Dating and Parkinson’s Disease

Sitting in the shadows of my eco-friendly Prius, I scan the parking lot for any sign of life. Out of the corner of my eye, I see movement. A man walking with his head down, looking very suspicious shifts his gaze towards me. I hold my breath and hunker down. The figure slowly passes me […]

Grateful At The DMV

I am at the DMV in California at 11am in the morning. Ughhhh. I have already officially hit the “you have lost 2-hours of your life” mark, but I haven’t even gotten up to the counter to get my number. Yes, you read that correctly, I am waiting in line to get a ticket… to […]

Adventures Of Having A Disability Placard

I am driving to my favorite shop at the mall to search for something that will make me feel better.  Ahhh, retail therapy. It begins wandering aimlessly for an item that I had no idea I couldn’t live without… nothing can compare to the rush you feel as you swipe your credit card. You feel alive! […]

‘Twas The Night After A Perky Christmas

          ‘Twas the night after Christmas, and Perky’s a wreck, She did too much again, aw, but why the heck? Perky knows better, she’s committed a mortal sin. But has hopes that Sinemet soon will kick in. Wrapping and ribbons all covered the floor, The evidence shows, the day wasn’t a […]

Why Do We Say Hurtful Things To The Ones That We Love?

I tried to find a way to sugarcoat this title. Because for me, this one sentence, brings a flash of all the hurtful things that people have said to me, and all the whoppers that I’ve shot back… (Hey, I never said I was perfect! Ok, so maybe I am, but don’t hold that against […]

Medtronic Answers Your Top Ten Questions

A couple of weeks ago, I asked “What would you ask Medtronic about DBS?”.  Well there were many questions, submitted, so here are the top ten questions that you, the readers asked.  Drum Roll Please… 1.     What are the benefits of DBS therapy? What about the risks? DBS therapy has been approved by the FDA […]

Life Lessons From A Turkey

My family lives in Arizona, so it is my daughterly duty to make a valiant effort to make the trek for the yearly holidays.   But, 5 years ago, due to my hectic work schedule, I would have to spend Thanksgiving on my own. A master plan was in the making…. I would demonstrate my traditional […]

What Would You Ask Medtronic About DBS?

After the popularity of my recent post “19 Things You May Not Know About DBS”, I had many questions from my readers.  And as I have said before, I am not a Doctor and all though I am freakishly smart, you should probably followup with someone who is a little more serious than myself.  Who […]

19 Things That You Might Not Know About DBS

Now readers, before I get started, I want to remind you that my blog is strictly for entertainment purposes and is not meant to diagnosis or treat any medical illness.  These 19 facts about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery are based on information I have gained from my personal experiences. I am not a doctor, […]

‘Twas The Night Before Brain Surgery

I have never been lucky when it comes to my health. I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop in life. As a little girl, practicing my gymnastics beam routine on railroad ties in my backyard, I get Creosote splinters all through the bottom of my feet. Goofing around in South Park, Colorado when […]