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#61 graflexmaster

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:49 AM

You might have Parkinson's if:

 

You blame the wall for walking into you

 

If you've actually had to say....Help I have fallen and cant get up

 

You try to put makeup on with hand tremors and you look like a clown

 

Your pen flies out of your hand as your writing and hits the person across the room

 

You visit a retirement community and the residents walk faster than you.....

 

Getting up in the middle of the night, surfing the net for a while, and going back to bed is common

 

you don't remember a good nights sleep

 

you wear shoes that you can just slip on

 

you wear your slippers out in public because they dont have laces. 
 

you can no longer take showers alone, and rely on anything and everything that you can grab to help you get out of one. (BTW, not all towel racks can hold up to this type of abuse) 
 

You've ever considered using a hammer to open a jar

 

When furniture is positioned around your house not for aesthetic reasons, but for on a support for walking

 

When you’ve learnt to take a deep breath and not snap someone’s face off when they tell you about the “dead cert miracle cure” their friend’s brother’s second-cousin’s acquaintance used who’s “totally better now”.

 

 

 


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#62 graflexmaster

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:06 PM

you might have Parkinson's if:

 

The floor hates you, the table and chairs are bully's, and the walls get in the way..........

 

if you walk into walls, posts, fences, and various other inanimate objects.....


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#63 graflexmaster

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

You might have Parkinson's if:

 

You've been accused of being unbalanced, but don't have any psych issues......


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:58 PM

Still laughing, keep these coming - I've been in a low mood lately and need a good dose of humor!


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#65 graflexmaster

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:49 AM

Come on folks....... a little help here, I can't be the only one coming up with these.........

 

I'm sure there are a lot more that can be added from the rest of you......... lol


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#66 musicroom8

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:06 PM

You might have Parkinson's if:
Your shoulder is fused to your neck and your foot is turned so that when you walk into a room, you're tempted to yell, "Sanctuary!"

The yoga instructor keeps looking at you saying, shoulder DOWN
Dx Jan 2011 at age 51. Sinemet 2-3x a day and 50/200 at night.
This disease took away my daily work as an elementary school music teacher and broke my heart.
However, broken hearts can heal...

#67 TeresaJ

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 02:43 PM

You might have Parkinson's if:

Your cat mistakes your tremor for a fast cat toy
Your pill cutter is used more than your razer
You steal the baby's food to swallow your pills, then decide "hell this peach cobbler tastes good"
You can no longer sneak up on someone because you either grunt, squeek, or jingle when you walk
Not yet dx. I'm exploring my options. Who wants to be tied down to one boring disease anyway? ;-)
In all seriousness, recently, a calm has come over me, and I am ok without a dx at this time. I figure I will just do all I can and let things take their course.
Mirapex ER 0.375 nightly
Amitriptyline 30mg
Zonisamide 200mg

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 01:46 AM

You might have Parkinson's if:

 

When walking through the fair grounds, an elderly lady with her walker zips past you like you're standing still..........


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#69 TeresaJ

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:40 AM

OMG Mike, but that made my milk and cereal go up my nose! A little warning please
Hehe!
Not yet dx. I'm exploring my options. Who wants to be tied down to one boring disease anyway? ;-)
In all seriousness, recently, a calm has come over me, and I am ok without a dx at this time. I figure I will just do all I can and let things take their course.
Mirapex ER 0.375 nightly
Amitriptyline 30mg
Zonisamide 200mg

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:47 AM

favorite movie - Tremors or Shakiest Gun in the West

author - Shaspeare


dx: August 2013  2 days before my 63rd birthday - 1st symptoms 2012 weakness right arm/hand and shuffling gait

 

med: Azilect  1 mg  1x a day,  Sinemet  25/100 2 mg  3x a day 

 

Stopped wearing Neupro patch recently - 8mg patch caused severe left axis tilt and rotation

 

other meds:   Tekturna for HBP,  Warfarin to prevent PE caused by genetic clotting disorder

 

other medical issues: Hyperparathyroidism, Kidney stones, arthritis, spinal stenosis

 

treatment: physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Swallow test.

 

doctors: MDS, Internist(PCM), Neurosurgeon, Endocrinologist, Orthopedic Surgeon

 

Insurance: Tricare Prime

 

Retired MSGT, US ARMY   Retired 911 police/fire dispatcher                                                                                     

 

 


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:53 AM

author - Shakespeare

rock group - Tremeloes

drink - martini, shaken not stirred

song - Shuffle off to Buffalo

artist - Vincent's lesser known brother - No Can Gogh

athletic move - stutter step


dx: August 2013  2 days before my 63rd birthday - 1st symptoms 2012 weakness right arm/hand and shuffling gait

 

med: Azilect  1 mg  1x a day,  Sinemet  25/100 2 mg  3x a day 

 

Stopped wearing Neupro patch recently - 8mg patch caused severe left axis tilt and rotation

 

other meds:   Tekturna for HBP,  Warfarin to prevent PE caused by genetic clotting disorder

 

other medical issues: Hyperparathyroidism, Kidney stones, arthritis, spinal stenosis

 

treatment: physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Swallow test.

 

doctors: MDS, Internist(PCM), Neurosurgeon, Endocrinologist, Orthopedic Surgeon

 

Insurance: Tricare Prime

 

Retired MSGT, US ARMY   Retired 911 police/fire dispatcher                                                                                     

 

 


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:54 PM

You might have Parkinson's if your body wash foams up in the shower without you trying.....

You might have PD, if your right hand does what you want your left hand to do..and your left hand does what you want your right hand to do.....making clapping a whole new adventure!
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily
Normal DaT scan, normal MRI. Dx'd w/l dopa challenge by MDS
Symptoms: break thru tremors rt side, rt leg drag when fatigued, balance, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy

#73 young_dad

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:17 PM

When your teaching your child sign language, your wife asks if your tremor means you stutter.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

You bought 5 copies of the same movie online because you hit the buy key 5 times. You now know not to go on Amazon during your [ off ] times :D


So what were we talking about?


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:16 PM

How about the MOVERS and SHACKERS for a team name ?

 

you know you have PD if you freeze in the bathroom doorway and by the time you work your way out of it you can't remember if you were going in or coming out, never mind it doesn't matter now :oops:

 

                                       you start your day with a frothy cup of black coffe

 

                                      you can thread a running sewing machine ,old one I know

 

                                     you can't eat toast with jelly on it

 

                                     you take a glass of ice to bed

 

                                     you know how many pills are left because you just counted them again while picking them up again



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:24 AM

You might have parkinson's if:

 

You realize that after getting DBS? If you do/say something odd or strange? You can legitimately tell people.......... That you got your "wires" crossed...... or that, you were getting "mixed" signals....... :lol: :D :wacko:


Edited by graflexmaster, 10 September 2014 - 02:24 AM.

Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#77 TexasTom

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Posted Yesterday, 02:58 PM

You might have Parkinson's if:

 

When signing in at the lab (they have a big touch screen for people to sign in):

 

You tell them:

Yes, Tttttttoooooooommmmmm is really my name.

The 80 year old lady behind you sweetly ask "can I do that for you?"

They fellow in he business suit snips "Hey buddy, the detox facility is down the street"

 

Then again when handing over that gallon jug of urine, suddenly the technicians are "we'll et that for you" (images of dropping

that thing on their keyboard).


Dx 9/2014   55 years old

First Symptoms 2005 

Currently no meds.  Good days/bad days. 


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Posted Yesterday, 06:45 PM

Texas Tom...meet....grafsmaster aka Michael.....now THIS IS GONNA BE A PAAAAARRRRTTTTYYYYY !!!
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily
Normal DaT scan, normal MRI. Dx'd w/l dopa challenge by MDS
Symptoms: break thru tremors rt side, rt leg drag when fatigued, balance, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy




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