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Monday, December 18, 2017

My Parkinson's Journey: DBS and Cataract Surgeries Update

I've delayed getting  an update on my cataract surgery. Not because of anything bad happening, but just real busy it seems. So here it is, without further notice, here is my video!

Friday, December 1, 2017

I'm Doing Great So Far.

I've been doing great!

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up who has been following this blog. I can tell, so very slowly, that I'm getting more stable. Still doing steady enough and can type well enough, that I just finished around 25K words on my novel during the second half of November. Woot!

But still not quite good enough to do Zumba. But I can tell when I helped vacuum at a job the other evening, that wasn't quite as erratic in vacuuming as I was the time before. So there is some progress, however minor it may be. I was actually encouraged by a study on DBS. They wanted to see what people's experiences were before and after DBS surgery. The evaluated them shortly before their DBS surgery, but then waited between 9 and 12 months after their surgery before evaluating them again. Supposedly, by the time that rolls around, a lot of the getting used to it and settling down of the extremities should have happened. IOW, in around 6 months, when my doctor says is the outside time frame when I can expect to be back to normal, is when, well, I can get back to my normal life before DBS, except without the tremors!

I'm also going to have my cataract surgery on Dec. 13th. Two Wednesdays from now. I'm praying that I'm not one of the very few who end up with any complications. I know it chances of happening are pretty slim, and most come away from it seeing great, but there is still that chance. It may not be brain surgery (had it, survived it), but it is eye surgery. So pray that everything goes well.

That's the updates for now. I'll be checking back in with you shortly after the 13th.


Friday, November 3, 2017

My Parkinson's Journey: Post Deep Brain Stimulation Update

Hi. Time for another update. Some new news to report, as well as updating for old news.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My PD Journey: Week 2 of DBS Programming

After one week from, that place where the Devil shines, with my new DBS settings going crazy on me, I'm finally at a normal place since yesterday, returning to semi-normal, or about as close as I believe I ever could.


Sorry for yelling, but I'm so happy to be here!

On with today's video, so you can see for yourself!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My DBS Journey: Day 16 - Final Results, Success!

The title says it all. After going through two surgeries, today I get to experience the results, a success!

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Here's the video;

Monday, October 9, 2017

My DBS Journey: Day 15 - Preparing for Programmimg

Down to the final stage of this process: programming and turning it on!


Here's the video the day before programming.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

My DBS Journey: Day 14 - Bandages Off

Come and see! But if images of stitches make you squeamish, I put the video at the end. So find out how I'm doing today.