Adult Stem Cell Therapy Blog

A Pop Quiz

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Remember when you were in the 3rd grade and the teacher would announce "CLOSE YOUR BOOKS, WE ARE HAVING A POP QUIZ," and the whole class would moan and groan. Well, we at Theravitae like to follow up on our former patients and give them a pop quiz too. Although we hope our patients don't moan and groan too much (it's bad for their healing hearts).

This pop quiz was given to idiopathic cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure patient Jim, a 35 year old from Arkansas. Thank you very much Jim for taking the time to fill out our "pop quiz." Stem Cell Guy sends you his best wishes and hopes you get even better in the near future.

With no further ado, here is the quiz with Jim's unedited answers--

1) It's been 1 year since you've received stem cells. Has your quality of life improved since then? How?

Yes I quality of life has improved tremendously in many ways. I can take long walks without having to sit down to rest, I can go all day long now without having to take a nap, and I can actually exercise now without experiencing shortness of breath.

2) Have any of your test results such as echo, mibi, etc. shown improvement?

Yes. My last echo showed an improvement from 20% EF to 30% EF and should continue to rise with exercise plan.

3) What has your cardiologist said about your progress?

My cardiologist is very impressed and has asked for Theravitae's phone number to learn more about the procedure.

4) Would you recommend this procedure to someone with a condition similar to yours?

Absolutely. If the person can make the trip to Thailand then he/she should do whatever it takes to make the trip. The people are very friendly and the treatment is top notch.

5) Do you think that the US government should allow patients such as
yourself to have access to experimental therapies like VesCell before
are FDA approved - as long as the patient has been given all available information?

Absolutely! I know this may sound horrible but I truly believe that it is not in the best interest of our government, FDA, or health care professionals that people get and stay healthy. If heart disease, cancer, and the many other life threatening, handicapping, diseases became a thing of the past then millions of people would be out of work.
Scary when you think about it.

UPDATE- Stem Cell Guy was doing his daily brainstorming and thought "hey, wouldn't it be great if the faithful readers of this blog can hear the story directly from the patient?" Shortly thereafter (because Stem Cell Guy doesn't waste time), SCG contacted Jim and Jim has graciously provided his phone number so that YOU can call him and give him your own pop quiz. He says he would be happy to share his stem cell experience with you. Jim's phone number is 479-925-7269.


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