Holiday Update

I’ve neglected the blog for too long! It’s been very nice to reconnect with the family, after all we’ve been through the past three months. We have so much to be thankful for: My daughter’s health, after her diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes; and my own health, after a successful surgery to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

At this point, my medication and stimulation are stable. However, we still have a need — and the possibility — of improving both. I still have some unwanted motion in the muscles of my right side, but compared with where we were two months ago, the change can still be considered miraculous. The left side seems a little undermedicated. By that I mean the tremor and generalized muscle stiffness is very evident when my med levels are low.

We have lots of room for improvement. The next step is likely to be a fine-tuning of the device that might allow for additional right-side relief while simultaneously rethinking the medicine for controlling the left. I’m looking forward to it.