transplantation

Tomorrow morning my son an MD, internal med hospitalist, is driving me from Arizona to Corvallis Oregon. I will be living with him till our house in AZ sells and my wife moves up. In the interim I am pursuing a work up with a Movement Disorder Neuro/Psychiatrist in Corvallis that is integrated with the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She anticipates that I will be a good candidate for DBS with Dr Kim Burchiel, neurosurgeon. He is a progenitor of the full anesthesia approach.

I plan to immediately start PT, and any other group or self help therapy that has not been available in the remote area in AZ where we have been living for years. I always loved the majestic splendid remote corner of the desert that I've lived in, but it has become too remote for my changing needs.

It is a true loss... but also a gain.

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  • Sounds like a no brainer! pun intended!

  • Best to you and keep us informed

  • hi

    plz keep us in the loop!

    lol Jill

    :--)

  • should be a smile

    :-)

  • The best is yet to come. Wish you the best. You are so lucky.

  • Good luck! DBS is the best thing I ever did.

  • Etterus, safe travels. It's good that you will have family close by. I have empathy with you about leaving a place you love. I lived in Colorado from the age of 3 to 60. We moved to AZ for my husbands health which thankfully has improved. The downside children and grandchildren are in Colorado. But quality of life makes it all worth it. :-) :-)

  • SO SORRY YOUARE LEAVING BEAUIFUL ARIZNOA IT WILL MIISS YOU! HOW LUCKY YOU ARE TO HAVE A M.D SON TO TAKE CARE OF YOU AND TO MAKE SURE ALL IS GOING WELL PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!! ELLIE TUCSUN AZ.

  • Blessing to you. What is the full anesthesia approach?

  • Most DBS is done with local anasthesia... Your awake.

  • Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I didn't know that full anesthesia was available for DBS surgery. I wish you the best. Please keep in touch with the site and let us know how you are doing. Blessings.

  • Please may someone say what PT is?

  • PT=Physical Therapy, I think.

  • Thank you. Does that mean exercise?

  • In the military, PT can also mean "physical training," but in any event, yes, exercise. Physical Therapy usually implies focused exercise with a specialist trainer, and the purpose is to correct specific problems rather than just to get sweaty.

  • Righto, thanks.

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