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!