This entry will only be up for a few days. I suspect that few are checking the blog now; I asked for feedback, and received it only from friends.
But in case there's any one curious as to how I am at 6 weeks... here goes.
A/Prof Williams and I are still fine tuning.
I have control of the stimulator to a point; parameters are set.
Just to confuse me, there are two modes; A and B. I am up to 1.0 on B (original mode), and 1.6 on A (new mode). Last week, when I hit 1.5, my left foot turned in, making walking uncomfortable; but NOT painful, so I stopped.
I am now taking MUCH less medication. Besides stopping Sifrol (Mirapex), I no longer take any Madopar.
I just take Stalevo 4 times a day, and one Symmetrel.
Also, I have stopped the Serrequel completely, because I did not like the vivd dreams I was experiencing.
Unfortunately, I am not sleeping as well as I was.
Other than that, my movement continues to be still, and my friends notice a great improvement.
I can finally drive (hooray!), and hope to mount my bike next week as Spring weather hits beautiful Melbourne.
I'm off to A/Prof Williams today, where I hope that my foot issue will be resolved, and Molly and I can enjoy some walks together.
I still wear my wig when out, as my hair has not covered the scar yet.
If you want me to continue with sporadic updates, please email me and let me know, or else I will assume that I am talking to myself, and no one is reading this any more.