I had a regular appointment a couple of weeks ago at the hospital and as I have been so off lately, the doctor said again, as I had been informed last year, that I was getting to the end of my choice of drugs and I should start to think about DBS. The Consultant nor the Parkinson's Nurse Specialist were available to speak to so I could ask for their advice.
They won't hurry themselves in getting round to speaking to me about this so I'll just have to wait and find out when they are ready to tell me.
I'm pretty nervous about this happening to me but we'll see what happens over the next few weeks? Watch this space.
All the best
I too had my DBS in 2 stages. First op on 12th March and second on 20th March. I stayed in hospital the whole time and came out on the 22nd. I have to wait until 1st May before I will be switched on. My symptoms disappeared immediately,but are slowly creeping back in.I also had a lovely black eye and hairstyle .The only thing that bothers me at the moment is the wires from the brain down to the simulator are very close to the surface, and even now 4 weeks later it is still very uncomfortable to sleep on.
Hopefully you have had your 2nd op by now , but don't be alarmed if you have quite bad bruising below the simulator, mine is still bruised. Probably not so bad for the males as they don't carry so much weight around that area !
Do take care of yourself when you get home, you will find that you do get tired.
Like Gus said , you can private message me if you would like to.
Best wishes and a speedy recovery.