i was diagnosed with parkinsons 6 years ago aged 48. I am a patient at queens neurological hospital in London where this summer i underwent Deep Brain Surgery. I was the first person in the world to have a new type of electrodes implanted into my brain and the battery pack inserted under the skin on my chest.The battery now lasts for 25 years,where as its predecessor lasted for 5 years. This operation has reduced my tremor and limp which has given me a better quality of life.I still suffer fatigue and aches and pains,but i know longer get stared at or pittyfull looks when out in public places. Also, i can now type a text once instead of 4 times lol.