October 2023

What can PD Teach us? “Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself,I am large, I contain multitudes "~ Walt WhitmanIt bears repeating, there is nothing good about Parkinson’s Disease. What is good or bad is how we respond to it. So,…

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September 2023

PD and Pain When it comes to pain, I have a first-hand, up-close history, a practical acquaintance that is of long standing, going even beyond the over 20 years since my initial Parkinson’s diagnosis. At times I wonder if I’m sporting a…

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August 2023

PD and Selfishness, No Man is an Island A friend undergoing chemotherapy recently wrote that the hardest part of his cancer treatment emotionally was the selfishness. When you have a catastrophic disease, everything gets filtered through your needs, your abilities, your strengths,…

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July 2023

Flying Saucers   I ambitiously picked up two dirty plates from dinner and geared up mentally to make the long journey from our deck to the kitchen. “Let me take that” my wife said brightly. I was relieved, but instead of thanking her,…

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June 2023

Reflections on the MJ Fox Movie “STILL”   Michael J. Fox got his Parkinson’s diagnosis at age 29. At the same time, he also got some unsolicited wisdom from his neurologist. According to Fox in the new movie about his life, “Still” his…

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May 2023

Not The Man I Used To Be Thanks to Parkinson’s disease, I’m not the man I used to be. Let me count the ways. I’m slower than others in my age group. I tire more easily than others in my age group.…

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