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#1 FlyBaby

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

OK this is probably because I've been up since yesterday morning........ but though it might be fun to do our own take on the "you might be a redneck jokes...

 

 

You might have Parkinson's if...................

 

you have more tremors than a California fault line...............

 

the neighborhood kids think your parkie shuffle would make a great Zombi walk................

 

your wardrobe is not organized by season or colour...but by good days and bad........

 

you've been told a thousand times.... you don't "look" sick, or you're too young to have Parkinson's....

 

if people at the table next to you in the diner...ask if they can cut your steak for you......

 

if one Dr isn't enough, you have a team

 

if someone else had to type this for you.....

 

if you updated your facebook status with... "I pooped today"......

 

if you need help to operate the electric can opener.....

 

the moaning coming from the bedroom sounds like sex, but it's just you getting dressed on an off day.........

 

you need something from upstairs... and are standing at the bottom of the stairs wondering if it's really worth it.....

 

when stubbing your toe, isn't as bad as falling down after trying to grab your foot....

 

you got down, but can't get back up from the toilet

 

you wonder how you're going to feel today....

 

you stare at all of your pills, and wonder, are they "REALLY" gonna work today?

 

you're on a first name basis with your pharmacy

 

you have your medical ins. number memorized....

 

you have "fired" or been "fired" by a medical professional....

 

the first numbers you put in your new phone are... Dr, pharmacy, health ins, etc.....

 

if your 5 year old niece can tie her shoes faster than you can.....

 

if all your shoes are either slip on or have Velcro....

 

ok everyone.....YOUR turn..............................


Michael

Current age= 55

First symptoms: 1975

Prior mis-diagnosis: Dyspraxia, Essential Tremors, Ataxia, "Nerves".....

Final Dx. of Parkinson's: 2013

 

DBS surgery 12/2014............ Bilateral lead placement with a single battery/stimulator on RH side. Turned on 12/21/14 

 

"I will do what i can, while I can, and when i can't, I'll do something else"

 


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:34 PM

Gosh...u covered a lot of territory...hard to come up with anything..ok.. A great post.....

You might have Parkinsons if ....you have been told repeatedly by doctors that you really do NOT shake in your hand or leg...it really is all in your HEAD!

Best can do..

Or..

" " if you have been told by friends or relatives that your tremors are really caused by stress, cuz you only shake when you are in a crowd or nervous.

Just don't have my clever button turned up yet...hahah
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily. Amantadine 100 mg 2x per day.
Normal DaT scan '13, normal MRI, '13 Dx'd w/l dopa challenge in office by MDS
Second DaT scan, 10/14, normal.
Symptoms: significant tremors rt & lft side, rt leg drag whn tired, balance, slow movement, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy
Live, laugh, and be grateful. :) "ACCEPT, ADAPT, AND MOVE ON." :)

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:50 PM

Hahahaha !! Funny thing is....... I can soooo relate to most of those !

 

 

You have your neuro on speed dial

 

You get all giddy because you buttoned your own shirt and did in less than 15mins

 

Your morning conversation starts with...... I only got up to pee 4 times last night

 

It took you 10 mins to get from the house to your car.... then you realize you forgot your keys.

 

You've been trying to call your doctor all day, finally get through and forgot why you called.


So what were we talking about?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

Old & Michael ...you guys are TOO funny...honestly...I believe u may b part of my clan...you gotta be Irish...the one culture who can laugh at adversity...granted, they are usually drunk at the time...but they STILL can laugh....

There is a McNulty in my family ...long live Grandpa McNulty!! Hahaha
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily. Amantadine 100 mg 2x per day.
Normal DaT scan '13, normal MRI, '13 Dx'd w/l dopa challenge in office by MDS
Second DaT scan, 10/14, normal.
Symptoms: significant tremors rt & lft side, rt leg drag whn tired, balance, slow movement, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy
Live, laugh, and be grateful. :) "ACCEPT, ADAPT, AND MOVE ON." :)

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

You get punched in the face for peeing on the guy beside you in the mens room.

 

Your favorite pastime is counting how many tries it takes to get out of your chair.

 

You see stairs and break out in the cold sweats  

 

You get dirty looks in the restaurant because you said ...... I'll sit myself, and something else came out.

 

911 hung up on you because it took you 3mins to say hello and now the police are at your door.

 

You have a 12month payment plan for Life Alert

 

You can't remember what day it is, but you know how many pills you have left.

 

You have second degree burns on your face from drinking your coffee before taking your pills.


So what were we talking about?


#6 Luthersfaith

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

These are great you guys! Thanks for the laugh.
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

Hahah..ya killin me...ya killin me....too funny!!! Thanks for the smiles!!!!
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily. Amantadine 100 mg 2x per day.
Normal DaT scan '13, normal MRI, '13 Dx'd w/l dopa challenge in office by MDS
Second DaT scan, 10/14, normal.
Symptoms: significant tremors rt & lft side, rt leg drag whn tired, balance, slow movement, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy
Live, laugh, and be grateful. :) "ACCEPT, ADAPT, AND MOVE ON." :)

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

:razz: OMG NOT AGAIN!!!  Ouch my side, but it hurts good hahahahaha.  Bet I get put on some new meds just as soon as my neighbors report loud, insane laughing coming from the condo of that poor lady who lives alone with that terrible disease.  Yep, anytime now, I expect the Sun City Posse to come check on me.

 

Update my facebook status - pooped today.  hahahahahaha oh yes this one might kill me! Thx Michael

 

Hey old, first time I've seen a picture of you.  NICE!

 

NN: just sent ya a long email re: yesterdays experience at new MDS center.  Hi by the way! :razz: 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:27 PM

You might have Parkinson's if your sister accuses you of having botox because you no longer smile.

 

You might have Parkinson's if you wear a t-shirt that says "Don't follow in my footsteps; I walk into walls!

 

You might have Parkinson's if you wake up one day and realize for once you don't hurt anywhere, and then you move..

 

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First symptoms: right-hand tremor, constipation and restless arms 1978 (age 25). Depression and anxiety (non-motor symptoms) began in 1989 and worsened through the years. Last inpatient episode June 2013.

Diagnosed December, 2010 by a regular neurologist (age 57). After negative reactions to Requip, Mirapex and selegiline began Sinemet 25/100 3x/day. First MDS visit in Houston in February of 2011 was inconclusive. Second MDS visit at Baylor Fort Worth in May/June 2011 diagnosis changed to Parkinsonism, Sinemet stopped. Third MDS visit in August 2011 in WA State: received a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic PD which had started on the right side and had now crossed to the left side as well. Restarted on Sinemet 25/100 4x/day. A short trial of Amantadine caused audio hallucinations in September 2011.

 

Current medications at age 62: Sinemet 25/100 ODT every 2.5 hours while awake (7/day). One Sinemet 25/100 CR between midnight and 4 AM. Trazodone 200 mg at bedtime, Fluvoxamine 300 mg at bedtime. Clonazepam 0.5 mg morning and afternoon, 1 mg at bedtime. Vit D3 2x/day, Calcium Carbonate Susp. 5 cc daily, Baclofen 10 mg 3x/day, Flonase two sprays 2x/day, Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray once daily (for osteoporosis). Gel eye drops as needed throughout the day, Restasis Eye drops 2x/day, Nighttime eye ointment at bedtime. 02 2L per nasal cannula while asleep. Walker, electric wheelchair, moist and soft or pureed foods and 115 caregiver hours/month keep me sane.

 

All of the above subject to change based on progression, stress level, and dyskinesia. Whew! I'm glad I finally wrote that all out.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

for the guys...

 

those aren't water droplets on the top of your shoes after leaving the bathroom.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:08 PM

you might have parkinson's

 

if you fall in the afternoon, you decide that as long as you're down there....... you might as well take a nap

 

your wife accuses you dribbling, and you haven't had anything to drink, nor do you play basketball

 

you're shaking bad, and dear wife decides to hand you a dust cloth and put you to work


Edited by graflexmaster, 09 July 2014 - 09:11 PM.

Michael

Current age= 55

First symptoms: 1975

Prior mis-diagnosis: Dyspraxia, Essential Tremors, Ataxia, "Nerves".....

Final Dx. of Parkinson's: 2013

 

DBS surgery 12/2014............ Bilateral lead placement with a single battery/stimulator on RH side. Turned on 12/21/14 

 

"I will do what i can, while I can, and when i can't, I'll do something else"

 


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:39 PM

Hahaha! LOL!  I really needed this humor today.  You guys are really good at comedy.   :razz:


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

Never laughed so hard! They're funny because we all understand so well! Thanks!!!!
Age 66
Dx in August 2013; symptoms since 2011 in left hand/arm. No tremor. Stiffness in hips and lack of arm swing.
Atypical Parkinsonism; probably CBD
Meds: Amantadine 100 mg 2x/day; Azilect 1 mg daily
Work full time as RN

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:42 AM

Can't sleep, got up and read this. Thanks soo much! This is the best laugh I've had in a while! 



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

You might have PD if

 

Strangers ask you to hold their babies to get them to sleep.

 

You've just had a 15min conversation with yourself, and even YOU don't know what you said.


So what were we talking about?


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

Keep them coming please.  I can use a good laugh.  Sad but good to see you find humor in this.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

This one is rated PD-17 and for the guys.

 

You might have PD if

 

You took the little blue pill and had an erection lasting more than 4hrs. Instead of calling your Dr, you sent him and his family on vacation to Disney World.


So what were we talking about?


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

For those of you who enjoy this twisted humor from my new twisted friends, skip to Something funny for even more laughs..

Me, I am thinkin OlD and Michael are dipping into the l dopa as their drug of choice..TOO FUNNY !!!!

Keep them coming....come in you lurkers,..I know you are out there!!!

You might have Parkinsons if....you stand in the shower and not get wet.

(Ok, so my brain is not as it was last week,,,,am I to blame they reduced my l dopa???? Guess I need to take a "hit" to catch up with you guys!!

We don't snort, we just pop the pills! Not easily at times, but we pop pills! Hahahaha.....)
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily. Amantadine 100 mg 2x per day.
Normal DaT scan '13, normal MRI, '13 Dx'd w/l dopa challenge in office by MDS
Second DaT scan, 10/14, normal.
Symptoms: significant tremors rt & lft side, rt leg drag whn tired, balance, slow movement, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy
Live, laugh, and be grateful. :) "ACCEPT, ADAPT, AND MOVE ON." :)

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

you might have parkinson's if:

 

your bank keeps questioning you because you signatures never match the signature card on file..........

 

if when a friend texts you, you call them back because you cant get your fingers to work all the little buttons to text

 

you finally find enough energy to get the laundry done, then call your mom to celebrate......

 

if you pick your clothes for the day, not based on weather or fashion, but rather, you pick things because you can put them on all by fourself

 

you might have YOPD if:

 

you get dirty looks from elderly people for taking the disabled parking spot "they" wanted..........

 

you go shopping online for a "cooler" cane or blinged walker


Michael

Current age= 55

First symptoms: 1975

Prior mis-diagnosis: Dyspraxia, Essential Tremors, Ataxia, "Nerves".....

Final Dx. of Parkinson's: 2013

 

DBS surgery 12/2014............ Bilateral lead placement with a single battery/stimulator on RH side. Turned on 12/21/14 

 

"I will do what i can, while I can, and when i can't, I'll do something else"

 


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:08 AM

This is exactly what I needed today!!!!   Thanks everyone for the laughs. 


YOPD and dystonia DX 2013  symptomatic for 15 years   25/100 Sinemet 5x daily  1mg Azilect  50/200 Sinemet CR at bedtime  Miralax 17mg  5mg Valium 3x daily





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