Life with joint pain can be severely debilitating and prevent you from leading a full, active life. I received my first knee surgery in 1971 and have struggled with pain and problems ever since due to several complications experienced during surgery. The silver lining of the experience was that Dr. Stanley Jones was the resident on this surgery, and I’ve always remembered the superior level of care he provided during that time.
Years later, I still suffered from joint pain in my knees, hips and shoulder. The pain made it difficult to walk my dog, complete basic household tasks and go about my daily life. I did not want to become dependent on pain medications to manage the daily pain and was not interested in additional surgeries.
One day, we received a letter in the mail from former Texas State Representative John Zerwas informing us about a Houston-based biotechnology company, Celltex, that specializes in using one’s own adult stem cells for banking and therapy. In the letter, Zerwas shared that he had recently toured Celltex with Dr. Jones, Celltex’s co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, and explained how the company helps people with a variety of chronic conditions.
I immediately recalled my positive experience with Dr. Jones and set up an appointment to meet with him in April 2019 to learn more about this exciting company and how it might be able to help with my joint pain.
After my appointment with Dr. Jones and determining that stem cell banking and therapy was a good option for my condition, I scheduled an extraction. Celltex extracts a small amount of adipose tissue (fat) from your abdominal area, in an easy, one-time outpatient procedure. After extraction, your stem cells are banked, cryopreserved and expanded in Celltex’s FDA-registered laboratory in Houston. After banking and expansion, Celltex clients receive therapy using their own stem cells at the accredited private hospital, Hospital Galenia, in Cancun, Mexico.
It takes about six to eight weeks for your stem cells to process and expand in the Celltex lab. I was ready to go to Cancun by June 2019 to receive therapy at Hospital Galenia and was extremely impressed with the hospital and the doctors. The doctors were thorough, transparent and available around the clock.
Celltex has a team of client service coordinators who handled all of my logistics including travel plans and ground transportation arrangements. I worked with a fantastic coordinator, Ed. He met me at the airport, kept me on schedule all week going to and from the hotel and hospital, and returned me to the airport upon my departure. I did not have to think about any scheduling or logistics for the entire week, which truly made it seem like a vacation.
At Hospital Galenia, I received IV and intranasal infusions using my own stem cells to relieve joint pain in my knees, shoulder, hips and for previous setbacks from concussions.
The day after therapy, I woke up and was able to walk across my room with no knee pain at all. My left leg no longer limps, and to date, I feel wonderful in general.
Since I experienced such great results the first time, I went back to Cancun for additional rounds of therapy that helped me feel even better and further reduced any remaining pain.
Celltex is worth every penny and has given me my life back. In addition to being able to walk, jog and go through life pain-free, everyone has told me how youthful I’m looking! They never guess my real age. I recommend Celltex to all of my friends and family members.
Thank you, Celltex, for the amazing improvements in my quality of life.