This health-conscience 35-year old nurse eats extremely well, works out and wears sunscreen religiously, but wondered what else she could do to protect her health in the future. After researching stem cell harvesting and discovering Forever Labs, she now has access to these youthful and important cells forever.
Why did you decide to harvest your stem cells?
I have been fortunate enough at 35 years of age to say I am in good health. Being a medical practitioner, I am acutely aware of the aging process and how it affects the body over time. So, I try to do my part and live a health-conscious lifestyle so I can feel good for years to come!
Logically, if I’m trying so hard to preserve my health now, why wouldn’t I want to preserve my own healthy stem cells for the future? When Davis & Pyle introduced me to the Forever Labs’ cutting-edge science, development, and research it was not a question of if I was going to harvest my stem cells but, how quickly could I get on the schedule to have this procedure done!
What was the process like?
The sign-up process was a breeze. I simply answered a brief health questionnaire on the Forever Labs website, and paid for the procedure. Dr. Wood offered the give me a prescription to help me relax, and for the discomfort. But... I told him if he didn’t take anything for his stem cell harvesting procedure - I wasn’t going to either (I’m competitive like that).
The day of the procedure I was a little nervous but, I couldn't help but think of the gift I was giving to my future self and family. Desha (Dr. Wood’s nurse) gave me a robe and informed me to lay down on my right side on the treatment table. Dr. Wood came in with the technician from Forever Labs, and he talked me through the entire procedure again which was reassuring.
The procedure started with him disinfecting the area, and promptly followed by a pinch from the local anesthesia going in. We needed a few minutes for the medication to kick in which afforded me the opportunity to take a quick photo-op with Dr. Wood.
The sensation of the actual treatment was of deep pressure as Dr. Wood was finding the proper placement that was followed by a shift in pressure in my glutes, which I can only describe as a cramp. In total, the procedure only took about 15 minutes to perform, and immediately after the cells were harvested they were swiftly shipped off for freezing and storage by the technician.
Post procedure Dr. Wood placed a dressing on my back and went over my aftercare instructions which were basic. No submerging in water, keep the area cover, take an anti-inflammatory for any discomfort, and come back for a re-check in a few days. That was it. I drove myself home and relaxed for the evening.
Do I need to take time off work?
I went back to work (9 hours/on my feet) the next day! Visually no one could tell that I had anything done. I had a small discreet dressing on my back that had a tiny amount of drainage for a day or two. Physically I was a little sore but then again, I only really noticed it when I accidentally bumped into something because I had forgotten that I had a procedure the day before.
That was it, quick and easy! I am excited to see how this cutting-edge field continues to unfold. As advancements in stem cell therapy continue, who knows, it may help me live a healthier, longer life. How can gifting youth to myself be a bad thing?
- Mary Shaver, RN