Tag: Cleveland Clinic

The Ol’ Switcheroo

The Ol’ Switcheroo

  There are times, whether you want to or not, when you are faced with doing the nasty deed. No, not that. I’m referring to changing your healthcare provider.     To someone with no major health problems, this isn’t such a big deal. But when you have a chronic illness, like multiple sclerosis, change …

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Stem Cell Study: Three Months Later

Stem Cell Study: Three Months Later

      Because many of us with multiple sclerosis have the memory of a gnat, I’ll recap my participation in the MS-based stem cell research study at the Cleveland Clinic.   Twenty-four lucky souls were chosen to take part in this first-ever study. Bone marrow was taken from my hips.  The stem cells were …

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Stem Cell Infusion Day

Stem Cell Infusion Day

    In a previous post titled “Lab Rat #19”, I described my participation in a research study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center. The study was the Phase One Clinical Trial of mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in patients with MS.    Well, lo and behold, my big day had finally arrived. The day …

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MS aMuSings

MS aMuSings

        It’s time to clear out some MS related items from the My Odd Sock filing cabinet. So here in no particular order, I give you various “musings,” hopefully presented in a humorous way….thus called ‘amusings.” (Clever as mold, aren’t I?)       Stem Cell Study Update   In a previous …

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Making it official.