Here's some info he posted on his FB page
Our patients inspire us every day and all have wonderful stories for us. This week, Richard Grimmett from Ocean Grove is at St Vincent’s Private East Melbourne and is recuperating after Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery this week.
Richard is very active in raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease and is the founder of Light of Day Australia, an organisation using the power of music through events, to build community awareness and raise funds for improved treatments and support of people living with Parkinson’s Disease and related illnesses.
You can listen to Richard's program ‘Richos Radio Show’ on www.radioparkies.com an international radio station based on Belgium broadcasting live on-line by and for people with Parkinson’s.
And just after surgery :
Recovery on track. Thanks for your support. With your help, one week on, I am home. I have gone from 7 daily tablets to one half tablet! Isn’t that fantastic? I am able to walk smoothly and freely experiencing little or no Diskenesia. The typical signs of Parkinson’s Disease like posturing, twisting, head movement, stooped walk and swaying have all but gone.
I can play a little guitar and piano and write my name again.
I expect to gain weight due to not constantly moving.
The device in my chest will require tuning for up to 6 months before optimal function. However the reaction to an adjustment is instant.
I am still! It is wonderful.
Heather and I want to thank you all for your prayers, and your FB messages. In a changing world, these are the same, from Faith Book or Face Book. We are forever grateful for your love.