It's been six weeks since my surgery, and I've been "programmed" now four times; my neurologist tries to balance the signals to affect tremor, walking and other symptoms.The results are pretty amazing, compared to how I was last year. The many awful symptoms are greatly reduced and infrequent. So I'm really pleased. And I'm sure it will get even better.
BUT ... I still have Parkinson's; DBS isn't a cure. It gets in the way often enough, I'm not planning on going back to work. I'm officially on a medical leave of absence from Adobe; it seems pretty unlikely I'll go back, at least to the job I had before. There was already a big mismatch between what I think was wanted and what I was able to do. I'm uneasy saying I'm "disabled" but I meet the criteria for a disability claim.
So I think I want to travel, and visit spas and sights, and friends around the world. Where should we go? IETF meetings? Conferences? Maybe. If you're in the SF Bay Area, let's have lunch. Write me.