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wmalice posted:
Going to have dbs surgery in 3 weeks,has anyone else in this community had this done?
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susiemargaret responded:
hello, W --

wow -- big decision for you! let me refer you to a few threads and articles where DBS ("deep brain stimulation," for other readers) has been discussed --


-- forum discussions --

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/971/0#0 ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/882/0#0 ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/804?@guest ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/778/1?@guest ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/759/0#0 ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/688/3?@guest ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/644?@guest ;

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/309/1?@guest ; and

-- http://forums.webmd.com/3/parkinsons-disease-exchange/forum/16/3?@guest .


-- articles --

-- article with general explanation of DBS, anatomy of the brain, and parkinson's disease, plus pros and cons, http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/deep-brain-stimulation ;

-- article on DBS and parkinson's disease, http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20110808/deep-brain-stimulation-may-offer-lasting-benefits-parkinsons-disease ;

-- article on the parkinson's patients most likely to benefit from DBS, http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20101015/guidelines-on-deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinsons ;

-- article comparing two different sites in brain for DBS, http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20100603/new-look-at-brain-stimulation-for-parkinsons ;

-- article on potential risks versus potential benefits of DBS, http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20090106/brain-device-may-ease-parkinsons ; and

-- list of webMD articles on parkinson's disease and DBS, http://www.webmd.com/brain/deep-brain-stimulation-directory?catid=1005 .

i hope this helps.

-- susie margaret
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.


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