealthy and THAT IS NOT FAIR!!!

     
  • At 4:11 pm, Blogger dissonanceink said…

    Quitting smoking is rough...the farthest I ever got was 2 weeks, but you may have better inner resolve then me.

    Just a heads up...you DO NOT feel better. You feel like crap when you quit. It takes about a months to start feeling the benefits...stuffy nose goes away quickly, though.

    Best of luck to you. If you quit, you'd totally be my hero, because I can't do it for the life of me (literally).

     
  • At 4:14 pm, Blogger dissonanceink said…

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  • At 4:17 pm, Blogger dissonanceink said…

    Sorry for posting two comments and deleting one...spelling was horrible!

    Oh, just read that and it's so de-motivational, sorry. I meant you've got to wait for it. When I quit, I was expecting to feel about a million times better within a few days. Instead, I got headaches and all sorts of undesirable things. What I meant to say is you shouldn't be discouraged by the feeling worse right after you quit.

    Shannon

     
  • At 4:23 pm, Blogger personallog! said…

    haha cheers for the giggle shannon! I get the emails sent to me when people spell things wrong! I love it! Its like watching bloopers on tv! Thanks for the votes of confidence any way!We will do it one day!
    Dave

     
  • At 5:01 pm, Blogger danceswithwolves said…

    You've discussed stem cell therapy before but this brings it a little closer to home. £13,500 is a lot buts its only money, if you were healthy you'd manage to find it if you wanted that car or that house badly enough. And you're not exactly alone are you? Did they mention where they would get the stem cells from i.e. from you?

     
  • At 5:06 pm, Blogger personallog! said…

    They said the stem cells are donated to the hospital from heathy births! they are screened and them put into the patient by invetro! Just another day in hospital....but who knows??? Anyone tried it? what are your views now?

    Dave

     
  • At 6:27 pm, Anonymous some_,maineiac said…

    hmmmmm, probably placental stem cells, which are not so powerful in their healing abilities (to my knowleddge) as the ones derived from aborted fetuses...touchy subject, that...

    there should be a corresponding discount for you to the risk that they might not work as expected!!!

     
  • At 6:33 pm, Blogger camille said…

    Dave, i feel for you but if that stem cell thing was apporved by the government you would not be out 13,500 there would be another way for financial responsibility.i want a cure but there is none YET but i hope in my lifetime there will.the researchers on ms think that stem cells will possibly help those with ms, but there is no proof. they dont even know why the interferons/or glatimir helps those. but that is the best bet so far.Dave wait, save your finance for the big day instead :) i havent given up but there is no ryme or reason wirh this ms thing but i am living day to day.
    i think what is worse is the ignorance of people who think they know what ms is. btw i stopped smoking a week ago yes i did get headaches i am prevailing and i dont care to smoke as i can feel bad anyway whats not smoking going to do for me.wjen you feel lousy its like saying whats one more feeling lousey i havent hit rock bottom but i will hopefully overcome that addiction, well have a great day mate ! i will be on msn tomarro :)

     
  • At 2:07 am, Blogger amanda said…

    Ok guess I am gonna voice my opinion (hey wait what the heck is new about that??) I quit smoking a year ago November. Let me tell ya I felt so much better a month or so later..it was worth all the bull that came along to me.

    The way that I did though I sooo would not reccomend to all (or anyone for that matter) I had just came off the only Novantrone treatment that made me sick..and everytime I took a puff off my smoke I would be visiting the bathroom...

    I was just given the WellbutrinXL for my depression like a week b4 all of this..so I think and was also told between the 2 I was able to quit..(BTW being sick helped me get through the withdrawl effects as I was told)

     
  • At 2:43 am, Blogger camille said…

    Amanda, i agree thats one of the reasons i quit. between me being sick whats one more. so i figured i am feeling bad anyway what the heck and do something positive...:)

    ps i saved $35 so far...btw dave thanks for this controversial blog xo

     
  • At 4:57 pm, Anonymous some_maineiac said…

    amanda, wellbutrin is sometimes prescribed in the US as an aid to quitting smoking! so, you are right, because the wellbutrin takes some time to "ramp up" to effective levels in your blood, and that probably happened about the time you got sick from the Novantrone...

    so you're tobacco-free, now and good luck 2 to all of you who have quit or want to quit...i've posted on other blogs that IMO it's the damned hardest habit in the world to kick for good...i quit for 10 years and started up again 5 years ago just like that! (i thought i could just have 1, but that's impossible)

    what worked well for me when i did quit was sort of a "group therapy" session sponsored by an organization in the US called "Smokenders"...but as you can see, it wasn't entirely effective!

     
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