So, I started looking at alternative therapies this week to have a stem cell infusion into my lungs to see if the technology is hokum or a potentially under-utilized option in a cutting-edge field.
Stem cell research is largely banned by the US government due to the whole fetal tissue / abortion drama, but I’ve come across a couple of firms who are pursuing this option in Southern California and in Arizona. One firm’s treatment will cost $7,500 (initial discussions) and the other firm’s treatment choice will cost $13,500.
So, I’ll be doing a webinar next week to listen to an indepth conversation on the theory, and how it all works. And, I’ll be posting the information on line via facebook to get some feedback from other viewpoints about how the procedure works.
Still struggling with whether or not to tell this to my employer’s insurance company as part of my appeal for benefits that my employee handbook says I should be earning while out on disability, but still on the fence for all of that. The biggest thing for me is to get this info in front of my regular doctor during our next appointment so that we can review the proposed technology, just like we did for lung ablations and his favorite, a lung transplant.
Wish me luck !