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  1. Fantastic!
  2. Sorry I don't have an answer for you. Have in the past numbness in my right hand along with what appeared like poor circulation and swelling. That's gone away. Maybe due to regular cardio exercise. My right foot has a general low level of numbness. I don't really notice it unless I think about it. It might be totally unrelated to PD. That leg was banged up when I was a kid… maybe its nerve damage?
  3. Way to go Adam!
  4. LAD…..FYI personally I'm having one of those "bad" days. Seeing what you've written on the forum is up lifting, and we all need to support one another. Nice timing and thank you. For better or worse I'm headed out to exercise. It's a mainstay of my diet to combat PD. So maybe your message will "pay it forward" through me to someone else. Who ever you are if you're contemplating exercise but not quite there yet……do it for the ones you love and those who love you. A bad day of PD with exercise is better than a bad day with PD without exercise.
  5. Hi Thecount. Welcome to the forum. It's rough at the beginning learning you have PD. It DOES get better. Glad to hear you're on the exercise path. There is no comparison to bad days without exercise vs. bad days with exercise! I'm currently 59. Diagnosed at 57. As you'll learn there are usually hints of symptoms well in advance of diagnosis. We just don't recognize them as such. It would just make us a bunch of hypochondriacs. You'll ultimately find a groove. Best to you.
  6. jb….I tap a half dozen maple trees, and the sap is finally flowing! Make just enough for home use and gifts. I must admit I don't have the patience to boiling it down correctly so its usually a little watery. But its all for fun. On your menu choices I have to vote for putting in on vanilla ice cream. Even though it goes well on just about anything.
  7. Best of luck Bill.
  8. Thanks for the post Jb. Its tough losing a friend. It was a quiet St Patricks day for us. However, my DW is 50% Irish so we had a beautiful dinner of corned beef and cabbage….with a little bit of Jameson and soda! Dear Lord I love that woman. I can have a blasé day and she can be a pick me up without even trying. Happy St. Patricks Day to all!
  9. All I can think is miracles do happen. I had an experience this past week involving a high level of cardio vascular exercise in which I was able to complete. I first checked with my PCP and she gave a thumbs up….which was encouraging in and of itself. Maybe we don't give ourselves enough credit that we, with help above, can still achieve great things. It doesn't matter whatever you use as a measuring stick. It's worth the fight back. If not for yourself, for the others around you. Sometimes it just means a little extra rest between I guess. It's still difficult to stop looking inward instead of outward. Life is all around us. Thanks for listening.
  10. Thanks NN
  11. Usually it seems to be associated, I guess, with an old injury. I once separated my shoulder while skiing. It never really hurt after that until PD came into my life. Recently I've had almost constant pain adjoining my right collar bone. Have no idea why. Any other "pain" seems to be associated with rigidity. Exercise and stretching help a great deal.
  12. Thanks for sharing this info. Other life circumstances like the flu don't know boundaries. Not having read this I would have called my doctor and hoped for the best.
  13. Appreciate you humor regarding item number 3. Yes I agree, something better than tuna casserole. Rib eye steak would probably be my choice, or as my grandkids know my true weakness are cookies! Probably be well deserved if I snuck too many cookies out of the cookie jar!
  14. Welcome. Hope you find some comfort here. This is one mysterious disease as it affects everyone a bit differently. Sometimes I think we experience ups and downs as any normally healthy person…..just sometimes emotions, physical challenges just happen to be magnified a bit. For my situation, sinemet and exercise are core to managing symptoms. Family support helps……I just have difficulty leaning on them as I know they worry some. As you mention, my concern is for my spouse. Just need to live in the moment, and as others have expressed on the forum….be thankful for each day.
  15. Glad you weren't hurt more than what you said. Any hot liquid to the face had to hurt! Hope the chiropractor helped. It's pretty interesting what they can do.