Two weeks from today, if all goes as planned, I should be snoozing comfortably in a room at Mount Sinai Medical Center after a successful day in surgery. I’ll define success as having experienced relief from my Parkinson’s symptoms on the left side of my body.
I had the same procedure in November 2009 for the right side of my body, so I know what I’m in for this time around. Does that make it any easier this time around? Well, not really. I’m not exactly looking forward to having the halo screwed on, but I can deal.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks trying to wind down my various commitments so I can focus on getting my body into the best possible shape. So far so good. I have let myself gain a bit in body fat, anticipating some weight loss around surgery.
This time I have no pre-op tests except for the ones done when I check in the day before, and nothing post-op except for suture removal and, of course, the initial programming session on Feb. 24. That doesn’t give me a lot to write about, but I’ll do my best. And I will use Facebook this time, too. Just don’t ask me to tweet.