Treat the person not the disease

When I first got diagnosed with Parkinson’s my neurologist stated that “ I may have 200 patients with Parkinson’s, yet because Parkinson’s affects them all differently, I therefore on a case by case basis, am trying to treat 200 different diseases! ” Yes there are common bonds, that affect us all, but if, when andContinue reading “Treat the person not the disease”

Self Isolation and my Parkinson’s

I’m finding out just how important social interaction with my friends and family play in how Parkinson’s and I interact. It seems that self isolation because of the corona virus makes it harder for me to practice what I preach. I have been fortunate to have many relationships that make me enjoy my life. TheseContinue reading “Self Isolation and my Parkinson’s”

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

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 toContinue reading “Is the guinea pig in me taking me out of the fast lane?”

A Parkinson’s Perspective

So you have Parkinson’s! All Parkies will face obstacles and challenges, however controlling your perspective, can help in giving you back some control, not only in your battle with Parkinson’s but in your life as well .Emotions and reactions have to be controlled during these tough times. Even when things are going well, the rightContinue reading “A Parkinson’s Perspective”

Emotional control is just a breath away

The first thing that we hear about when we get the Parkinson’s diagnosis is that we will probably experience the 7 stages of grief. Well these 7 stages of grief are all emotions. If you are to co-habitate with this disease you must try and keep these emotions in check. You must have an understandingContinue reading “Emotional control is just a breath away”

Endeavor to Persevere

Endeaver to PersevereParkinsons- My Super Power·Monday, May 20, 2019·1 minute30 Reads When best-laid plans have fallen to waste and frustration abounds in their former place, when failure looms with doubts and fears we must endeavor to persevere! Poem by George Wootten For me, the knowing that I use to be able to do so manyContinue reading “Endeavor to Persevere”

Quality of Life, where does it start?

How this Parkie defines Quality of life. Some people look at Quality of life and think that to have a high quality of life, that life must knock your socks off! Not so for this Parkie! For me, my Quality of life starts by putting my socks on! They can’t get knocked off unless theyContinue reading “Quality of Life, where does it start?”