After 37 hrs travel from Dallas to Chicago, Tokyo and finally Delhi, we arrived at NuTech at 1:30 am CST on November 15th...
Yes... We are more than halfway through our trip.  There has been virtually no internet, so I haven't really had an opportunity to update... All my chances for internet have gone to work Bc I'm working while here.  Oh, ok, and to cheer my Pokes on, lol!  Didn’t really work for bedlam… SHUSH. I'm deeply depressed after staring at GAME TRAX on a computer screen from 10:30pm -2:15am for THAT.  But, I still love my POKES. =)

Ok... So,  this is a really short trip - 5 1/2 weeks.  Our shortest to date, so it's  all about the stem cells... I've had 11 procedures to date - in addition to the twice daily intra muscular injections, the twice weekly injections into the muscle at my injury site, and numerous intravenous infusions.  My last procedure ended Friday.  It was a five-day EC (Epidural Catheter),
a procedure during which they run a catheter line into the lining of my spinal cord and shoot about 15-30 million stem cells into the line 3-4 times each day of the procedure.  This was FIVE DAYS!!!.... So TONS of stem cells!! The downside is that you have to primarily stay in bed and forego Phisio... 

So, I haven't had much Phisio this trip. But, we did move to walking in a supported walker in Phisio for three days.  One
day was near perfect, one ok and one my blood pressure and spasms sabotaged. :(.  Additionally, all movements in my legs, which began last visit, are stronger and my balance /overall strength has significantly increased.  Unfortunately, We won't be able to post videos until we return because of the internet issues.  But, know that I am doing well and getting lots of stem
cells!! 
 
We received a new MRI and Tractography our first week.  Both showed new growth and shrinkage of the holes/fluid pockets in my spinal cord! I’ll post when I get home.  One interesting thing on my Tractography was a progressive increase of
brain activity over the past two visits.  HMMM… unplanned benefit.  During my accident, I died and incurred some brain damage. In the hospital after my accident, 2007, they gave me a series of IQ/Cognitive exams which I completed significantly faster and scored higher than any patient in the administrator’s tenure (11 yrs).  Consequently, they deduced I must not have sustained significant brain damage and decided against giving me any brain spec scans.  However, I have noticed pre-accident memory loss. Apparently the stem cells are fixing my brain damage too.  =)

I JUST WANT TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, HELPED AND DONATED IN THE OKC GOLF TOURNAMENT AND DALLAS BLUSH AETHETICS RAFFLE!  There is no way we would be here without your support and generosity.  

So, 3am Delhi time (3:30pm 12/23 CST) on Christmas Eve, we head to Beijing, Houston and finally arrive in Dallas at
6:30pm CST on Christmas Eve…hopefully!  

Before that, I should have five more procedures, including another EC – 4 days…. I hope to post another update, but we’ll see how the internet goes…

STAY SAFE AND WARM MY FRIENDS!
SLD

 


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Alice
01/04/2014 17:15

Dear Shannon, It is wonderful to read your journey, thank you for shareing it, very inspiring.

Dear Tracy,
I am from sydney australia. I have CFS and other symptoms for 20 year s. I tried many treatments include china and USA, but they dont work. I think my only hope is stem cells treatment.

I am not in wheel chair, but my life is a constant struggle, it has been 20 yrs, I see my life just slipping past.

I like to go to Nu Tech, as I heard many good fedback from internet, like Monica, Kaly, Amy etc etc. I think they are trust worthy.

but I dont know how to contact them, I managed to find the lady Dr email

geetashroff@hotmail.com, but other than that, do you know how best I can contact them?


I am not in wheelchair, do you think they will accept me, even I am struggling every day and basically just exist and not living. My energy is very low, not up to much at all.



if you can Help me and just show me how to contact them I will be MOST grateful. Is there a phone no I can ring? I truely appreciate your help. I am looking thru all your Blog and getting to 'know' you.. Thank you for all the info on blog.



sincerely

alice


ps, my husband need to work to pay for the trip, i have absolutely nobody that can come with me, will I be able to hire a companion in Dehli? I will pay her for it. I can basically manage to look after myself and not need help.

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Linda
03/30/2014 13:20

Please update your recovery. I would like to go to India for stem cells

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Shannon L. Davis
04/04/2014 19:51

Alice,, that is how to reach Dr Shroff and she treats much more than just SCIs or people in wheelchairs. Just contact her with a description of your condition

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Shannon L. Davis
04/04/2014 19:52

And, who is Tracy?

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Shannon L. Davis
04/04/2014 19:54

Sorry, Linda. I will update soon. In short, I am still showing slow and steady improvement... Particularly in my hands, legs, hips and core.

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