Friday, November 13, 2009

Post 14 – Eight weeks after XCell treatment

Eight weeks have passed since my stem cell therapy at the XCell Center. Frankly, there’s been no noticeable improvement in my overall condition. Still walking like a drunk, sleeping too few hours, having difficulty pronouncing multi-syllable words, and occasionally feeling like my throat is full of cotton causing my voice to break up. Tried to do some lawn & shrub clean-up last week (it’s finally cooled off some here in SW Florida) but my legs told me to pack it in after little more than an hour. That convinced me it’s time to look into condo living

I’ve decided against the Inter-Stim procedure mentioned in the last post. I found it’s used most often on people who have more advanced urological problems than I. For now, I’ll stay with the Sanctura medication and hope for the best.

On the bright side, there’s been no worsening of my condition. Aside from asking Fran to do most of the driving – I can’t complain.

Finally, I was happy to hear XCell patient Skeet produced 6 million stem cells for his treatment. That has to be some kind of record!

See you in two weeks with the next report.

Added Nov 16: Forgot to mention that I've added links to the blogs of two others who recently underwent XCell stem cell treatment. Those links can be found on the left column of this page under "XCell related blogs"


  1. I wonder if this is the kind of thing that takes much longer to notice improvements? Maybe the fact that it's not getting worse is the first sign of improvement? I'm hoping.

  2. Mariko & I are following your progress with interest, as Mariko is also comtemplating stem cell therapy in either China or Germany. We would love to hear from anyone who has either had the treatment or is planning similar therapy. Mariko has started a blog at: , and we invite you to visit us there. Where "success" can be relative, if one can either stop or slow the progression of this disease, we would consider that successful. Steve, our best wishes go out to both you and Fran.