At last, clarification. I just talked to my neurologist. The stem cell trial was finally approved by the IRB. That is the Institutional Review Board or the Investigational Review Board. No difference. These boards exist to monitor safety and guard against potentially expensive liability issues. IRBs can be tough audiences. The last hurdle has been jumped.
It will take days to set up the stem cell infusion. After forty years, I guess a few more days should not matter. They do, of course, but that is my problem. Years of work and millions of dollars are at stake. I am not so self-absorbed that I believe I am the issue. This trial is larger than any single individual. I am but a laboratory rat and proud of it. Let the battle continue.