It’s 6:52 a.m. in the morning in Mexico and I can’t sleep another wink. I am so excited to get stem cells at 11 o’clock a.m. this morning. This will be the beginning of my new life. Truly it is my birthday. I have gone through a lot of pain and anguish to get here. Including four doses of chemotherapy many shots that I don’t know what they are called and many pills that I don’t know what they are called either.
This is a picture of them harvesting my Stem cells. After the fourth round of chemo my immune system is officially dead. And my multiple sclerosis does seem much better. I have much more strength but unfortunately you do need an immune system to survive so hopefully if the stem cells will grow quickly and I will have a new immune system without multiple sclerosis. I do have an AEDS score of 6.5. I am lucky because after you are in 8 you are basically not eligible for stem cells and are probably going to die of side effects due to multiple sclerosis. Because I lift weights ,my arm strength gave me a instead 6.5 instead of a 7. No matter what disability did disease you have you must work on keeping the strength that you have and are able to use. It does make a huge difference. After I receive my stem cells today I will be quarantined and not able to go out into the public and be on a special diet no raw foods or vegetables and other such things. I am so excited to be home to return home to the United States and wait for my multiple sclerosis to disappear. I look forward to so much. I look forward to playing with my daughter at the park. I look forward to cleaning my house. I look forward to being the wife and the mother that I know I have always been sposed to be.
I cannot wait for all of the IVS and this pic line to be taken out of my chest . They have been extremely painful but the pain I know it’s going to be more than worth it. Clinica Ruiz in Mexico has been outstanding to us. I recommend that anyone with multiple sclerosis that can afford it go and if you can afford it do as I did and hold benefits and anything you can do to raise money. The one thing I will say about this whole process is you need to have a positive attitude. There is one person here who has a very low score. They are on disability and they are still able to work a little bit. In my opinion they should look at this as a blessing many of us cannot work at all. We need to be positive in life and always we need to try to not see the negative. They have complained about the stairs not having railings. And I’m thinking to myself, but at least you can walk! Many of us here can not walk at all and I’m sure it is slightly insulting. If not insulting just hurtful. Instead of feeling negative about having no railings think about the fact that you have legs that work. people need to see the positive more than the negative. People have complained about the delicious Mexican Cuisine here right in front of Mexicans and the food here is outstanding. People have complained about the delicious Mexican cuisine here right in front of Mexican and the food here is outstanding. Some people speak on there cell phone while we’re getting chemotherapy so loudly that I know just about everything in their life.. Anyways I will not go on my point is that we need to have a positive attitude when it comes to ourselves and our illnesses and our lives. Without positivity what good is living? Negativity only brings upon more negativity we need to be blessed feel blessed and happy with what we have. And be even more blessed when something like stem cells comes along to better Our Lives. I am so looking forward to this new journey in my life it is quite amazing that I was diagnosed on my eighteenth birthday and 18 years later when I was 36 I was that I was allowed to come to the clinics Ruiz nothing is in life is a coincidence. Nothing in life should be taken for granted. We should all feel blessed and we should all find joy in our lives.. we all are so lucky just to be alive and just to be part of this wonderful thing called Humanity. I wish you all the best of luck in all of your endeavors and I can’t wait to see you all when I get home. For those of you who live out of the country I wish you all the best of luck too and remember there is always help out there somewhere. Stay positive stay strong and as always peace and love Laurelin