Category Archives: Status

Discipline

A usual feature of Parkinson’s conferences is The Inspirational Speaker.  I have to admit that I find these speakers….um, inspiring.  The latest speaker I encountered (at an APDA seminar) was Stephen Bergenholtz , just ending his time on the board … Continue reading

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Exercise – Part 2

I got so many heartfelt comments about my exercise post, “Esperanza” that I decided to put these comments together in a new post.  Having other people write my blog sounds like a great setup to me.  Come to think of it, … Continue reading

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Esperanza

When the neurologist first diagnosed me with Parkinson’s, I was surprised but calm.  It was when he said I really should exercise an hour every day that I practically burst into tears.   Exercise for me has always been a … Continue reading

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Flunking Breathing

When I was in school, I considered myself a top-of-the-class, All-‘A’s, always-does-the-extra-credit….well, you get it, I thought I was smart.  Only upon becoming an adult and joining the workforce did I realize that I was only smart in the narrow … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now?

In the last year or so, my Beloved has suffered from “husband deafness”.    Even when I am talking in a perfectly well-modulated conversational tone, he complains that he can’t hear me.  I urged my husband to get a hearing … Continue reading

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Blog Rodeo

I spent the Fourth of July watching the 74th annual Chesaw Rodeo, so I’m in a roundup frame of mind.  Let’s rope up various blog items. –First of all, the rodeo itself.   Chesaw is a little tiny town up … Continue reading

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Luck of the Irish

Since retirement, I have had the great privilege and pleasure of traveling abroad to many places.  My philosophy is to get out there before the Parkinson’s progresses (regresses) too far.  The latest journey was to Ireland.  Some nuggets of thought: … Continue reading

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Parky Greets the New Year

My Parky has been reading about his East Coast cousin in Bruce Ballard’s excellent blog, Parking Suns (get it?) and is very jealous.   “New York Parky got to go hiking in Maine at Christmas – when do I get … Continue reading

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Now is the winter of our discontent

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.   I grew up in more southern latitudes so this day was not a big deal, but now that I have spent over 30 years at 48 degrees N … Continue reading

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Madonna Joanna

Back from a glorious trip of hiking and sun — but a subject for another blogpost, perhaps.  Now I am back to my home and thankful for small pleasures such as a comfy bed and decent coffee.  And I am … Continue reading

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