I’m Daz I’ve just been diagnosed with early stages Parkinson disease and am not in a good way I try to hide it from my wife how I really feel as I do not want to burden her with my disability.
I have been put forward for DBS surgery as my tremors are really bad but don’t know how I feel about this I think it’s the unknown also I’m not too keen on being semi awake for the operation.
What I am seeking is some advice on the stages of Parkinson’s also can you ask to be put under general anesthesia for the operation and what is the recovery time. I have other health issues such as Degenerative disc disease and I had Caudia Equine Syndrome which caused nerve damage in my legs.
Not knowing much about Parkinson disease is my main concern and the surgery.
I am 46 years old and used to be a very physical person as I was a builder.
Any advice from someone would be greatly appreciated.