My "Dday" (Diagnosis Day) anniversary just passed a couple days ago. This year, my thoughts are all about DBS. I'm really not worried about the operation; the risks are few and the payoff is potentially huge. Why then am I so weepy? I guess I just resent having to do this at all. That's not right, though; I should be glad that this option is available now. I AM glad. I just wish I didn't have to have a couple of holes drilled in my head in order to feel normal. Here's a list of "plusses" to DBS surgery:
1.) I can finally say "I can't come to work tomorrow; I'm having brain surgery". I've always wanted to say that.
2.) I won't have to go through that scanner thingy at the airport anymore.
3.) I can call myself a "Bionic Woman". Just don't ask me to run in slow motion.
4.) I can pretend to be in that episode of Star Trek where Spock's brain is removed and they were making his body work with a remote control device.
Well, all of that is on top of the main advantage; cutting down on medication and feeling normal again. A lot to look forward to!