Living with PD

Living with PD

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Every Day is Opening Day

Every Day is Opening Day

I decide how I will live life to the fullest despite Parkinson’s disease. I control my thoughts, which in turn control my emotions, which in turn control my actions. Video transcript: This is not a Parkinson's dance class. There’s not even music. It's a makeshift medical clinic in Uganda. Many of these people or family members will be diagnosed with Parkinson's or something else. Yet they sing and dance. Genuinely. Joyfully. If they're able to be joyful despite their situation, I can damn sure be joyful in mine. Minds are powerful. There's power in giving. When felt, something about the ...
With Parkinson's, Outcomes Vary. Right the Ship, Captain. (5 Year Crystal Ball)

With Parkinson’s, Outcomes Vary. Right the Ship, Captain. (5 Year Crystal Ball)

“Where do you see me in five years?” I had been waiting a long time to ask that question.  At the top hospitals you don’t just get in next week, next month either. And when your day comes, there are lots of people waiting for their turn to ask important questions.  Doctors have little allotted time. My doctor had already turned toward the door.  My most pressing concern was still untreated. “I know you don’t have a crystal ball, but just some sense of what to plan for? My kids haven’t even started school.” To the doctor’s credit, the response was considered. MD: Five years…You’ll ...