I found by coincidence some time ago this webside which became precious to me as it
ties an intimate bond with my P.D. partners.
In 2004, taking my retirement I had been diagnosed with P.D. after several misdiagnoses
Until 2008 I lived quite comfortable with this condition as only the right arm was " ivolved "
and my daily 2mg dose of Mirapex helt the tremor under control.
Then in 2008 the tremor increased with a moderate Bradikynese developed. I did not want
to live with that bothering jitter and after extensive seach on the internet I decided to go for
the Chinese treatment performed in Beijing.
The procedure consisted of an implant of adult hRPE stemcells injected via a single
stereotactic brain injection and additional mesenchymal stem cell implantation via lumbar
puncture, plus daily accupuncture and phsysical therapy.
The hospital, equipment and staff were of top-class standard and my wife could share my
room as my Guardian angel. The duration of treatment depended on treatment advance
and in general lasts 3-4 weeks.
The operation lasted approximately 1 hour and the result was rather dramatic, the moment
the injection was aministered the temor ceased completely, no stiffness any longer -
I litterary felt reborn and like a spring chicken.
A few days prior to our departure I received an additional mesenchymal stem cell injection
as a lumbar puncture, which did not change the situation.
For about 6 weeks I had the pleasure to enjoy a jitter-free life, I felt reborn and active as
before - but then gradually the tremor in the right arm reminded me that P.D had not
given up and the battle was still on.
In general I have to admit that the Chinese traetment was not fully successful but it helped
living with this horrible condition.
Take it easy fellows ,sooner or later the real solution will be there, I am quite positive