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    Good morning!!

    Good Morning World. Happy Canada Day to us Canadians, Matt, Canada Shakes, K-Man from Ottawa, Lady from Kitchener, Bev, Trevor,Alberta Girls, anyone else. Enjoy the Holiday. Our Michael J. Fox has been awarded the Order of Canada medallion for his acting career and more importantly for us; his work on behalf of Parkinsons. If you Americans run into him down there tell him to come home and get his medal. Emma, have a better day today. Everyone have a safe and happy day. Remember that smiling releases good chemicals into your bloodstream. I know it is corny, but I like watching Americas Funniest Videos. j
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    Good morning!!

    Hi to all,, Glad that you are back keeping us posted Linda. We all missed you! Cold here today, well, colder than it should be. At about -6 C or 20 F it sends you scrambling for gloves, long underwear and the winter coats. Brr. Canada.. YOu all have a good day and say a word for the Golden Bear State. All the best to all of you. jb
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    Good morning!!

    Good morning,that is a good read Peace. As I feed my horse, often I wonder why I bother. Cause I still can seems to be the answer still. Hope everyone has a good day! All the best to all of you! jb. Hi to you Em, how are things in Ireland.?
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    Good morning!!

    Tom...you have several great stories within the one post. That is great. Man, i could not even contemplate a 10 K run. Good for you..be careful. I was on the floor, on purpose , the other night working some knots out of my back on my yoga mat. I HAD A BIT OF TROUBLE GETTING UP WHEN THE TIME CAME, Sorry bout those caps but takes too much effort to change them. I will be 60 something this year. I think that I am getting tired of having Parkinsons. My shoulders, arm, chest area continue to be cramped and locking up on me. Keep up your physical conditioning Tom, that is great that you do, Hope everyone is avoiding the fires of California. 100 yr anniversary of the ceasefire that ended WW1 on Sunday as well. Peace be with you all and your lives. jb Tom, we could call you Tommy James or something if you want......
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    Caretaker emergency!

    Hello ms. Pathfinder. You are a saint in your dedication to your husbands well being and your organizational skills.
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    Parkinson

    Dr. Okum, I am having a problem since having my dbs installed. this summer. I am from Ontario and the the surgery took place in Toronto. For some reason, when I relax to sleep, it seems like my arms go on overdrive and I awake even after only 2 hours of sleeping and my arms are pinned like my joints are all frozen in position. In place and very painful to move. When I get up in the morning or even in the nightime still if necessary, it takes me a long time to get them moving again. As the months go by, it seems that they freeze up even more seriously. This week I will have an ultrasound to see if I have a rotator cup issue. Why would this be happening.? It is not like I pitch for the Blue Jays or swim the front crawl for the Canadian Olympic team. I am just sleeping when this happens. Any ideas.?
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    A journal became a blog

    Nice work Lori! jb
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    Good morning!!

    Oh Marcia, get back into your green bottle (Green Genie!) if you are going to be falling. I am sorry your cats, kid's cats, whoesever cats are causing you work. Be careful. Tom . that is wonderful that you can run that far. Man, I would be so winded. If one subscribes to the theory of incarnation, one could do worse than coming back as one of your golden retrievers Tom.Do you have eyes on your next marathon. You should. And Dianne , I hope that the sun is shining onto you and you are comfortable, happy and warm. And any one find out where Linda is yet? As aways, jb
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    Good morning!!

    That is great Dianne, I'm glad that they realize your potential for helping others, Lori, I'm glad your son is fine, It does make one happy to see the world gather together and stare down terror. Stand tall and strong ps. Anyone spoke to Linda of late??
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    Good morning!!

    So sorry to the City of Pittsburgh, Jewish people everywhere, and anyone who thought that the world was civilized. Obviously we are not there yet! jb
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    Good morning!!

    Good afternoon everyone, well everyone that peeks in here I wish good afternoon to. Well, good afternoon to everyone. I want to be inclusive. If Marcia can live in that bottle of green stuff for as long as she has, then I should be able to spend some time in the transmitting bottle connected to this site and transmit good wishes to all Parkys living on this planet earth or the other one that Canada purchased from the Aliens and occupies with a skeleton crew to maintain our control over it in case we have need for it one day. Please note that a lot of what I write has no facts, subliminal messages or merit of any sort whatsoever. Hey, that reads like I maybe have spent time in a bottle, maybe Canadian Rye, But no, If I wobble when I walk, it isn't from time with a bottle, I get my wobble honestly from Parkinsons disease. Hey, you know how we do that escape to the beach thing from time to time? I see that the Toyota Rav4 is using that same song in its Canadian commercials at least. I hope that Marthaa and the muffins get some royality money for it. And that is all I guess. Have good days everyone. jb
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    Good morning!!

    Good morning all Parky's from Parks Avenue to Parksylvania and all the little parks places in between such as Parkseatlleburg. The fall here, rather the autumn here has been going on whether or not I get my fall jobs done or not. All things absolutely always get done one way or another. I have most of the stuff out of the garden except for a few beets. Jack Frost I see came last night and picked the last of the tomatoes though. I should of had them picked and in the garage. I hope that everyone has had a good weekend. I hope anyone involved in the hurricanes is ok and getting back to more normal. best wishes to all...jb .
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    Good morning!!

    Wow, Mike the hurricane, really gave west Florida a rough going over. So sorry to see that happen. Where do you start on that cleanup???
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    Good morning!!

    Happy Birthday LAD!
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    Good morning!!

    Thanks Marcia. It always is sad to lose a pet. Sad if they die, or if they are put down. Maybe you should come out of the little green bottle that you have been living in. Come out and stretch your legs and arms and stand up straight. It might feel good to get out of that green kryptonite anyways. jb
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    This & that!

    I agree Peace. Great poem, I think that the bear visits my house about 3 in the morning and is a real pain. He twists my arms, whacks me on the shoulders and pulls the blankets off of me. He wakes me up asking if I have to go to the bathroom and he tells me I might as well, seeing as "you are awake anyways." He says "see you tomorrow night" as he leaves the room and the sunrise starts to pull back the curtains.
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    Tender Shoulders.

    I have had sore shoulders before from physical activity such as working with my arms over my head. But it always went away. Trapped nerves, bursitas, or frozen shoulders, yes, we have met previously in Life. I had dbs surgery in May and I have had great sucess with my Parkinson symptoms. But I also have had many nights when I wake up with painful burning shoulders, numbness in my arm or hands and it is more than just discomfort. My quality of sleep is not there because often I have to get out of bed and try to exercise my arms to get the joint to relax back to where it belongs. I have gone to physiotherapy and done the treatments carefully not to overdo it. If I push it at all, I pay for it that night. I can go to sleep with a sore right shoulder, awake in the night ,realize that it feels better, smile at the relief and roll over to go back asleep, then cringe at the fact that it is now in my left shoulder joint. The weakness that goes with it can prevent me from pulling up the blankets or even pulling up my pants over my butt when I get dressed. And I am now avoiding tighter pullover sweaters cause I can get my wings hung up getting it over my head. I operate my dbs on my lowest setting along with 4 levadopas a day. I did try to sleep one night with only a Levadopa and I woke up really lost and I have gone to sleep with it turned up higher and woke up sorer than usually.. Does anyone have a problem with tender shoulders that react badly to dbs stimulation. Is this possible? I go back to the doctors in about three weeks and I need to get my facts and thoughts together for an accurate report to him. Thanks , jb
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    Tender Shoulders.

    Thanks but I live in Canada and I will be going back to the hospital in Toronto. Thank you for your input Waruna.
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    Tender Shoulders.

    Thanks super decooper, world famous scooper. I received it with a smile too! I wear mostly teeshirts, and loose sweat shirts. I do have the 19.95 butt with the extra one from k tel as seen on tv,. The poncho will be ok except when it gets colder in a month or so. And I have tried to stay up all night rather than encounter the little beasties of the night that entrap my nerves as soon as I fall asleep and they stop moving around. Thanks Scoop. jb
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    Tender Shoulders.

    Thank you for the answering reply.... I will have the programming Doctor check out the machinery. I was only programmed in July this year and I did expect that it would be a few more trips to get it the best as is possible. When I turn my dbs back lower, I am still within the boundaries as it was programmed. I really don't like the higher settings as it can make me dyskinetic and real wonky in my legs. Thanks again for your input waruna01.
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    Good morning!!

    Hey good morning. Shera, resident super hero, have a great trip. It sounds wonderful as a retirement gift for you and your husband..congrats! Hi Emma, Has the contest for the " Town in Ireland with the prettiest gardens" or whatever it is called been judged yet? Boy, lots of drama on the tv with politics of late hasn't there. Feels like autumn is just around the corner here. The last 24 hrs, have been cool and wet. I hope you all have a lovely Levodopian day. jb.
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    Good morning!!

    Good morning you all, I hope that everyone has a great day. Keep Indonesia, Japan and the people in Carolinas' and anyone else suffering the ravages of the weather and our planet's pent up forces in your thoughts or prayers or dreams. However you interact with ohters on such matters. Roll Call!!! Shera, Linda... Haven't heard much from you of late. Hope you are ok. Thanx for court report Dianne, I think that these things get delayed hoping you giveup on them. Thanks Peace and everyone, re: horse and my shoulder pains. Good Sunday to you all, I hope everyone gets a phonecall that makes their hearts smile. jb
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    Good morning!!

    Well it is Saturday again. Who don't like a Saturday anyways. I been bouncing around here on line for awhile. My stupid new format for my g mail account is different than the old style and I can't find where my sent mail gets filed. I don't mind when they make changes and improvements, I just like it to be the same. I may have to fix my g mail problem by going back to hotmail. I never posted much this week. My sister keeps her two horses here with my one horse. And when we travel away or anything like that, being just next door, she would take them over there . Or leave them all here, wherever the grass was best. Anyways, to make the story short, her old mare died back in the field. Nice and peaceful like it was. Just like your horse did Peace. The vet was coming out on the wednesday this week to put her down. She was about thirty and we didn't think she would stand another winter and was losing weight for the last few years. And my dbs. It was feeling and working so well. I do have a scheduled appointment coming up in Toronto in about three weeks. My problem seems to be a rotator cuff issue on both shoulders. I'm not a stranger to that ailment being a carpenter for a living. Sore shoulders would happen putting drywall on ceilings or carrying shingles up a roof. So when this developed, i was not too concerned but after 5 trips to physio therapy, there was no improvement. And I swear, my shoulders are getting worse, I am concerned now. The other night I tried to sleep the night with my dbs turned up a notch, bad mistake. Shoulders hurt worse. Last week I took extra levadopa and turned my dbs right off, and I slept better, no painful joints in the morning but I woke up in Zombyville. Last nite I pushed myself through the exercises a bit harder, but today, my arms hurt. As they do when I push it. I can't help but wonder if the muscles of my shoulders, high up on my torso, don't suffer a bit of fallout from the dbs induced electrical charge going off. I will ask for a dbs program that maybe is not as intense when I go back. I do operate it on the lowest amplitude now. I can go to sleep sore on the right and wake up with the pain transferred to my left side. Sometimes the pain comes out in my wrist. sometimes, my elbows. Usually it is my shoulders that hurt. Like I "can.t even pull blankets up hurt". This moving pain will wakes me with its intensity every night now. Often I will get out of bed and careful do some excercise to get things more comfortabele. In the morning, usually I am about two hours getting the muscles working again. I need to get this fixed. I know that lots of people with pd have shoulder pain. I wonder if many see a change for the good or bad after dbs if they had it done as well. Well, that is my whine today. I do feel better overall with the dbs in plac to handle my tremor and my stiffness. But I need to get this shoulder thing repaired cause it hurts. Have a good day everyone, jb.
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    Summer adventure season starting

    Hi Stump. , wow, I can't imgine traffic as you describe. Is it super hot as well? jb
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    Summer adventure season starting

    Lovely pic of a wonderful stadium LAD.
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