Finding that right support group

Okay you just got diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you and your caregiver are looking for answers. Can a support group be of some help? My answer to this is YES and NO! Boy that’s gotta be helpful to you, right? Support groups can be very enjoyable and rewarding, and should definitely be considered as an importantContinue reading “Finding that right support group”

Every Super Hero needs A Side Kick

Just as Batman had Robin, every good Super hero had some kind of sidekick. That sidekick is every bit as important in the fight against evil as the actual Super Hero. So to must it be with those of us with Parkinson’s and our sidekick, that valuable person in our relationship,…. The Caregiver. Normally forContinue reading “Every Super Hero needs A Side Kick”

Why does my Parkinson’s make everybody Deaf?

One of the things that can frustrate those of us with Parkinson’s is the constant replies from our spouse, “What did you say?” I will begrudgingly admit my voice is getting softer and she isn’t losing her hearing as I thought. Damn It!!!!! We have all heard that exercise will help to slow down theContinue reading “Why does my Parkinson’s make everybody Deaf?”

What comes first? The Chicken or the Egg?

Update may 06/20 It has been three years since I wrote this and in my opinion the question still remains the same. Parkinson’s has not robbed me of who and what I am. Granted it has made things more challenging but I believe I am actually a better person because of it. So again IContinue reading “What comes first? The Chicken or the Egg?”

The Fear of Parkinson’s, is it fact or a Myth

How does that old saying go? “ There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” To me living with Parkinson’s is not something to be fearful of, but something that I must respect if I want to live with it. Similar to living by a lake. Yes the water is capable of taking my lifeContinue reading “The Fear of Parkinson’s, is it fact or a Myth”

Should Parkinsons affect our meaning of life?

Albert Einstein once wrote “ The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless, is not merely unhappy but not fit for life.” I believe that our lives have meaning. However my definition of “Meaning” may vary from yours! Just because we have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, should notContinue reading “Should Parkinsons affect our meaning of life?”

Think you can, Think You can’t, either way, you are right!

As in anything in our lives what we think, is what we become. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Sometimes we just have to get out of our own way! Once again my work with MTN Goaltending has provided some keen insight into how to cope and live with Parkinson’s and instead of beingContinue reading “Think you can, Think You can’t, either way, you are right!”