My Story

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s June of 2016. I have always been active and very independent. Now I have trouble walking, getting up, picking things up, dressing, and just moving. I am on a very low dose of Mirapex. Have tried Azilect and Sinemet. Both had bad reactions to. They can’t increase Mirapex because of the reaction. It seems my only option now is DBS. If I pass the cognitive tests I will have surgery March 6. It’s been hard as my husband’s health is declining. I’m his caregiver. Trying to get him to and from appointments and treatments is getting harder.. Getting to my appointments are next to impossible. I have 160 miles one way to travel. Can’t drive that far especially in the winter..


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