I was diagnosed with rheumatism several years ago and more than 17 years ago, my right ankle had to be bonded surgically. Since then, I have had an ulcerated ankle with severe pain. Throughout these years, 6 bone splitters broke out of the affected leg; the bone splitters poked excruciatingly into the ulcerous tissue and my foot was continuously swollen. No tangible diagnosis was ever made, it was attributed on my rheumatism and I was just given stronger painkillers and had to wear orthopedic boots, because the distorted ankle since and I walk on a tendon. My suffering can barely be described and the pain that I had to endure, regardless of the potent painkillers robbed me of any hopefulness. The leg was ulcerated up to the knee by this time. I could no longer ride a bike or drive. The hospital work that I had taken up after the death of my wife, which was very imperative to me, became progressively more challenging until finally I had to give it up totally. I could no longer partake in normal life, sat around feebly in my wheelchair, and just kept falling asleep, sedated from morphine and other medicine. Then, we heard about stem cell treatment. It sounded too good to be true, but it was our last optimism and there were no other alternatives. My liver and kidneys would not be able to handle the medicine much longer and my leg was close to bursting open. Today, we view it as a sign from God.
After this treatment, today, I am again involved in the hospital work that has given me so much power for over 13 years. I can drive and ride a bike again and I take my grandchildren to the park and can walk for hours. I need some light pain medicine only if I have been on my feet for more than 3-4 hours. My quality of life has improved enormously and I am relishing life again.