Friday, February 22, 2013

Countdown to a new life

Just 4 days until my DBS implant is turned on and calibrated for the first time!  I can hardly wait, especially since my symptoms have returned, and I'm having trouble at work.  Sunday I have to stop taking Requip, Monday it's "goodbye" to seligeline and amantadine, Tuesday I have to quit the rest of the drugs (Stalevo and Sinemet) and then Wednesday I go in to be powered up and fine tuned.

I hope I can start cutting down on the meds soon, too.  I'm taking medication every 2 hours now; 17 pills a day!  And that's not counting the pain killers, muscle relaxants and sleeping pills for the insomnia that's probably a side effect of the OTHER drugs.

Soon I'll be free!  Well, "free er" anyway.  Sorry; my "dash" key doesn't work ever since I spilled a margarita on the keyboard.  Go figure.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nothing but Blue Skies from now on...

Took a cruise on SF Bay on Sunday to celebrate Valentine's Day.  I just love these Hornblower cruises!  My older brother and his wife came with us; we laughed and drank champagne and ate too much.  We went out on the bow, because it was a beautiful day, and we watched the porpoises playing in the waves.  Bob and I even got one dance in!  Bob requested the song "Blue Skies" and led me to the dance floor, so happy I was walking 3 feet off the ground!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The road to recovery

I feel like Dorothy looking out on a technicolor landscape and saying "I don't think we're in Kansas any more!"

I didn't realize how sad I had become; I was just holding on for dear life and forgetting to enjoy the ride.  Now, it's a whole new world for me.

My first public appearance 
Got my appetite back
When we thought we were going to WIN the Superbowl; sigh... that was fun.

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I'm a lucky lady. I have a wonderful husband of 27 years, a fantastic 25 year old son (I'm so proud of him!) a loving and supportive family, the best friends in the world, a job that I love, and... Parkinson's Disease. I was diagnosed in September 2006. That was a jolt, but I'm learning to deal with it.