I'm 66 yrs old and have had bronchiectasis for 27 yrs (started out as diagnosed with asthma, then copd finally diagnosed correctly 2 yrs ago).
I live in the states, and after a lot of research, have decided to have Stem Cell treatment to help with the scaring in my lungs, which would help keep down the number of infections.
They will remove some of my own stem cells, modify the cells, then reintroduce them back into my body. The treated stem cells migrate to the damaged lung issue and create healthy cells. It will not improve the weakening airways, but will improve my lung function.
I will have this procedure at the end of December at the Lung Institute in Nashville, TN. Since it's research, the cost is out of pocket, so I had to think long and hard about this.
I am taking a leap of faith, Beth