"I am a 60 yr.old veteran, have been with VA since 2012. In 2014, I was meddo-vacced to VA where I had an emergency, 6 hour lung surgery due to aspiration pneumonia.
Did well in recovery over 2 wks, ready to go home, had a heart attack, had 4 stents placed in heart. Finally got to go home after almost 3 weeks. Six months later, fractured 3 ribs over the same surgical site. I spent the next 2 1/2 years basically homebound, in chronic pain. I gained 60 pds, became a type II diabetic, and my emphysema from smoking became much worse. I applied for disability through Social Security. While waiting for that, I had another stent placed in my heart. I was a wreck. But post-op from the latest, I decided I had to start exercising, follow my diet, get my diabetes under control. I saw BioWave on twitter, contacted them, ended up with Ron Streelman as a contact. I got my new primary MD to order PT. I asked for the biowave as it had just arrived at VA. Fell asleep during 1st treatment, it relaxed me and felt great…Ron had a fit when I told him that! Over the next 3 weeks, I progressively showed improvement, not only with pain, going from an 8/10 to a 2/10, my range of motion left arm/shoulder improved tenfold. I received a home unit, which I now use every 2-3 days as needed. I can take a deeper breath as it doesn’t hurt, so am receiving much better oxygenation, which helps overall. I can vacuum, clean the tub, do the dishes, where before, I did all of the above slowly, painfully, over the space of days. Now I can do all in the same day. When I overdo, because I can, just put the portable pack on, and continue with my chores. I am bike riding as weather allows, going on our local bike trail along the Chemung river, and to our area Lake Park. I can go out, and stay out for the day now. I can volunteer at church in the kitchen, cooking and running the dish machine. I can go out with friends in the evening now. I have my life back. I’m still limited, of course, and nothing has been cured. But because I am in less pain, I have stretched out and used muscles I was unable to because of the pain. Thanks to Biowave, my disability has gone from crippling to manageable."
Retired Professor of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine
San Ramon, CA
MD Neurosurgical Care