This Saturday, April 18th, 2015, our East Bay Essential Tremor Support Group meeting will focus on our “in-house experts.” These are our members who have personally undergone a surgical treatment for Essential Tremor. One member will discuss her very recent experience with Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. Another will discuss his own experiences with MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound. Joe and I will then follow-up with info on Gamma-Knife surgery.

During the beginning of our second hour, another long-term member will tutor us on one or more of the assistive technologies that helps him cope with Essential Tremor: First up, Dragon Naturally, a speech recognition software that helps one send texts & emails without actually having to type! As many of us have difficulty typing with Essential Tremor, this may prove to be very helpful.

We'll end the 2nd hour with personal share. This is a time when longtime members, as well as newcomers may briefly share their challenges with ET, their favorite doctors, helpful medications, etc.

In the months to come, we’ll continue to showcase our “experts” in regard to other treatments for Essential Tremor: Medications, holistic measures and finally, our favorite medical clinicians. Please continue to return to this blog site to learn what the following month’s topic will be.

See the Google map on the left, for directions to San Ramon Regional Medical Center. We meet from 10-noon but we fill up fast. Please rsvp so that I may make up a nametag and arrive in time to put it on and find a seat! J

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!


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About East Bay Essential Tremor (ET) Support Group

The East Bay ET Support Group is based in San Ramon, California. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month (through October), from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Alcosta Senior Center & Community Center, Conference room #112, 9300 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon. For information about the meetings, directions to the meetings, or just curious about Essential Tremor and would like to join the group, please contact Sharon, our Group's Facilitator, at EastBayET@comcast.net . You are also encouraged to read the thesis written by our Support Group Facilitator, Essential Tremor: The Other ETThis is an excellent and detailed treatise regarding essential tremor . . . from one of our own!