Alexander & Becky Trepte
I had a slight tremor in my left hand in 2010. Certain that it was nothing, and then it was something. I was fully diagnosed in 2013. It was Parkinson’s but the progression was thankfully, slow. I was only able to take one medication. As my tremor progressed to my right hand and jaw, I decided to have two Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries just a few months apart. With great success my tremors stopped. I got my life back and I am no longer on any medications. The key to my continuing success has been to continue to remain active. We all make choices in life and I show up every day, regardless!
My wife and I took the challenge to hike the Camino in Spain with fellow Parkinson’s Patients. And now we look forward to an even greater adventure hiking the Dolomites in Italy. I feel strongly about supporting the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. Their programs reflect on the body, mind and spirit.
Their services are tremendous and I am deeply thankful for all the helpfulness that they provide and their unceasing support for all who share Parkinson’s!
My husband has lived with this disease for nearly ten years. We took a higher road to face this disease head on; attitude & positive thinking is everything. He fights hard to remain healthy and balanced and takes the necessary steps to continue this journey and keep on going. He always gives his best and always tries to set a good example for others.
He has made friendships and many other changes that might not have happened – a “silver lining” I am supporting the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and how much they have helped my lovely husband. I am very grateful that we have this support and the generosity of their never ending work. I have faith that one day a cure will be on the horizon!