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JBC + DBS: A Mostly-Love Story (Continued)

Friday December 04, 2015

Besides a knack for receiving brain surgeries, my dad is now proficient in sheltering animals. Luna is his latest tenant. In the first half of our interview, my dad and I haphazardly recounted his history with DBS. Here we continue the conversation.

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Flowers on Dr. Starr's Tie

Friday October 16, 2015

In my last post, I recounted about half of my dad and my caffeinated adventure in San Francisco. The best has been saved for last. In fact, I break it down into acts: (I) Pete’s Deli on Divisadero Street Experience; (II) Dr. Starr and the Surgical Movement Disorders Center Experience.

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Leading the life of malicious whimsy

Friday October 09, 2015

A friend who underwent successful ​Deep Brain Stimulation surgery told me that now, with major motor problems sidelined, she was free to savor “the finer miseries of Parkinson’s.” Among these finer miseries​, I would include the malicious whimsy th​is​ disease inflicts on sufferers.

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Three Huge Changes for People with Parkinson's

Friday March 13, 2015

There are three components to recent changes in the experience and treatment of Parkinson's, all of which have the promise to contribute greatly to the care and everyday quality of life experienced by those of us with PD.

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How can I alert medical providers that I have DBS in an emergency? Can mammogram be done?

Saturday April 13, 2013

It is important that your medical provider be aware that you have DBS since there are some procedures that can not be performed if you have DBS.

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Does DBS affect speech?

Tuesday May 22, 2012

DBS treats movement symptoms of Parkinson’s specifically tremor, dystonia motor offs and dyskinesia.

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