View Poll Results: How many people who have had the Lima Procedure in Portugal have improved?

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  • Improved substantially (major sensory and motor return)

    3 15.00%
  • Improved slightly (some sensory and motor)

    7 35.00%
  • Did not change very much or at all

    6 30.00%
  • Had a slight loss of function (lost some strength and sensation)

    0 0%
  • Had substantial loss of function (had ascent of neurological level)

    4 20.00%
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Thread: Just returned home from Dr. Lima's procedure!!!!!

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    Senior Member DA's Avatar
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    HIGH 5's to red_1_canada

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    How did you decide whether to go to Portugal or to China? I'm really up in the air on this one.

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    Senior Member Tim C.'s Avatar
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    Information on your progress has appeared to have dried up.
    Please update us when you have the opportunity. Hope you are doing well, and wish you the very best.
    Our appetite for anything positive, be it major, or minor is insatiable.
    Thank you for your unwillingness to accept this life sentence.

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    Senior Member wang's Avatar
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    Superstar can you tell me how to follow in your foot steps? I've sent Dr. Lima email but I've had no answer.
    Anyone ?

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    Since returning from the procedure I can positivly say that i have regained more control of bladder. Also, i am beginning to feel like my legs are waking up and begging for exercise.
    Sorry for not posting, needed a break for a while....
    Chuck, Dr. Lima is on vacation and when i speak with him i promise to ask, could you e-mail me your email address.
    As far as making the descion for Portugal versus China there was none, I was accepted and felt it was my best option.
    Getting ready to work out hard the next couple of months, THERE WILL BE SIGNIFICANT RETURN!
    THANK YOU for all of your hopes and prayers!!1!

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    Senior Member Jeff's Avatar
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    Argao, Cebu, Philippines
    Don't mean to hijack this topic. But. Does everyone sense the excitement? There will never be anything for an SCI'd individual that rivals functional return. It is the ultimate. There is no substitute.

    Sorry, just had to interject that.

    ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

  7. #47
    thanks for posting the updates...

    Keep it up!

    Russ Byrd

  8. #48
    superstar & jv

    This is wonderful knews. Please keep posting and congratulations!

  9. #49
    I contacted Dr. Lima, he was very fast in his response, just 1 day. Her's what he said

    "Dear Chris:

    Thank you for your interest in our work.

    However in this phase of the trial we just accept patients until 5 years of lesion.

    Also the lesion by MRI should not exceed 4 cm on the vertical axis.

    Best regards

    Carlos Lima, MD"

    The post injury requirement put's me out as it's 13 yrs for me. So it's up to you new guys to get us where we need to be.
    Here is the email I used:
    Good luck

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    Senior Member Sh0rty's Avatar
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    I have contacted Dr.Lima, he wrote back once and when I wrote for more info he hasnt returned an email. I am interested in this procedure but I dont I get screened to know if I qualify? Do I have to go there? Or is there a way to tell here?

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