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    We had our annual Golden Retriever Rescue group swim this weekend. Storms held off, but 110 Golden Retrievers and 117 people it was a great turn out. We took the harness off my Golden, who is my Service Dog, and told her to go play! She was swimming almost non-stop. Few hundred tennis balls, but she would get a sandy one and come up to the ball bucket and drop it in and get a new one!
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    Had a PD -0 ...ME - 1 moment today hiked a trail to incredible lookout today!
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    Tea tree oil is some amazing stuff. It can help so many, many things. I bought tea-tree mouthwash recently, though, and it was ghastly tasting. Really, awful.
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    I am so sorry that Linda's thread has been shut down. Her thread was informative and encouraging to me. The fact that it had to be shut down is an example of intolerance toward different beliefs or the inability to be civil in expressing beliefs that are non-Christian. I believe Linda is as open as anyone could be to listening to others, including those who are vehemently opposed to her. She has been firm in her beliefs, but always fair in her response to those that are against Christianity. With Linda at the helm of the thread, anyone who opposes is not discouraged from posting unless they are purposely trying to insult or hurt those of us who are Christ followers. The thread was started for those who are interested in topics about Christianity. It was not intended to have the tone that it has had where attacks are the norm. Disagreement would be allowed, if expressed in a genuine way, with the intent of greater understanding. With good reason, she defended her beliefs, but I never saw her be rude or inappropriate in her responses. If there was ever a hint of rudeness it was only because she was unwilling to be trampled upon by opposition. There are certain threads that I choose not to read because I am not interested. I don't understand why all readers do not just stay away from a thread that they do not agree with or in which they have no interest. Linda, I join you in prayer for those who oppose you and I also pray for you, that God would restore you after being hurt and insulted by some forum members. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, Matthew 5:44.
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    Welcome! Here are a couple of things that help me come to grips with Parkinson's. You may not find them comforting or helpful so please disregard if that is so. The day after I received my diagnosis I reminded myself that I don't have anything that I didn't have the day before and the day before that, I just didn't know what it was. If I could handle yesterday then it is most likely I can handle today and tomorrow. Don't cross that bridge before you come to it. It is so easy to dwell on all the possible and often frightening things about this disease. But, remember no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Yes, I might develop a new symptom but I might also get in a car accident, get killed and consequently never develop any other symptoms. There might also be new treatments. Life is a crap shoot. We just don't know what will happen. We might want to plan for some of the possible negative things, but there is no point in dwelling on something that may not even happen. Sometimes those around us are very concerned and mourn some of the losses they see in our health and wellbeing. It is also tempting to feel sorry for ourselves and start thinking that no one else has problems. No one gets through this life alive! We all must face mortality. Hubby, don't worry so much about me as I might not be the first one to go. Let's make the most of today - no premature mourning, there is enough time to mourn tomorrow. Start making a bucket list and fill it with both the bold and daring as well as the simple. Go on that once in a lifetime trip but there is also a lot of satisfaction in some of the more simple things, such as attending a grandson's ballgame or attending a granddaughter's graduation. It is good to reflect upon the number of things that have been checked off the list and contemplate new things to add. In other words don't forget to keep living. It is hard if not impossible to always feel positive - so don't try. It's ok to take a break and vent, scream, cuss, have a good old tantrum and cry. Just be sure not to hurt the innocent while indulging yourself. Remember you are dealing with the loss of dopamine which not only affects our movement but emotions as well. Feeling down is not a sign of weakness but a symptom of the disease itself. See your doctor often and don't be afraid to be your own advocate or ask a loved one to assist in this regard. Life goes on. All we can really do is make the best with what we've got.
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    In general we don't think so, but long term dopamine replacement may put you at risk, so being sure if you get numb feet or hands, you discuss with your docs immediately. Starting vitamins if this happens may resolve the issue. Some parkinsonisn syndromes like MSA have more neuropathy associated.