David Montgomery's Story and Links

David has a large website called Cemeteries Only.

I (Nancy Allen) made his original website and he has added to it.

It has cemetery listings in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in Alabama

and Hardin, Wayne, Lewis, Perry, and Lawrence Counties in Tennessee.

The picture below shows David working on a cemetery enumeration before

his condition became so severe.

David Montgomery's Story about his Corticobasal Degeneration

It was written by him. 

Being the bass guitarist at our church, having played bass guitar for over 42 years, I had never had a problem keeping up with the tempo.

About three or four years ago, I noticed I was having difficulty keeping up on the faster songs. Shortly after that I noticed difficulty in sliding my hand quickly on the neck. Due to a previous work related injury, I was facing rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder. When in therapy for my shoulder, the therapist asked me to shrug my shoulders of which I could not do. I had an appointment with a neurologist in Franklin, TN who diagnosed me with Parkinson's Disease in 2015.

I was continuously falling due to balance issues, always falling on my left side I was still having a problem with my left arm being stiff, being unable to use my left arm or hand. I was referred to a movement specialist at Vanderbilt in Nashville. After numerous tests and scans, in August of 2016, I was diagnosed with Corticobasal Degeneration or CBD for short. As the disease progressed, my left leg and foot stiffened making it very difficult to walk. I am using a wheelchair now.  Swallowing difficulties can arise also. I am presently having speaking problems also. If it moves to my right side as the neurologist said it would, I'll be totally incapacitated.

There is presently no cure or treatment for CBD. Treating the balance issue with Carbidopa/Levodopa is all the medications presently available for CBD.  Prayers are welcome.

Links to more information about Corticobasal Degeneration

Images from Bing.com

Corticobasal Degeneration - Web MD

Corticobasal degeneration - NHS Choices

Corticobasal Degeneration - from UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Corticobasal degeneration - NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders

Corticobasal Degeneration Information Page - NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

 

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