Well lookie here!!!! My new medicine has kicked in. I’m speechless. My feet are not turning inward any longer and my legs feel strong. First time in 3 months I’m headed out to ride. Starting off slowly. Hey, Coach Bleich, let’s roll, brother. ❤️💚💛💜💙
I have been struggling with my balance lately. If you are experiencing the same, grab a bike and go for a ride. It stops tremor (temporarily), improves your balances and raises your endorphins. Plus you're not cooped up inside feeling sorry for yourself. Get out and enjoy the fresh air!
Kindly pardon the language unbecoming.....
Yesterday was Sunday, January 15th. The 8th Anniversary of my first doctor visit for a complaint that consisted of "why does it feel like the left side of my body is dying off?" My PCP looked at me and said "Dying off?". I said "YES! Weird, isn't it?" That was January 15, 2009. And that conversation sent us on a very long & expensive 5 year odyssey that landed me in a movement disorder neurologist's office in December 2013 with the proclamation that "Yes, the DATSCAN does show that, in fact, you have EARLY ONSET PARKINSON'S DISEASE" The Michael J Fox kind. Welcome to your new life. Today marks 2,920 days.
How was my anniversary? Well, Sunday was a beautiful day connecting with friends, catching up and making plans. A great distraction for me because, physically, it was a really shitty continuous tremor day. The non-stop, calorie burning, adrenaline rushing, can't sit still, pain in my ass (and legs and curled toes and stiff fingers) that ultimately won't let me go to sleep just to piss me off kind of day. LUCKILY, that experience is NOT my every day. I am one of the fortunate. But here is what I have to say.......Parkinson's - I am not giving up. You like to test my endurance but I take whatever you throw at me every single time. I had no idea how tough my will is until you came along. Tonight I say my prayers with a smile on my face that says, "I WIN". I will never, ever, ever give up. Ever. The less I pay attention to you the better off I am. Tomorrow I will wake up and the new day will begin calm once again. And I will make a positive difference in someone's life.
I'm on a mission. Just try to stop me.
All signed up to walk again! Continuing our efforts to raise funds for research by participating in Moving Day Boca Raton, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter on November 16th, 2014.
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