Category: Parkinsons

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened

Kirk Gibson and Parkinson's Disease: The impossible has happened
In a year that has been so improbable… the impossible has happened! It was October 15, 1988. Game one of the World Series between the heavily favored Oakland A’s and the underdog Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning with the A’s leading 4-3 on a Grand Slam Home Run by Jose Canseco.  The... Read more »

Parkinson's and Blogging: Then and Now

Parkinson's and Blogging: Then and Now
Welcome to April. Spring. Baseball. Easter. Final Four. April Fool’s Day….and the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. My opportunity to help bring a little awareness to the disease that’s affecting the lives of millions. This blog started five years ago as a way to talk about my adventures, thrills and spills with Parkinson’s Disease. Five years... Read more »

The Reverend Billy Graham dies at age 99: His life in photos and quotes

Graham's relationships with Presidents started with Harry Truman
"Being a Christian is more than an instantaneous conversation. It's a daily process where you grow to be more and more like Christ."
Billy Graham died today at age 99. Graham had bipartisanship relationships with all the U.S. Presidents from Truman to Obama. He was also one of the earliest supporters of the Reverend Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, while at the same building one of the largest ministries in the world. In 1992,... Read more »
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What Neil Diamond's Parkinson's diagnosis means to him and the Parkinson's community

What Neil Diamond's Parkinson's diagnosis means to him and the Parkinson's community
Neil Diamond has announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. At age 77, he said that this will cause him to retire from touring and cancelled the rest of his world-wide 50th anniversary tour. Whenever a celebrity announces a Parkinson’s diagnosis, I’m always asked for my response. After taking some time to think it over, it’s... Read more »

My Neurologist is moving on up to the east side

My Neurologist is moving on up to the east side
He’s moving on up to the east side. To a deluxe building in the sky. Yes, he’s moving on up, to the east side. He finally got a piece of the pie. It’s been a big week for me and my doctors. Starts and ends with my urologist. A trip to the Gastroenterologist and my... Read more »

What Jesse Jackson's diagnosis means for the Parkinson's community

What Jesse Jackson's diagnosis means for the Parkinson's community
Whenever a celebrity’s diagnosis is made public I’m always asked for my reaction. “What do you think about…” is the first question I hear from friends, colleagues and occasionally other media groups. It’s happened with Linda Ronstadt, Robin Williams, Kirk Gibson and again today with the announcement that the Reverend Jesse Jackson has Parkinson’s Disease.... Read more »
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Moving Day-Chicago 2017: A little rain can't stop us

Thanks to the people from the Parkinson's Foundation for putting on Moving Day events throughout the country.
Sunday was the 6th annual Moving Day-Chicago walk, sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Neither rain, nor lightening/thunder, nor mud, nor flooding could keep us from having a great event. Yeah, there were problems but where there are problems, there are solutions. Everyone thrived under the conditions and the event went off as scheduled. Once... Read more »

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles
Today was the 6th Moving Day-Chicago sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the annual walk where the Parkinson’s community meets up to bond and raise money to support local Parkinson’s programs. It’s my favorite charity event of the year. Moving Day is very much a feel good event and everyone leaves with good vibes. It’s... Read more »

Take the money and run...or walk

Take the money and run...or walk
Does it seems like there are lot of groups hitting us up for donations lately? Three hurricanes, the shooting in Las Vegas, a variety of Go-fund me pages for people in need and the usual other charity groups have all been active recently. All are great causes and in need of money to help people.... Read more »
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Should Parkinson's patients be driving cars?

Should Parkinson's patients be driving cars?
Have you ever heard stories of old guys/gals who drive their car into a coffee shop? What usually happens is they pull into the parking lot, start to park the car and hit the gas instead of the brake. BOOM!! Car heads into Starbucks. Give the guy a Venti Latte…is that even a thing? I’m... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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