Originally Posted by sunflower4u
If you had it to do over again would you do it? In what way did it help you? I am in the process of going through the testing to see if I am a good candidate.
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I had DBS June 22, 2010, and it has been nothing short of a miracle. I am medication free, other than a small dose of Sinemet at bedtime because I have trouble with nighttime waking to roll over due to rigidity.
My tremors are pretty much gone. I still have balance and gait issues, but with physical therapy that is improving.
My biggest reservation about having the procedure was the prospect of being awake for part of it, but in comparison to the PD, it was a small hurdle and turned out to be much more tolerable than I had built it up in my mind to be.
I had the surgery early in the morning, and was discharged the next day...my aunt was in the hospital longer for her knee replacement than I was for brain surgery!! The family joke is that I had "drive-through" brain surgery.