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Teresa banta

My husband is a 1 year cancer survivor (pancreatic)
He had a whipple surgery a year ago
He has been diagnosed with Parkinson's since 2007
His tremors are violent and his body is stiff and rigid he is ready to try DBS
We are looking for any information out there to help us make informed decisions

Kate Kelsall

Hi Teresa,

I'm sad to learn that your husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but pleased to learn that he is a survivor. For your questions about DBS for Parkinson's, I highly recommend the following two books:

Chou, Kelvin et. al. Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson’s,Dystonia, and Essential Tremor. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing, 2012.

Christensen, Jackie Hunt. Life with a Battery-Operated Brain. Minneapolis, MN: Langdon Street Press, 2009.

Each is available at amazon.com for under $15.

All the best to you both,

Kate Kelsall
Shake, Rattle and Roll

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