1. DBS Pre-Op Talks: Love and Transition Curiouscast 31:20

Season 6, Episode 6

SHOW NOTES                                                                                                           Oct 17, 2023

TITLE:  DBS Pre-Op Talks: Love and Transition

 Podcast Notes:

In the latest episode of the When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast, hosts Larry and Rebecca Gifford discuss the upcoming Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery. The surgery is scheduled for October 24th, 2023, at UBC Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Larry and Rebecca take the audience through their preparations, discussions, and feelings as the surgery date approaches. They touch on a wide range of topics, including their emotional and practical preparations, managing their son Henry’s needs, and the changes in household responsibilities.

They also discuss the potential outcomes of the surgery and what they hope to achieve. They emphasize the importance of quality-of-life improvements and share their gratitude and love for each other.

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Larry Gifford When Life GIves You Parkinson's Podcast

Larry Gifford has Parkinson’s disease and he wants to talk about it. When Life Gives You Parkinson’s chronicles Larry’s journey following diagnosis at age 45, but he knows he’s only part of the story. The podcast gives voice to the fascinating people that make up the Parkinson’s community and beyond — his wife and partner in Parkinson's Rebecca co-hosts the podcast.They approach life with PD with humour and heart to heart conversations. Along the way they introduce other PwP, care partners, advocates, researchers and healthcare providers. Through these interviews, the podcast informs and inspires others to share their own stories revealing the challenges and growth offered by the Parkinson’s journey.