Aylesbury, now here is a twist, I was born in Bletchley(sound familiar !!). Anyhow, later in life I changed jobs and moved to Peterborough hence having my DBS done at Cambridge. Back in January we moved to South Devon making Bristol my closest Hospital.
The difference having DBS done was instant, I was like a new man, gone was the violent shaking I was experiencing day and night and I could actually write again, before this I was wobbling like a jelly !!(I am happy enough to be able to take the mickey out of my condition which astonishes people, life is too short to be miserable, make light of the situation). The only downside, as i've said in other posts is the fact that the Consultant wouldn't accept that I had two tremors, the Parky and the Dystonic. He was blinkered to the fact that everything was to do with Parky, had he listened to us they would have sorted my Dystonic when doing the DBS but as always he didn't and when he realized I had, it was, "Oh, you still have a tremor, we can sort that and put you under again." That is all very well for them to say but it is daunting enough going through it the first time and am sceptical about something going wrong at the second bite of the cherry. We will see when my battery comes up for replacement and what can be done. Otherwise, life is good, I play Flat Green Bowls(in Leagues) and have, up until we moved, done Ten Pin Bowling but only socially with friends. I walk to town everyday to fetch a paper and am able to help my wife by hoovering for her. My side effects with Parky are, my voice gets emotional when I am excited about something and tend to stammer a little, I tend to talk very quietly, I walk like I am drunk, also I am prone to sometimes losing my balance and get a bit forgetful at times with things I use to be able to recall instantly.