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About Beau's Mom

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    Dianne
  • Birthday 01/23/1953

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    Seattle, WA
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    Staying happy, joyous and free from limitations set by my own limited thinking. Even with PD, and sometimes because of PD, life can be grand!!!

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  1. Beau's Mom

    Summer adventure season starting

    That's a relief!
  2. Beau's Mom

    Summer adventure season starting

    Stump, is there still a hurricane in the area? Dianne
  3. Beau's Mom

    anxiety

    You are most welcome, kmr. Since PD and the meds that relieve the motor symptoms can both create anxiety, it's important to learn ways that work for each of us to alleviate it. There is so much about PD that is out of our control; I feel less powerless when I know there is something I can do to help myself. Dianne
  4. Beau's Mom

    anxiety

    Welcome, kmr. My anxiety preceded my PD diagnosis by 20+ years. I quickly discovered that each makes the other worse. I see a rehab psychologist at the PD Center of Excellence near me who specializes in treating patients with neurological disorders. I highly recommend seeing a therapist who is knowledgeable about PD. In addition, I use meditation to remain calm. My favorite app is Meditation Oasis by Mary and Richard Maddox. I've used it for seven years; it never fails. Wishing you the very best in your search for peace of mind, body, and spirit. Dianne
  5. Beau's Mom

    Good morning!!

    Miracleseeker, I have deleted some old messages. Feel free to PM me. Dianne
  6. Beau's Mom

    Good morning!!

    It was the best party ever, jb. It's going to take me a week to recover. It was worth it, every ounce of energy I spent, just to be around people who understand and care. Let's do it again soon! Dianne
  7. Beau's Mom

    Good morning!!

    Count me in for Echo Beach tonight! I could use a party with y'all.✨ Dianne
  8. Beau's Mom

    New to PD - Parkinsonism - SWEDDs or Whatever

    I'm not a doctor; I am a PWP (Person with Parkinson's). Could you tell us what SWEDDs stands for? I have all those symptoms and more and respond well to Sinemet. The DaTscan wasn't available when I was diagnosed in 2010 after 20+ years of accumulating symptoms; I had one in the summer of 2013. It showed minimal uptake of dopamine bilaterally, which simply means that my PD had progressed from the right side to the left side, as it does in most PWP. I suggest you pose your question in the Ask the Doctor section of the Forum. Dr. Okun may be able to shed some light on your situation. Dianne
  9. Beau's Mom

    Good morning!!

    Dear jb, However your DBS has helped you, I am most grateful to see that your sense of humor is still intact. Grasshoppers carrying tiny Thermos jugs indeed. What a smile that brought to my heart (and my face as well)! You caught the essence of life with PD perfectly in this sentence: What joy you bring to us in your musings. Thank you, thank you, thank you❕ Dianne
  10. Beau's Mom

    Good morning!!

    Hi, jb! I'm happy to hear that the programming is going well. It's cool and cloudy this morning in Seattle but beginning Sunday we'll be having a heat wave. Most homes here do not have air conditioning, so we'll be very warm indeed. Wishing each and every one of you a stress-free day! Dianne
  11. Beau's Mom

    MDS - yes or no

    Absolutely, go to the Parkinson's Center of Excellence. You deserve the very best care. Dianne
  12. Beau's Mom

    Bible Verses....

    Good morning, Linda. I will pray for you and with you that the Light and Love of God will continue to comfort you today and every day. Amen. Dianne
  13. Beau's Mom

    Dizzy

    Welcome to the world of nOH, Lorraine (neurological Orthostatic Hypotension). Do you get dizzy when you stand up from sitting or laying down? I get a whoosh! feeling like all the blood rushes out the bottom of my feet sometimes when I stand. My first experience with nOH three years before I got my PD diagnosis. My PCP at the time was telling me that the tremor in my right hand was intention tremor. I knew nothing about PD back then and he didn't mention it. He did order the neck ultrasound you mentioned. I take one medication in the morning for mine, plus a different medication if BP drops during the day. The biggest danger is passing out, so I've been taught to get up slowly and not walk until I feel solid. I check my BP twice a day sitting and standing and keep a record of it as well as when I take the extra medication. Dianne
  14. Beau's Mom

    Summer adventure season starting

    Stump, I'll be visualizing you snagging that 200 lb. yellow-fin tuna. If you can conceive it, it can happen! Dianne
  15. Beau's Mom

    Vitamin B3 ????

    I've had to have B12 shots but nobody mentioned B3. Thanks for the link. Dianne
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