Is the guinea pig in me taking me out of the fast lane?

‘Guinea pig – without whose help…’

Since my diagnosis I have been willing to partake in any trial that might, if not develop a cure, at least help those of us with Parkinson’s live a productive PAIN free day on a more regular basis.

However sometimes the guinea pig in me exposes me to a little pain along the way to finding this.

So it was two nights ago. It was long sleepless night most of it spent on the bathroom floor. However last night was a lot better.

This morning lining up the pill bottles before me , I had to ask myself, “ What ever happened to the guy who refused to take a simple aspirin?”

My day will consist in me taking the following;

.04 ml Cannabis Oil THC 1,1 CBD 21 3 times a day

1 TBS MCT Oil

2 Sinamet 100/25 4 times a day

1000 mg fish oil

600 Mg Nutri NAC

2000 UI Vitamin D

Nu sleep ( this was the killer ) trying 1/2 tablet and working my way up to 2 tablets per day

Am I putting to many things in my health cart?

And is this taking me away from the Express lane called life?

I am a believer in exercise and a positive attitude. These two things will help me as I chase this life that seems to be exploding at warp speed in front of me.

I find that I am in a position that some other fellow Parkies would be envious of.

So my participation in trials is a way that hopefully, will one day help them live the life style that I am desperately tying to prolong.

This is a decision that must be made along with my caregiver. For with each step forward there can to be two steps backwards. These backward steps can be as hard on her as they may be on me. Together we make choices that hopefully will be of some benefit.

However we must be careful that these choices don’t take away from the now moments we still have.

That is the life a a Parkie and their family. Do our choices today help or hurt us, and does the short term pain have a long term gain versus a short term gain and long term pain.

These choices can be daunting. Yet in all honesty are these choices any different from some one who has no health issues? Or are we just focusing more on them because of our health issues?


Either way life goes on. we just have to be careful not to load our shopping cart so full that we have a hard time moving forward. Hopefully, for this guinea pig, that forward movement will be in the express lane!

Published by Parkinson's My Super Power

My name is Ian Robertson, I was diagnosed with parkinson's May of 2012. I started taking medication May 2016. I am active. I run, I dance, I curl, I hike, I bike, I skate and I am a Instructor for hockey goaltenders I am self employed. I married in 1982 and have three children, and 8 grandchildren.

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