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  1. Official diagnosis today

    Melissa-I saw your post late last night and wanted to write more. I was diagnosed 3 years ago and was in shock, disbelief, sad, angry...all over the map. It took a little while, but I am in a good place now. It's a roller coaster ride. There's a process. Realizing that my life is not going to go as I had planned, I had to come up with a new plan. Life will be different but it can still be good. I look at things differently...seize the day....if you want to do something and you have the means to do so...go for it! Eventually, PD becomes just another part of life. My best advice is exercise....a PD specific program is beneficial. There are many out there...dance, yoga, tai-chi, boxing. I personally do the program PWR! (www.pwr4life.org) and my husband and I take ballroom dance lessons. Find something you enjoy and be consistent. This forum is great....only follow things that are positive. Again, welcome and good luck. LAD
  2. Official diagnosis today

    Glad you finally got answers and good MDS. Welcome to the forum. LAD
  3. New to Parkinson's

    Jimmy Choi also did an live FB interview yesterday. It was very good. You can find it on the MJ Fox Foundation Facebook page. He was very candid and real in his answers. LAD
  4. I posted this twice - sorry if that annoys anyone....feel free to add positive thoughts ponder as we go on this journey.... LAD
  5. Good morning!!

    here you go JB49...I found this online...not sure it's the exact one 😊 lad
  6. Bible Verses....

    Words of pope John Paul II who had PD.... The pontiff continued in English, speaking in a slow but thoughtful cadence: “To be human, we can expect suffering. And God gave us that suffering for a purpose. Suffering and hardship brings forth character in man. It brings out the best in man’s humanity. It makes an empathetic person. It makes us realistic and less self-centered and helps us because of our experience to want to help others.
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  8. Good morning!!

    Give credit to the turtle! But I agree with him! And you are spot on...choose to be happy! My son was amazed at my neuro evaluation-my DR uses the UPDRS. My "score " was the same as last year so I'm holding steady! I made an iMovie of our dance moves and my DR loved it especially since he was the DR who suggested dance lessons. I'll post it sometime. But I was a very proud mama - my DR talked to me and Adam. He was as he says "adulting" Happy Friday!!! LAD
  9. Good morning!!

    Food, their phone/ipad and sleep...that's a 17 year old boys mind...unless there is a girl involved then it's a bit different. My 17 year old eats 2 dinners ...one at dinner and one again when he gets home from his rehearsal at 10pm. Food is most definely on their minds:) LAD
  10. Early Parkinson

    Get her into a PD specific exercise program....it's one of the best things she can do. There are lots out there. I do a program called PWR! ...you can get info about it at www.pwr4life.org....I love it and it's training for your body and your mind...and definitely easily modified for any fitness level. I'm not sure where your mom is located but the website has a place to search for instructors/therapists in your area. Good luck... LAD
  11. Extreme Anxiety

    Not sure where you are located but Hopkins has some clinical trials with PD & anxiety. You can find info on MJ Fox Foundation trial finder. LAD
  12. Anti-emetics

    Did you try the sea bands you wear on your wrists or the fisherman oil you put behind your ears? I did both on a cruise. LAD
  13. Good morning!!

    Thanks for noticing my quotes. I can't control most things about PD but I can try to control how I respond to it. I think attitude has a huge impact on overall wellness. I refuse to give up. I may fall down or slow down but I'm not stopping. LAD
  14. Good morning!!

    This reminded me of one of my favorite stories.,,When my oldest son was around 5..., my husband took him to the men's room at the mall. My son came bolting out to me at the table I had snagged st the very crowded food court. While still a good 5ft away from the table he yells "daddy just peed in the sink! " my husband laughed and said "he's never seen a urinal " after picking myself up off the floor, I realized he was usually with me and the ladies room doesn't have them😊 And JB - when my mom went away with me, I asked her who was going to wash my dads clothes. She replied "he's got clothes and I put out his old underwear and told him to throw them away." 😂 Hapoy saturday all! LAD
  15. Bible Verses....

    This fell out of my book today.... peace- LAD THE PRAYER BE AT PEACE (By Saint Francis De Sales) Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.