Quick Update

Had my appointments today, here’s what was decided –

Primary doctor – he feels that everything that isn’t easily explained by Parkinson’s or hormones is probably leftover effects of anaesthesia. He wants to see me back in a week and in the meantime recommend trying melatonin for insomnia and contacting my neurologist.

Surgeon – was extremely impressed with how fast my incision is healing (my body better do something right). He started me on .25 milligram of estrogen, recommending I take a double dose today, half as soon as I returned home, which I did. Still right at 7pm, just like the past few days, I got extremely light-headed. No mood swings yet though. We also discovered my weight is down to 107 – 9 pounds less than my first visit with the surgeon 3 weeks ago. I’m​ supposed to see him again in two weeks.

I sure hope something we’re trying works.

– CW

Free Resource: Caring and Coping

Caring and Coping: A Caregiver’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease is a publication of the National Parkinson’s Foundation. I however, consider it an essential resource for every caregiver, no matter what condition their loved one may have. In almost all cases, if you were to replace the words “Parkinson’s disease” with whatever condition your loved one has, it will still work for your situation. (Links at the bottom of this post) Continue reading “Free Resource: Caring and Coping”