Great developments in medicine are emminent in the next five years with the dawn of autologous stem cell treatments. The race is on and successful improvements are already being seen in Germany, Argentina, China, India, and even in the U.S. Results are already being posted on youtube by patients worldwide. I recently told my tetraplegic complete friend (who I have a huge crush on) that he will be out-running me soon and would be cured by his injury probably sooner than I would from my post-polio syndrome's progressive degeneration of my system.
In the U.S. there is a center in Florida already using it and the FDA approved more trials:
So I would not throw in the towel just yet.
Here in Spain they are using botox injections to help with bladder problems. It seems that this is already in clinical trials in the U.S. which people can look into to participate at the link below:
Additionally, I recently posted this procedure which is bein done in South America and should be brought to the attention of doctors in the U.S. to see if it would be safe:
(you need to click on the British flag for English)
As patients we have to be pro-active with our healthcare. This might mean moving on to another medical center if we are not getting anywhere. I used to tell people if you took your car to a service center and it let you down, would you keep going back? Well, he__ no!
The same goes for medical attention. If you are not satisfied with the results, look into something else. I have always had more luck seeing doctors who were involved in clinical trials like the one above, because those are the ones who keep up with the latest and greatest. So you may want to look into their site (http://clinicaltrials.gov
), since you can search by medical diagnosis and click on the map tab to see those studies being done close by. Chances are if you can't get on a study, you will still be able to see one of the doctors listed for a second opinion. Wishing you the best and happiness, 10C