In December of 1997 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s after noticing that my left arm had stopped swinging when I walked.   After developing lots of symptoms over the 11 years, some strange, some debilitating, in December 2008, I underwent Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS).  There were 3 surgeries to get the device implanted.  2 surgeries were brain surgery where I had to be awake while they implanted the electrodes into my brain.  The 3rd surgery was to implant the battery pack into my chest.  This is my journal of my experiences with DBS.

January 6, 2009, they turned the device on and I’ve been cutting back on my meds and having more “on” times than I’ve had in many years.  Stay tuned as I update the blog for information on what the process has been like!

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Published on January 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

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