Well it's been quite awhile since I posted. I guess it's time to get back at it and stop slacking.
A significant event since my last post was having back surgery in December 2016. I had been having pain in my right leg for quite sometime. It was determined that I was having some disc degeneration at the L4/L5 section of my spine. Dr. Ponce, the same neuro surgeon who did my DBS surgery performed a fusion surgery. I was in the rehab center for Christmas and came home on the 29th of December. The whole experience was quite an ordeal to say the least. Having Parkinsons combined with back surgery was not fun. I could write a long report on the whole experience but I won't at this time. A year has passed since then and I am finally feeling like I am feeling relief from the pain. Thank goodness!
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What has your journey been like since your diagnosis?I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in early 2008 and all along the way I’ve been blessed with a very supportive family, employment, church, medical and therapy professionals, friends and strangers. I have been very open about having Parkinson’s and have found that being positive and active rather than reclusive and depressed has helped me deal with the challenges that Parkinson’s brings. I have become involved in different ways with various organizations within the Parkinson’s community to focus on advocacy, events, awareness and living well. Doing so has made it a lot easier for me. How do you live well each day?I strive to have a positive atti