Some friends of ours passed this article on to us from the Washington Post,"Adult stem cell research far ahead of embryonic."
From the article, "Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man's pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it to about four teaspoons of rich red liquid, and injected that into his ankle. Four months later the ankle was healed."
Sweet. I'll ask Dr. Buchanan about this on Friday to see what he thinks. It sounds like magic, like "just inject this and you're healed" magic. But I also don't see how it could make my situation any worse. I imagine the biggest problem he'd have with it is the risk of infection from retrieving the bone marrow from my pelvis.
My ankle looks ridiculous.
This is what a normal ankle looks like.
I've been wondering why I have such a gigantic ankle. None of the fragments healed. I'm going to be extremely unhappy if this second incision is reopened during this next surgery. This took way too much effort to heal.
The CT scan is tomorrow morning, so I should have the 3D reconstructions up here tomorrow night.