Tags: Andrew Johnson, Auckland, DBS, Early Onset Parkinson's Disease, New Zealand. Deep Brain Stimulation, youngandshaky.com
Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s is turned off
Published on June 24th, 2013
Written by: Pete
This is Andrew Johnson from Auckland:
Andrew was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009 when he was 35 years old. He lives with his wife and two children in Auckland, New Zealand. In November 2012 and February 2013 he underwent a surgical procedure, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to help control his motor symptoms. This has been hugely beneficial to his quality of life. He is the author of a blog youngandshaky.com which he created to raise awareness of the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. This is his experience of how DBS has helped him and in the usual manner, results may vary.