Tomorrow I'll be riding down to New Orleans to see my doctor for the first time since October. I feel a little at loose ends because for ten years now, since the fall of 2005, I have seen my movement disorder doctor every four months. Tomorrow, though, marks five months since I traded in my knee joint for a replacement built by DuPuy. So much has happened since my knee surgery - for me and for all people who have Parkinson's disease. The FDA has approved new formulations of levodopa and amantadine, and results from a small study of DBS settings have been released. I'm pretty sure that my worst dyskinesia and my worst speech is associated with anxiety. It's all too much for one twenty minute appointment but I've written my doctor about my priorities, concerns and questions. I hope it helps me stay on track.
Knee prosthesis by DuPuy