There isn't much change from last year. My DBS device settings are exactly the same as they were last year (1.30 left, 1.90 right) and my battery level is 2.76V which is lower than I expected, but still a long way from the 2.59V replacement (ERI) warning.
I have reduced my intake of carbi/levodopa to one half of a 25/100 pill per day. Yes! You read that correctly, I have LOWERED the amount of Parkie meds I take daily.
I feel extremely lucky that I have had such amazing results from my experience and am thankful to Medtronic for making this therapy a reality.
|Settings: 1.30 left side, 1.90 right side|
My sense of humor is still there and I try to find things to laugh about every day. My slowness of movement and rigidity are well controlled, and I have almost no visible tremor. There isn't any change from last year, so you can just click here and read last year's update, if you want more details: DBS Year Five.
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