There isn't much change from last year. My DBS device settings are exactly the same as they were last year (1.30 left, 1.90 right) and my generator battery level is 2.76V which is lower than I expected, but still a long way from the 2.59V replacement (ERI) warning.
I have reduced my intake of carbi/levodopa to one half of a 25/100 pill per day. Yes! You read that correctly, I have LOWERED the amount of Parkie meds I take daily.
My sense of humor is still there and I try to find things to laugh about every day. My slowness of movement and rigidity are well controlled. I have almost no visible tremor, except first thing in the morning.
I am happy that I have had such amazing results from my DBS experience and am thankful to Medtronic for making this therapy a reality.
If you want more details, scroll up to read last year's update: DBS Year Five.