Jackie Farrell who leads Sutton Shakers reflects on their April meet-up.

The Sutton Shakers met on Friday 8th April at Holiday Inn, Sutton, Greater London with 14 attendees.

Pamela who had the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in March

We were delighted to hear from our member Andy Horne who underwent Focused Ultrasound treatment in March. Andy shared and described his procedure starting from the initial appointment with Professor Nandi. His verdict after treatment is “Focused ultrasound is amazing!!” He then demonstrated how he could carry his coffee in one hand, a remarkable improvement as he had been unable to do this for many years. 

We then heard from another member Pamela Davies who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation surgery also in March. Pam was pleased how the initial surgery went but now  has to wait a while before the device is switched on. Pam told us she was invited by the team at St Georges to be part of a study for DBS technology and will explain more at our next meeting.

Our next Sutton Shakers meetup is Friday 20th May at Holiday Inn, Sutton, 10:45am. For more details contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jackie Farrell
NTF Support Groups Coordinator

Further reading