Okay sometimes I am not that bright! Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s since 2012. I just now realized why it’s called a movement disorder!
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Self Pity, Parkinson’s and Me
I try to be a positive person. I find that the” Always look on the bright side of life” attitude rubs off on others and bounces back to me. In other words, the attitude that I expose to others, helps to form the attitude that they will then give back to me. Most days IContinue reading “Self Pity, Parkinson’s and Me”
May, might be Inevitable, but it doesn’t mean NOW!
The most damaging word upon Diagnosis? Is the word “May’ There is a difference between the words”Will” and “May”. It seems upon diagnosis we forget that. It frustrates the hell out of me when Parkies, newly diagnosed or not, focus so much on what ”May” happen that they fail to see what is happening toContinue reading “May, might be Inevitable, but it doesn’t mean NOW!”
Exercise and Music
Before I begin let’s understand the definition of Exercise. Exercise : Noun, an activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain health and fitness. So by that definition a Parkie just living an active life, is actually doing Exercise? Once again I believe every exercise involves four components: 1: Physical 2: Visual 3:Mental 4: OralContinue reading “Exercise and Music”
Feed the Brain? Thoughts are food!
Food for thoughts, our thoughts are food! When one thinks of Diet, Food and Nutrition, they most commonly think of them as fuel for the Body. Believing that in order for the Body to perform well, a proper diet along with exercise, are musts. They focus so much on what goes into the Body, yetContinue reading “Feed the Brain? Thoughts are food!”
Damn You Parkinson’s!
It is said you don’t die from Parkinson’s. That may be true but , in my opinion, you can certainly die, because of Parkinson’s! Today I experienced that with the passing of a family friend. We are close to the same age and both were diagnosed in the same year. In my previous posts IContinue reading “Damn You Parkinson’s!”
Penquin Walk 2020?
Penquin Walk 2020? Before I start my most recent rant, I must state I do not work for Parkinson’s Canada. I have heard it been said that we Parkies walk like penquins. I think I found a video link to Calgary’s 2019 Parkinson’s Super Walk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O78dmnXTXc Now with that image in my head, I findContinue reading “Penquin Walk 2020?”
Embrace your Diagnosis
Being newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s may seem daunting ! But it doesn’t have to be. In fact receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis should provide you with a big sigh of relief. Think about it, prior to the diagnosis you had various symptoms which were unexplained and that lack of understanding of what was wrong, caused youContinue reading “Embrace your Diagnosis”
When Parkinson’s was Invisible to us
In a weird way getting a Parkinson’s diagnosis can actually provide us with an edge in our battle with the disease. Living with Parkinson’s did not start upon a diagnosis, only our awareness of it did. In actuality we were living with Parkinson’s probably for months if not years before our diagnosis. In that pre-diagnosisContinue reading “When Parkinson’s was Invisible to us”
Better Vision leads to Better Movement
What you see, depends on How you see it. Think , Breath, See, Do Breath, Think, See, Do See , Think, Breath, Do The first three seem interchangeable however the “Do” is almost always last. Yet when we exercise or work out the priority seems to work on the “DO”. The muscles seem to takeContinue reading “Better Vision leads to Better Movement”