|Lip curling upwards
My DBS unit comes with a remote control and all I could do, so far, was turn it on or off. Stephanie hooked up the antennae and showed me how to adjust the settings myself, within limitations she set. Since the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body and vice versa, the controller is designed to mimic your body, so when I look at it, the left number is for my left side and the right number is for the right side of my body. It is less confusing for us that way.
|My remote with antennae
|My current settings
Even though my motor symptoms have almost disappeared and people (including my beloved Dr. Z) say, "You don't look like you have Parkinson's anymore," I still HAVE Parkinson's and still find my Energeezer Battery running out of juice. So, I have learned to pace myself and not overdue it.
The bottom line; would I do it over again? The answer is a definite YES. Besides, you can't imagine the fun I am having. I tell friends about the DBS, how I am now "electrified" and then when they hug me, I say, "Bzzzt" and make them jump. Nice to know I haven't lost my sense of humor.
|New electrified YumaBev
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