I’ve noticed something disturbing. There seems to be this intrinsic tendency to assume that because someone is sick, laid up, suffering from some affliction, or otherwise down on their luck, they must have either a) done something wrong to get themselves into that situation or b) deserve it somehow, or both. This is incredibly wrong.Continue reading “Blame the Patient”
My body let me work hard yesterday. But I had to keep asking it. As it is normally functioning fine early in the morning, the trip to Home Depot for supplies early in the morning was uneventful. I was able to get the lumber, landscaping fabric, and a new 6.5 inch saw blade for myContinue reading “Learning to let Grow”
It’s dark outside. As dark as my mood lately. I realized something recently. It’s time for a course correction. Because if my life were a ship, I’d be taking on water. I’m talking about my health. In particular, my diet and my exercise regimen. When I’m struck with these epiphanies regarding my health, my initialContinue reading “Friendly Reminder”
Yesterday was just an all around great day. The kind of day that, despite only getting 2 hours of sleep the previous night (Parky Problems…), just left me with a sense of contentment. An individual deserving of all the happiness this world has to offer found love. Families came together to celebrate that love. AndContinue reading “Day of Love, Family, and Friendship”
Lately I haven’t been walking well. I go through spells where I can’t walk very well but this latest walking drought has been….dragging on. Get it…dragging, as in leg dragging….ok Parky Humor, sorry. My days are interspersed with brief periods of walking decently, but trending decidedly more towards struggling to achieve a satisfactory heel-to-toe. WhenContinue reading “The Epiphany”
Parkinson’s symptoms can make going on trips seem less like a fun time away and more like a nightmare. But as tempting as it would be to just hide away in the comfort of my own home, I’ve managed to get away on a quite a few trips this summer. From day trips to localContinue reading “Summer on The Move”
“Anybody can do this when your body works properly” Those are the words I recall frequently exclaiming indignantly to myself as I watched my peers cruise through life seemingly effortlessly as I struggled to do pretty much anything. That included simply walking, talking, and managing to not have a nervous breakdown. I struggled with theseContinue reading “The Joys of Travel with an Almost Fully Functional Body”
I have been having so much trouble walking consistently lately. One minute I’m walking pretty well and the next, well… You see with Parkinson’s, everything can be going great. Then, while you’re not paying attention, it will sneak up on you, tap you on the shoulder and when you turn around, punch you directly inContinue reading “Living with Parkinson’s – Five tips for staying Positive.”
I bet you didn’t know that a foot can be part of a Saga? In this particular Saga, my right foot plays the antagonist. The villainous traiter has exasperated it’s owner with stiffness and pain for decades. Usually a Saga has a brave hero. In this Saga, I play the hapless victim. In the beginningContinue reading “The Saga of the Foot (Part 2)”
As I sit here nursing a hurt foot (see previous blog post), it seems such a long time ago that i was merrily doing one of the things that i enjoy best in this world. Building something. I started building a raised garden in my backyard this Spring to help with erosion control. Being onContinue reading “Parky Supermans”
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