2 years ago, I noticed I was having trouble walking. Then one day I couldn’t get out of my car. That is when my daughter first noticed me struggling and asked what was wrong. My response: I was just taking my time. I admit I was in denial. I didn’t want to realize how bad I had really gotten. I would tell myself – ‘It’s not that bad.’” The symptoms I was dealing with daily were having a major effect on my life.
I had begun to notice my handwriting had gotten smaller, my voice lower and scratchy and I had begun falling. I knew it was time to see a doctor. Within just a few minutes I had my diagnosis: Parkinson’s Disease.
After my diagnosis, I fell into depression. I didn’t feel like going for walks with my husband or any of the things I used to enjoy. I was in shock. I knew Parkinson’s did not have a cure and even though I could take medication for the symptoms, I felt the outlook was all downhill. It was a pretty depressing place to be. I had actually thought about suicide. I didn’t want to leave my husband to take care of me once I escalated to the point of not being able to walk or take care of myself. I realized I was going to get worse and there was no hope at all.
Then I heard about IMAC Regeneration Centers. I discussed the stem cell and physical therapy combination treatment options with my neurologist. He said it would never work. And I said – I’m going to do it anyway. My decision paid off! After just a few weeks, my husband is amazed at my progress. He says it is worth everything to see me this way! We both agree the change is amazing and there are huge differences. I can throw and catch a ball again, I can go on walks with my husband and I have a new outlook on life. I couldn’t even get out of the chair before. Now I can stand up just like anybody!
IMAC has turned my whole life around. You don’t get his kind of hope very often. I am so thankful I made the decision to receive treatment for Parkinson’s at IMAC. I’m living proof that Parkinson’s can be reversed. I’m a firm believer in that now. Watch Gerri tell her story here.
Read more about Gerri’s story here: “Doctors, Patients Share Stem Cell Success Stories” – Western Kentucky Star