Saturday, September 7, 2013

What a difference!

This is the first morning in 6 months that I have woken up with hardly any pain and no Parkinson's symptoms at all.  I went in to Stanford for a DBS adjustment last week, and not only did they adjust it so that the right and left sides of my body match, they also gave me the power of adjusting it myself a little bit.  I took advantage of this yesterday and bumped up the signal on the left side of my body just 0.1V (from 2.9V to 3.0V).  What a difference!  The pain in my neck, arms and shoulders slowly faded away.  Walking became easier.  Tremor disappeared entirely, rigidity melted to almost nothing.  I hope this lasts!


Lee Meddin said...

Hi Marian,

Great news! So glad to hear about this. I have included your post on my Parkinson's News site, see Let me know if you would rather not have it there. I thought it would inspire other PWPs.

Cheers and good thoughts,
Lee Meddin

Marian said...

Thanks, Lee! I feel honored.

Heather Von St. James said...

Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! Heather.vonstjames(at) Thanks!!

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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.