David’s symptoms of Parkinson’s disease made it impossible to do many tasks of day to day living. He was diagnosed with tremor dominant drug-resistant Parkinson’s over five years ago, and received DBS treatment last year.
“When I’m shaking flat out I cannot use cutlery. I cannot prepare food. I can’t drive. With the DBS therapy I’ve got a slight speech impediment as a side effect but that is nothing compared to the shortcomings of the tremor left untreated.”