Follow up to my previous post. A P.S.:
I just figured out my extremity swelling is gone this morning. I have ankles and my wedding ring is too big. I had it sized up from 6.5 to 8. And best of all I can suck in and hold my stomach in. That is one reason I lean forward. My center of gravity was around my knees putting pressure on them. Now it’s back in my torso. I can feel it. And I’m not purposely doing it. It returned on its own. My eyes also stopped darting around and squinting. Whoa!!!! I’m one happy PD symptom free girl this morning. Get back with you this afternoon. Let’s see if it stays this way any longer on its own. This has to be a dream. I asked for peace even for one day and it was granted. God is good to me today. I’m back for this moment.
I'm back with an update to my televisit with Dr. Singer at the University of Miami last week. It was so amazing to see him on my laptop screen. He took care of me between 2015-2017 and we became like family so to see his beautiful smile brightened my day instantly. There is no better doctor in the world in my heart. His personal journey led him to the exact profession he was born to be in: as a loving care taker, diagnostician, and problem solver. How I've missed him.
We had a very productive visit. He checked me all out and after not seeing me for a few years, he was surprised (and not surprised) to see me with advanced PD. He cannot believe how overmedicated I am and vowed to correct the situation. He explained to me that like a glass of water filled to the top, My capacity to take any amount of anymore dopamine affecting drugs is done. He told me that if I'm given anything new, I have to take something equal away to stop the onset of manic behavior, visual disturbances, hearing things that aren't there and the inner feeling of uneasiness and psychosis.
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