Posts in category "Parkinson's Awareness Month"

Why do we need all these made-up days?

Why do we need all these made-up days?
Happy National Peach Cobbler Day! Yeah, it’s a real thing. Sorry you missed it and didn’t get any cobbler? Yeah, me too. Don’t worry though, there are plenty more of these things to celebrate. This week alone we’ve had National Sibling Day, Eight Track Tape Day, Russian Cosmonaut Day, and Ex-Spouse Day. Sheesh. I mean... Read more »

It's April Fool's Day and my friends think I should ride a bike

It's April Fool's Day and my friends think I should ride a bike
Today is April 1st. You know what that means? Yep…it’s the start of another Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. To celebrate, I’ll be doing a series on PD which will consist of two pieces a day, every day for the entire month. APRIL FOOLS!!!! Oh yeah…it’s that day. too. But back to this bike thing….people like... Read more »

I'm Sorry Robin Williams Isn't Feeling Bad Today

I'm Sorry Robin Williams Isn't Feeling Bad Today
It’s okay to feel bad. At least you’re still feeling. One year ago today I was in my weekly therapy session. Every Monday from 10-11 am. I have no idea what I talked about with Therapist #2 that day (and man do I miss her) but as we were chatting, the body of Robin Williams... Read more »
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Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease
Today’s the last day of Parkinson’s Awareness Month.┬áSince I started this blog there have been a few celebs diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I always get the same questions. What do you think and how do you feel? I always go through a wide range of emotions. It starts with thinking about how it may raise Awareness... Read more »

Johnny Cash and The Misdiagnosis of Parkinson's

Johnny Cash and The Misdiagnosis of Parkinson's
Has there ever been anyone cooler than Johnny Cash? NO!! The man in black was the best…a bad, bad man! To say he lived life in the fast lane would be a huge understatement. His addictions to alcohol and drugs are well known. When he started having health problems it wasn’t a surprise. In the... Read more »

Is Deep Brain Stimulation As Scary As It Sounds?

Is Deep Brain Stimulation As Scary As It Sounds?
There’s a lot of scary crap that goes along with having Parkinson’s Disease. But there are a few things that keep me awake at night. The increased odds of getting Melanoma and Dementia are really scary but the idea of ever having Deep Brain Stimulation surgery just freaks me out. BAD!! If you aren’t familiar... Read more »
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Does A Therapist Need A Therapist

Does A Therapist Need A Therapist
I’m a member of a few online Parkinson’s support groups. A lot of chronic illnesses have these and they’re very helpful. It’s a place where you can ask questions, find out what other people are going through and yeah…get support. It also gives me ideas on topics to write about….like this one. A couple of... Read more »

Do I Need To Tell The Airlines I Have Parkinson's

Do I Need To Tell The Airlines I Have Parkinson's
You’ve probably read the story about how Alaska Airlines refused to let a woman with Cancer fly with them. She told an Alaskan employee that she might be feeling weak on the flight and the next thing she knew, her family was escorted off the plane. She was told she needed a doctor’s note stating... Read more »

I Never Thought I Would Get Melanoma

I Never Thought I Would Get Melanoma
Did you know 3 million people will be diagnosed with some form of skin Cancer this year? THREE FUCKING MILLION!! I never would have guessed that I would be in that group. I now realize I could be the face of this disease. I’m very fair skinned. I had freckles as a child. I never... Read more »
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The Connection Between Parkinson's Disease And Melanoma

The Connection Between Parkinson's Disease And Melanoma
One out of four people will get some form of Cancer in their lifetime. That’s bad odds. 25%. One out of five people will get Melanoma in their lifetime. 20% but I don’t like those odds any better. If you have Parkinson’s it’s even worse because there is a connection between PD and Melanoma. It’s... Read more »
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    Howard Moore

    Last June I hit the magic age of 60. Almost immediately I found myself not feeling as well as usual. Go figure, I mean, I am 60 years old, whether I want to admit it or not!! But then strange symptoms started to occur. A friend, who is a doctor, told me to get checked out....Voila...Parkinsons. That's what this is all about. Living every day with this. Personal info... I'm 60 divorced with 2 daughters in their early 20's live in the city...lakeview area...grew up in the north burbs. Lived in So. California for 13 years...may go back...I hear winters are warm there!! :-)

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