Saturday, November 12, 2011
11/11/11was my original day for my DBS. Fortunately I was moved forward 3 months, and had it done on 5/8/11 instead.
Whilst I am happy that it is all behind me, my wig is no longer necessary as summer approaches, etc, my thoughts are with Leonie from my Y@P group who took my spot. Leonie, you are in good hands with the same team as I had. I wish you luck.
People Living with Parkinson's (PLWP) all know that no two people are the same; everyone has different symptoms, no 2 people I ever met took the same drugs.
I am writing this because I just read a comment from another Y@P member.
Ric wrote"This post has really made my day/week/year. I'm quite encouraged by the results you've seen, and I'm happy that you have found real healing - FINALLY. If my surgery goes as well as yours I'm going to run my wife Jennifer into the ground with outdoor activities. Here's to a new life and that it sticks around."
Ric, I really hope that your experience is as positive as mine. I am looking forward to hearing how both you and Leonie went when we meet next year at a Y@P meeting, and you are both 3 months plus down the road.
I am glad that you have enjoyed following this blog, and that you and others have gained something from my posts. I admire your optimism, but keep in mind that DBS is not a miracle cure. If it goes well, it can make a huge difference to a person's quality of life.
When I asked Professor Williams how good can I hope to be, he answered, "As good as you are when your meds are functioning at their best".
And that in itself varies from person to person.