Had a great question about how I charge my DBS stimulator last week and why I watch movies while I’m charging. So, my dad, mom, and I made a video.
Here’s the thing, it’s tricky to get the charger lined up and staying in one place next to the stimulator that’s implanted in my chest. I always have a chest strap to help me sit up in my chair and we use that in addition to the harness straps on the DBS charger to help hold it in the right place. Then, the trick, is that I, the one with uncontrolled movement, have to try to sit kind of still so that the charger stays on top of the stimulator. The only way we’ve found that works for me is to be watching a movie or tv show. My body is usually a little calmer when I’m watching something. Usually, I need to charge a 2-4 hours every week or two, depending on how well the battery charges.
This is the big week – GO VOTE!
Justin (& Mom)
p.s. Want to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and why I have it?
YouTube video of me 5 months after my DBS surgery