Day 11 of #30DaysofPD: Deep Brain Stimulation Gave Me Back My Life
This is Christine Scheer’s story.
Christine received a life-changing call from her physician on her 60th birthday. She was scheduled for deep brain stimulation surgery, an operation that drastically improved her quality of life.
As Christine’s Parkinson’s symptoms became more prevalent, she knew she needed a change. While the surgery is by no means a cure, it’s helped her manage daily living.
Here’s an excerpt: “Some have asked if I’m “cured.” Not at all. The Parkinson’s devil still lurks beneath the surface, and I fight it daily. I’ve started exercising again. Two weeks after surgery, I did a 5-kilometer walk for a local charity, and I’m now running three times a week and doing spin classes and weight training twice a week. I hope to start a walking group soon.”
Have you had this surgery? What was your experience?
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