July 2012 Monthly Meeting

Our July meeting was held from 2.00pm till 4.00pm on Friday 20th July at our usual venue, the Education Room, Community Health Centre, Morton St., Port Macquarie.

We are very grateful to our (new-ish) member Allan Crawley who provided us with a very detailed description of his recent experience with Deep Brain Stimulation surgery or, as he explained to us, "Bi-lateral STN DBS".

While the out of pocket cost of the procedure - in excess of $30,000 - will put it out of reach for most of us, awareness of this alternative is very helpful. We thank Allan for his entertaining and informative presentation.

Our meeting was attended by a capacity audience of almost 40 members and 6 visitors.