Posted by Phil of AZ
on September 11, 2000 at 14:29:19:
In Reply to: DBS surgery: yes or no? posted by Bruce on September 10, 2000 at 18:47:56:
: How many of my parky friends are thinking about having the implant )DBS) brain surgery? On the flip side, how many of you would not have the surgery? Any comments? Bruce
Not only am I interested but I have had the procedure postponed 3 times. First two were FDA related, third delay not clear. I'd love to get this started since I was originally scheduled for it in March 2000, then July 2000, then Sept 12th, 2000. Apparently there's some underlying and unexplained concerns in regard to the first 25 patients, who received DBS. I was scheduled to have the procedure at Barrow Neurological Institute in AZ; where I live. In any case, I'm willing, ready, anxious, and able, provided I can get past the pre-procedure screening.
FYI, I'm PWP about to turn 45, dxd in 95, been disabled for almost 2 years, and have exhausted all other meds. Don't even ask how much Sinemet I take daily!