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!)
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!!!
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…