Poem No. 3

Yes, you’d be nervous too if holes were going to be drilled into your head

But I‘ve assured all who have asked , that I am not anxious nor do I feel any dread.

The bottom line is simply this – I have done everything that I can possibly do,

So Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s is what I opted to go through.

Not a decision made lightly nor without a multitude of exams and serious talk

From memory tests and mental evaluations to observing me as I walk.

The latter was not as easy as it sounds as I was off my meds for more than a day.

I tried do as instructed but the best I did was stumble every which a way.

An hour later and one dose of meds, I was put thru the same exercises as before.

Now I performed with the greatest of ease and I was ready to hit the dance floor.

I am on the surgery schedule now and “D” day is quickly closing in,

But rest assured, this is one battle I fully intend to win.

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  • You WILL win!! Tony

  • I agree! Keep us up-to-date with your progress.

  • Good for you! You have what it takes.

    Drill, baby, drill!

  • where is your poem- was looking forward to reading another one you composed

  • I tried but nothing came out this time.

    It's a pretty serious business & maybe it inhibited me.

    I did refer to DBS in a humorous way in a Spanish poem

    I wrote last year but on reflection it was not so funny.

  • I'd have been crying for the last 15 1/2 years if I had not been able to believe if I could just hang in there, that there was hope in the picture. I also am very hardheaded which I think is a plus in this case..... may be a little harder to drill

    If you can not laugh and make other people laugh, a lot of your time on this earth has been wasted

    YOU have done your share of making others laugh and I hope you will continue to do so

  • Nice!

    I know whaqt you mean about this, I've had it done, too. Feel free to send me a message w/any questions.

    Best wishes!!!

    Steve (Bisbee, AZ)

  • Wish you every success with this procedure and am sure it will help you a lot.

  • Thinking of you and hoping for the best! Please update us on your progress...it's going to be all good....I just know it!

  • Thank you all for your suppose

  • Good luck with it

    Best wishes

    Andy :-)

  • I will post after each stage. ...probably not in verse. But one never knows