Rebecca Miller knew something was wrong when she went to reach for her baby daughter and her hand wouldn’t move unless she actually told it to. Am I having conflicts about caring for my daughter?
And, after a series of tests, Weinschreider was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Weinschreider also recently underwent surgery for “deep brain stimulation,” a treatment that uses a surgically implanted, battery-operated medical device to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement.
The goal is to help block tremors and other Parkinson’s symptoms, and it can be reprogrammed each time Weinschreider visits her doctor.
“I was very blasé about the whole thing,” she says.
“I didn’t think much about it and wasn’t concerned.”It wasn’t until just before Miller met with a movement disorder specialist that things changed.