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Hi Bionic Brigade members – Kate and I realize that most of you have probably already heard about the problem at Swedish Medical Center and if it could possibly effect you personally as the hospital should have already contacted you if you had surgery during the dates detailed below. But, just in case, we’re sending you the information released by the hospital’s media department to ensure that all our members aware of the event. If you think you need to be tested because you were a surgery patient between the dates given, then the number you need to call at Swedish Medical Center is listed below as well as their website that was the source for the information below.
Kate Kelsall and Donna Miller, Co-Leaders, Bionic Brigade DBS Support Group
Link Below to Swedish announcement!
Monthly Bionic Brigade meetings provide an open discussion forum within a friendly, upbeat and supportive environment. There is no charge to become a member of the support group or to attend any of our meetings.
Many people who are considering having DBS surgery attend the monthly meetings to learn about DBS, what it can and can't do, the benefits and risks involved,and to have many personal questions answered by people who have already had the surgery. This information is useful in their decision-making process, and if accepted as a candidate for DBS surgery, helps them decide if they want to proceed with DBS.
People who have experienced DBS also come to share their experiences and offer their support throughout the DBS process.
Care partners, family members, and friends of those people considering DBS surgery also join in at
Bionic Brigade meetings. Although the group began as a DBS support group for those dealing with Parkinson's Disease, as the conditions treated by DBS have expanded, so had our group! We now have members who have Parkinson's Disease(PD), Essential Tremor (ET) and a few who have Dystonia.