My brother had dbs surgery 8 yrs ago. He had to be in adult care afterwards. Never the same man. Very sad. I, too, have PD but for 22 yrs. Wont have dbs!
I had my first DBS in Jan 2011 at age 59. Never experienced problems but tremor was only symptom and it disappeared.
My second DBS was in May 2019 to control tremor on my other hand. I had also became very “unbalanced” when walking and was limping some.
I have not recovered and experience new symptoms almost daily. I can’t lift my left leg to control a walker. After my second dose of medicine I seem to have more control but still need a walker to get around. If you have ever used a walker, it is not something you can do while completing another task. My feet have also started to “freeze”-seems to stay frozen forever (especially if I am standing in the rain.
I could sleep all the time- I used to make fun of nappers.
I experienced my first time struggle with my sciatica. Three injections of styroids in my spine and finally, at least for now, solved the problem.
I have fell in the toilet, in the dryer, and other strange places. I don’t like to go out because even putting on my shoes and shocks are a struggle.
Having MRI soon to rule out stroke, and check my knee for orthopedic problem.