Category: Parkinsons

Celebrating Parkinson's Awareness Month: Here's to living long lives with Parkinson's

It began ten years ago this month. I was at Wrigley Field with a friend. We were walking up the ramp to our seats when I veered off to the right and bumped into a railing. My friend, who is a doctor, gave me a WTF was that kind of look. I just shrugged. That... Read more »

Sooner or later, Parkinson's Disease is going to get you

When you think of Parkinson’s Disease, what’s your first thought? You most likely move right to the tremors. It makes sense because the image is so stark and the visual is always right in your face. When you get past the tremors, issues with balance are probably next. Can you picture someone trying to walk... Read more »

We don't round up to 70

When my daughter was much younger, she had a rote answer when asked her age. She would round it up to the next number. “I’m almost 11” was the response even before she had her half-birthday. The same thing the following year…and so on. She doubled down on this by telling us that even on... Read more »
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Therapy putty isn't nearly as much fun as Silly Putty was when we were kids

Remember Silly Putty? It came in a cute little egg. It was like clay but easier to play with and mold into little figures. Even more fun was pressing it against the comic section of the newspaper. You’d peel the Silly Putty off the paper and the comics would be on the putty. You’d look... Read more »

It feels like starting over...with Neurologist number three

I’m hard on the medical profession. Since 2013, I’ve gone through three primary care physicians, four therapists and two dermatologists. It’s not always my fault. A few of them left for better jobs in different fields. It’s just a coincidence that they made these life changes after meeting and treating me. After each change, it... Read more »

April is a big month in the Parkinson's Disease community. We aim to make it smaller.

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Yesterday was World Parkinson’s Day for 2021. This blog started almost nine years ago as a way to document how a relatively new diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease could and would affect someones everyday life activities. It’s morphed into something else, which I consider a good thing. That showed that... Read more »
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Michael J. Fox outlived Rush Limbaugh. Is it karma?

Michael J. Fox outlived Rush Limbaugh. Is it karma?
Karma: the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions. I know quite a few people who believe in Karma. I remember almost five years ago... Read more »

Los Angeles Dodger baseball from 1988 to 2020: A lot of living takes place while you're waiting for the next championship

Los Angeles Dodger baseball from 1988 to 2020: A lot of living takes place while you're waiting for the next championship
It was the summer of 1982. Between the brutal Chicago winters and the recent death of my father, I was worn down. I needed a change. I moved to the Los Angeles area. It was off to the land of swimming pools and movie stars. I didn’t know many people that first summer, so I spent... Read more »

Jerry Sloan: A legacy of the Bulls, the Jazz and Parkinson's Disease

Jerry Sloan: A legacy of the Bulls, the Jazz and Parkinson's Disease
Dateline: St. Louis, Missouri. October 15, 1966. On this date, The Chicago Bulls played their first game as a franchise against the St. Louis Hawks. Playing one of the guard positions for the Bulls was Jerry Sloan. The final score was Chicago 104-St. Louis 97. Professional basketball in Chicago was back. The NBA in 1966... Read more »
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The Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day goes virtual

The Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day goes virtual
Albuquerque. Baltimore. Baton Rouge. Broward. Central NY. Charleston. Cleveland. DC. Dayton. Fresno. Kansas City. Lexington. Little Rock. Milwaukee. Nashville. Omaha. Orange County. Rhode Island. Sacramento. San Francisco. San Jose. South Alabama. Southeastern Pa. Tampa Bay. Twin Cities. Ventura County. Winston-Salem. What do these United States communities have in common? All of them were scheduled to... Read more »
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    Every five years or so I decide to update this section. I can't believe I've been doing this for close to ten years. The last time I did this I was close to sixty years old. Now I'm just a few months away from the big 7-ZERO. Scary AF!!! I'm pretty sure I won't be doing an update when I hit 80, but you never know. But until then, lets just be grateful.

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