It was not a fast and easy choice. For Christensen, a fear of DBS surgery - which involves placing one or two electrical wires inside the brain - and its potential complications had to be weighed against quality of life without the surgery, a life of increasing parkinsonian symptoms and a growing pharmacopeia of medications, which might help control her symptoms but which could have devastating long-term effects on her body. Ultimately, she was deemed a good candidate for the surgery, and DBS seemed like her only logical option - a choice that has been validated post-surgery, as Christensen now enjoys life with most of her motor symptoms well controlled.
|Paperback Book, 150 pages||English|
|Langdon Street Press (Apr. 1st, 2009)||Unknown|
|9781934938263||6.00 x 8.90 x 0.50 inches|