I have had PD (diagnosised) since 2002. In 2004, I was so bad that I taught my self how to write lefthanded, I walked with a cane and my right side had constant tremors. In the summer of 2004, I started having complications from one of the many medications I was taking. So it was determined that I would be a good candidate for DBS. I was scheduled for September. With much trepidation I was admitted to the hospital and prepped for the surgery. Everything went well and in two week I was scheduled to be turned on. Let me tell you, the moment I was turned on ie my DBS was activated, I notice an immediate change in me. I could write again with ease, I could walk without schuffling my feet, I felt great. I said this disease named Parkinsn's had not won!!! I had. Would I have it done again? YES, YES, YES!! (as a matter of fact I did have to have the left side put back in but that is a whole different story)
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