Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you dealing with Parkinson's. This disease can take so much from you if you let it. My Christmas wish for all of you is to stay strong, mobile , and happy, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I am 59 and was diagnosed at 54 I had DBS surgery almost two years ago and it saved my life. This is deep brain stimulation which is brain surgery where probes are inserted into your brain which is run off a battery which is inserted into your chest I would recommend this to anyone with early onset Parkinson's. The earlier they can do it the better the results.View Thread
My thinking was never an issue for me, and yes I was able to drive 6 weeks after surgery could not even be in a car except to and from dr. appts. DBS is insertion of probes into the brain than connected to a battery that is implanted into your chest. Mine was done in two sessions. First one dr inserted probe on the right side. A nine hour surgery that you are awake for two months later probes were implanted on the left side as well as the battery which took 11 hours. I would do it all over again. Before surgery had tremors on my right side which was so so painful. Severe depression, anxiety, was on massive amounts of antidepressants . which I am happy to say today I take none.View Thread
I have Parkinson's and was diagnosed when I was in my early 50s I am now 59, I was diagnosed early enough that I was able to get deep brain stimulation that gave me my life back, So I would say visit your dr as soon as possible. I know with my medical insurance we have to have a referral to a specialist . Good luckView Thread
Thank you for your response. I didn't know why I was feeling this way. I have no feelings, not happy, sad, excited. I can laugh but I don't cry much. It is so weird. I am like you their is nothing I can do about it so it really doesn't bother me.View Thread