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Sunday, June 24, 2012

10 & 1/2 months on....

I know I have not blogged for a while, but things have stabilised, and I feel that if I continue, it will be more personal, not DBS based.
HOWEVER, when I opened my blog this morning, I discovered that 35 people on average, from all over The World, check my blog every day. (Thanks to FEEJIT for supplying that information.)

So how am I doing?
Remarkably well.
When I look back over my blog, I am reminded how bad things actually were.

My toes no longer cramp or curl.
I no longer freeze.
Dyskenesia is a thing of the past.
I take a fraction of the meds I did, and if I'm late taking them, it no longer matters.
I am 'even functioning'; I don't experience "off" periods any more.
I sleep at night.
I drive normally; no more lane swapping.

On the other hand;

I have put on weight. (No more 24 hrs dyskenesia workout).
My walking is not great.
Handwriting still sux!

So I am seriously trying to lose weight; 4.6kg lost so far.
I am seeing a physio about my walking.
I love my computer!

I still ride once a week, even though it is winter, thanks to an ever reliable friend, Ingrid who is there bright eyed each Wednesday.
I do pilates once a week.

Overall, DBS has delivered everything I hoped for.
BUT (there's always a but!), I acknowledge that it may not be for everyone, and everyone who has it may not have such great results.

But life is good; I can get on with so much more now.

My next post will be from Brisbane, where I am delivering a summary of this blog (in 10 minutes + 5 for questions), in 3 week's time.
Then I'll report from "The Top End" of Australia, (Darwin and Kakadu), where my husband and I will be holidaying. (Last holiday was in Tasmania, the "Bottom End".)
And soon after, we will be back at our Unity Walk again.
where I hope to top the 100 in 'Karyn's Crowd' who supported me last year.
Please email me if I missed you, and you want to join my team.
Donations can be made at
And somewhere in between, watch out for my review of "A Funny Thing Happened on the way Back to the Future", where I purchased a 'cheap' seat for $200, but Michael J Fox doesn't come to Melbourne often....

So don't give up on me, 
Thanks for your support; it keeps me going,
And stay tuned.

Karyn Spilberg