Please can you introduce yourself?
And how were things before finding Verita Neuro, did you try any treatments?
How did you find out about Verita Neuro?
Why did you go for epidural stimulation?
What was your surgery in Thailand like?
What did you think of the people who looked after you?
And what about rehabilitation?
How long did it take until you started seeing some results from the surgery and the different help that you'd been receiving?
How did you feel at that moment when they turned it on?
How has it affected your daily life since going back to the US?
The stimulator is not like you turn it on, and all of a sudden, you're gonna go and grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks or anything. It doesn't translate into actions you would have done before. But there are two things in my point of view. One is that it helps you with accomplishing existing things. For example, you work out your muscles a lot, so my core became a lot stronger because of it. Regardless of the signal from my brain going down, that muscle was strengthened. So even with a weak signal now it helps me a lot. Turning in the bed, right, something that sounds a little silly, but it's helpful to be able to turn on your own without asking someone to turn you in the middle of the night. Since the stimulation, I was able to find the strength to turn around, and many other things throughout the day.
The other part is the morale. Just a simple fact, like that you can stand up and in some cases, particularly mine, I can walk with crutches, and walk around the house. It doesn't translate into something useful, but it's awesome to be able to walk around like before and stand up, seeing the world in perspective. Those two things are massive and well worth the money. It’s also worth always keeping in mind that technology advances and if you keep your muscle alive and everything as close as possible to what it was before, if something more advanced was found, it would allow you to get that as opposed to letting everything kind of die down.