We had our first visit at the Stem Cell Institute this morning, and all went well. We met with Dr. Paz, who is the director of the clinic, and he went over everything and answered all questions. He practiced for 12 years in San Antonio before coming to Panama in order to do more work with stem cells.
I have my first stem cell injection on Wednesday - this injection has stem cells from donated cord blood - later I will get stem cells harvested from my own body. I'm scheduled for lipo on Thursday to harvest my own - Dr. Paz said thinner people often have more stem cells in their limited fat tissue, so Kathy's attempt to "fatten me up" was probably not that necessary!
All of this is very exciting and would have never been possible without the generosity of so many people. As I was sitting at the clinic talking about the real possibility of improving, the thought of those gracious gifts and many prayers really struck me. I again say THANK YOU!!
More news later.
BTW - This one picture is the daytime view of the same picture that I sent on Saturday - just showing some of the view of this area of Panama City.