Recently I was walking from the house down to the lake to enjoy the view and the serenity. About halfway down the steps, it suddenly occurred to me that in that moment, I felt normal! My balance was fine [it usually is when I’m walking], there was no freezing, no trembling and no clenching in my hands. My gait was normal as well!
Perhaps the most unpleasant aspect of my neurological experience has been constipation. Three years ago, it wasn’t an issue, but then it suddenly crept up on me. Until I got it under control, I had some difficult days… or should I say, difficult movements!
Thanks to a recent conversation with a friend, I had an epiphany about my experience with this neurological condition. I realized that I have been spending far too much time thinking about the symptoms I experience; wanting not to experience them.
Several members of a PD Facebook group I belong to have been extolling the virtues of Mannitol. They say it reduces tremoring and improves balance.
“Damn it!” I snapped.
“What’s the matter?” my concerned friend asked.
“I lost my balance and almost fell again!”
“Are you okay?”
I received an email a few days ago from Juan José in Guatemala. He described how a tea blend had helped neutralize the symptoms he was experiencing. When asked, he graciously agreed to share his story!
As a whole, I have a cheerful outlook! I hold the belief that I will recover my health and I view my current condition as temporary. I also hold the belief that what I am experiencing has a purpose. It is my guide to spiritual consciousness, self love and good health. My attitude is, to do my best to make each moment as joyful, peaceful and loving as possible because I know that the energy I create in each moment has a ripple effect!
My, how quickly my walking has improved!
Last week, I told you about the challenges I was experiencing, walking. I have been walking on a gravel road and had gotten to the point where I was shuffle-walking pretty badly, particularly when I tried multitasking while walking [thinking about stuff, practicing qigong or bostaff techniques, or just observing my surroundings]. I was starting to not enjoy walking!
My favorite form of exercise these days is walking! I walk for an hour almost every morning! It is an integral part of my healing protocol!
As a follow-up to some recent posts on how to manage specific symptoms, I would like to offer some advice on how to eliminate leg cramps and skin rash, two common symptoms of this neurological condition [parkinson’s] for which the medical community is uncertain of the cause.