Yesterday, I visited the hospital to be reprogrammed. I took just enough medication to get me to the waiting room at 8.00 am. I then sat and gradually decayed until my appointment at 9.30am. I could just about shuffle into the consultation room using a walking stick and door-frames.
After taking lots of notes, the nurse tweaked my programming and we spent about two hours experimenting with different settings. At 10.30am I took my medication, 125mg Sastravi - the Happy Shopper equivalent of Stalevo. It took 40 minutes to take effect.
Without medication, there was only so much that could be done. Stiffness was improved, fidgeting was reduced. Also, at one point my mood was raised. Very strange, the green door looked greener. I felt more optimistic.
Once the medication took effect, the nurse improved my walking.