JOURNAL L ife A fter a S troke Michael Bragg’s Journey and Renewed Hope
I had a stroke 10 years ago. I was 43 years old and kept up an active lifestyle. I was the type of person who was always doing something. I had Mud Runs under my belt and had even biked 100 miles in a single day. You wouldn’t have necessarily pegged me as someone at risk for a stroke. Of course, you could say that about most people who end up having a stroke. but after a stroke, it becomes even more complicated. The stroke caused the right side of my body to become numb. I had almost no feeling and very limited function on that half of my body. So, I had to learn to do just about everything with my left hand. Years later, I ran across an ad for NSI Stem Cell on Facebook. It caught my attention and I started doing more research. Before seeing the ad, I knew nothing about stem cells or related therapy. The more I learned, the more intrigued I became. Finally, there seemed to be real hope for my condition. I also learned I was diabetic. Managing diabetes can be a challenge in general,
Last year, I met Dr. Eric Edgerton and Dr. Vincent Depasquale at the premier of Charles Mattocks’ new show, “Reversed,” which aired on the Discovery Life channel. The show follows the lives of diabetics around the world. Meeting with the doctors was another eye-opening experience, both at the premier and at the clinic. The science and technology behind stem cell therapy, as well as behind PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy, is simply incredible. I began therapy last fall. Since then, I have noticed improvement on my weak side, but most notably, I have experienced movement in my right thumb. This is huge step forward — especially considering that 10 years have passed. Generally, people see the most improvement in motor skills earlier on. This gives me much more hope for the months and years to come. And already, since meeting Dr. Eric and the team at NSI, I have more hope for recovery than ever before. When I began therapy, Dr. Eric helped get me excited and energized about the future. Healing will take time, but I’m happy with what I have accomplished so far. I’m looking forward to what happens next. And I’m looking forward to getting my story out there and spreading the word on stem cell therapy.
I have gotten more active recently.
There’s a certain mental aspect to the therapy that goes beyond the therapy itself. When you notice improvements, even if they seem minor, you know the therapy is working. It’s a wonderful feeling to know your body is healing. Improvement gives you hope. Hope, in turn, gives you energy. I can’t wait to do more and to break through the limitations I’ve lived with for the last several years. This technology is awesome. I can’t say enough about the team at NSI who made this possible. Through Dr. Eric, the nurses, assistants, and staff, I was left with something truly incredible.
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