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Blame the Patient

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”

Friendly Reminder

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”

The Epiphany

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”

Summer on The Move

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”

The Joys of Travel with an Almost Fully Functional Body

“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”

Living with Parkinson’s – Five tips for staying Positive.

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.”

Parky Supermans

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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