My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 116 … Parkinson’s, Simply Put – My Rant!

rick mercerLately, I’ve been watching The Rick Mercer Report on CBC television here in the Great White North, aka, Canada. Mercer profiles life in Canada and¬†spoofs Canadian politics. My favourite part of the show is his rants. There’s nothing like a good rant. If you go on youtube, you can watch videos on the best movie rants. Some of them are awesome!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 84 … So Much to Remember!

thinkingExperiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s is tiring business. There is so much to remember! I have to remember to lengthen my stride when I walk [and I’m talking about every step], otherwise, I shuffle walk. I also have to remember to place my foot down heel to toe, otherwise, I walk flat-footed … slap, slap, slap.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 37 … Again, You Gotta Have a sense of humour

diceWhen you’re living with a condition like Parkinson’s, I think it’s really important to have a sense of humour (If pressured, Mari will tell you I don’t always have one!). I was thinking about this recently at the ski hill. Actually, I was in the washroom at the ski hill fumbling through six layers of clothing so I could take a pee. Between my wonky left hand (Medically known as Dystonia), trembling and lack of balance, peeing for me has become a real adventure … which is why I rarely do it standing up these days … and add in a bunch of clothes and you can see why I was thinking about the importance of having a sense of humour.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 35 … God’s Not So Humourous Sense of Humour!

sense of humourIf God is looking down on us, he (I’m using the masculine pronoun here for literary purposes because I believe the universal intelligence we call God actually embodies both masculine and feminine) must be doing so with a great sense of humour. How else could he do so without wondering what went wrong … given the greed, anger, fear and wanton destruction of the planet that characterizes human existence (sorry for the slightly dark intro)!

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