Friday, April 1, 2011

DBS Surgery Dates (updated)


April 20th:
Implantation of Brain Electrodes

April 26th:
Implantation of DBS Batteries

May 5th:
Date to Get it Fired Up

Please watch this two part video from 2007 (back when they first experimented with DBS for more than PD tremors.) It is still the best overall presentation I've seen to date... it captures both my present struggle with Parkinson's Disease as well as the hopeful improvements in quality of life which DBS affords...


  1. Praying in Jesus' Strong Name! How we love you guys and are trusting Him for a miracle.

  2. Oh my goodness, Merv!!! This is amazing! I am so so so excited for you. I will be praying all day! I can't believe you have to be awake the whole time!! You are a man of stalwart courage!

  3. My brother, I am petitioning for your cause even now because I love you and want your body to be as free as your spirit. Can I attend the final procedure when they program things?

  4. This is an amazing thing that you are going to have done. Praying all goes well - please keep us updated on the progress. Very exciting stuff ! Praying for your sister as well - you are both such strong, amazing people. You are very lucky to have each other.

  5. Mervin Allen Best!!!
    I so appreciate your heart. When I read your blog it often brings tears to my eyes. I am blessed to be your sister in the Lord. Praying for you
    Love to you dear brother!!!

  6. Mom and Dad (another PD brother in the Lord to you) and all of us have been and will continue to pray for you and your family. This video clip you posted was amazing! We are walking with you in Spirit, Merv. God bless you and your family with healing and strength and with His comfort and peace.

    Doug and Michelle Roise and family
    Bob and Thelma Bolduc (my parents)