MAYO UPDATE: Love my new doctor. Sharp, professional, great communicator, two decades of advanced work on PD, with his medical partner holds two patents related to a DBS system, and has 3000+ DBS surgeries under their belt. Their approach is conservative giving them only 4 negative outcomes in over 3000 DBS surgeries with only 1 geriatric death (fabulous odds!) In his opinion, surgery is in my future, but NOT TODAY. He asked if I would allow him to dial in an adjusted meds, eat & sleep routine first, which if done correctly should stall drilling holes in my head for another year. Uhhhh, let me think on that for a nanosecond!!!! Count me in Obi Won. I am happy to celebrate my PD's 9th anniversary in rebounded health and living fully. The move to Mayo is God sent in perfect timing. As I write this, I eye my bike sitting patiently in its stand. I have not been able to ride for a few months now. Tonight its whispering, "I'm ready when you are. Let's go for a ride!!!!!" I dust off my helmut sitting on the handlebars and reply in gratitude..... Amen.
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