The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

TDCS in use!

I REPEAT MY WARNING, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME…

TDSC_INUSE

Written by martyworld

March 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR FRIED BRAIINS, SCRAMBLED BRAINS OR BRAINS OVER EASY!!!

ANOTHER subject is “Trans Dermal Cranial Stimulation”, TDCS for short. People are actually making these at home from cheap parts. The claim is that it can improve cognition, memory and other stuff (not SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN YET). The only problem is that if you put the electrodes and sponges, you do the reverse! YIKES! SO I REPEAT MY WARNING, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME… (besides, some neuroscientists have tested it on Parkies, didn’t do squat!)

TDSC_PARTS

Written by martyworld

March 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!

Went to the VA and my neuro there gave me the lowdown on DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation). The BEST you can expect is having the best day on meds (without as MANY meds) and he said I ain’t ready for it just yet. HE SAID I’M NOT READY FOR IT YET!!!  I am blessed to have “CBS”, (CREATIVE BRAIN STIMULATION), means that when I do art, tooning or painting (or PROGRAMMING, writing code) my symptoms disappear.

So what would a DIY DBS kit look like? First you need a drill, with a 1/2 ” “spade bit”, then some turkey skewers, 150 proof any kind of hard liquor (for antiseptic and anesthesia), some turkey skewers, 9 volt battery, and an old remote from a VCR, finally some lightweight wires, AND OF COURSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE AN IDIOT TO DO THIS! I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR FRIED BRAIINS, SCRAMBLED BRAINS OR BRAINS OVER EASY!!!

DIY_DBS

Written by martyworld

March 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

There’s no Preparation H in Hell!

Constipation (welcome to Parkie Land!) can cause rrhoids! They are Satan’s way of reminding you there’s no Preparation H in hell!!!

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Written by martyworld

February 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Thunderbolts and Lightning very very frightening

At the risk of grossing too many of you out, just remember I was a hospital corpsman. Constipation is one of the non-motor symptoms us Parkies get to enjoy. Couple that with hemorrhoids and you got an explosive, painful experience! I mean every time I fart it hurts! So we will see what I can do for it…

Hindenburg_burning

Written by martyworld

February 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

I love the smell of doo doo in the morning!

Well at least I USED to! I don’t smell as well as I used to. Turns out your smeller goes out with the Parkinson’s. This means our dog can get away with more…

dog dodo

Written by martyworld

February 2, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

It musta’ been something I ate!

Got two images posted at Parkinsons.org in the “What’s hot in PD…” blog by Dr. Michael Okun:

here’s the first one: Gut bacteria linked to Parkinson’s!

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Written by martyworld

January 31, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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