Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stem Cells have landed

Well I got my first treatment today - injection of cord blood stem cells in the spinal area. The lady in the picture, Dr. Tribaldos, was the one who administered it. Didn't really hurt - Dr. T did a good job. They then sent me "home" to lie flat for 3 to 4 hours - guard against the headaches. I'm up now and think I'm doing fine.

Tomorrow at 6:45 AM we go to the hospital for the lipo - not sure what to think about that part, but it's necessary so I guess it doesn't matter what I think. The other fellow in the picture, Dr. Hernandez, will be there during the lipo, but he doesn't do the procedure.

We begin physical therapy on Friday, and for the next 3 weeks I will go 5 days a week for PT. Steve had his 5th injection this week and seems to be doing well. He says he feels stronger and that's a good sign.

I thought it would be fitting to wear my Yankee shirt on the #1 day - I'm sure my Ennis coaches feel the same!

Hasta la vista!


  1. So glad to hear that you are getting off to a great start. Love reading your post. The Honza's are praying for you everyday, you just have to coach my boys, they would manage, but wouldn't be the same, they really look up to you. Concentrate on getting healthy and back to Ennis. Keep us posted.


  2. Just want you to know that we are praying for you and Steve daily. Larry and Holly McRae