I think I've had DBS for three years, I was a good candidate for the implants younger, active, healthy, fit, positive out - look, etc. ,etc. I was diagnosed at 48 and continued to work for about four years after, I am 61 now. I can't say it was all I thought it would be. I had no expectations of what it would be but had hopes I could be active a few more years and enjoy retirement for a few years. I 'm going to see my MDS Friday and hopefully can get some improvement in treatment because I am still on the same med levels as when I started. Wish me luck if you will.