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Just completed DBS Sugery for Parkinson's
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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2017 11:51 PM
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On Monday I completed the last of 3 procedures to implant a neurostimulator to treat Parkinson's disease. It certainly wasn't much fun but the tests performed in the OR were amazing. My tremors were gone and I had full range of motion in both arms and legs. I felt as if someone rolled the clock back 15 years or more.

DBS is not a cure nor is it for everyone with PD but I thought that there might be a few people in the HLB community that are struggling with this insidious disease who have also tuned out the typical PD support groups. If so, let me know and I will be happy to share my experiences.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2017 11:58 PM
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That's really good news OM! Please keep us posted on your progress.



 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 12:21 AM
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Will do. They turned the simulators off before they closed me up. I have an appointment scheduled for March 8th for the neurologist to turn them on permanently and fine tune them.



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OM, Great news! I have a good friend who has had them for 3-4 years. In fact, the technology is changing so fast that he just had them replaced with a new set. Made a noticable difference immediately. From his experiences I know that it takes courage just to sit through this procedure. I salute your perseverance. RD



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That is great news. I've known a couple of co workers that ended up with Parkinson's. Not much fun...



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Stick a feather...er, uhhh.....in my hat and call me "Ostrich"!
I never heard of this procedure.
Fantastic news. Good to hear and I wish you a speedy recovery.



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olyeller wrote:
Stick a feather...er, uhhh.....in my hat and call me "Ostrich"!
I never heard of this procedure.
Fantastic news. Good to hear and I wish you a speedy recovery.


I hadnt heard of this procedure either, not that I am deeply seated in the medical field but I have known a couple of folks who had this disease.

Good luck OM.

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