The only thing predicable about my Parkinson’s Disease is it’s seemingly unavoidable unpredictability!I’ve been using a different set of timings, which has helped a bit. Some doses last 2 1/2 hours, some just 2 hours. Then it can take between 20 to 40 minutes to kick. So I can be “off” for just 20 minutes, which is scarcely “off” at all, or, worst case over an hour.

I’ve just thumbing through the Summer edition of “The Parkinson”. What have we got…
Reports on Parkinson’s Awareness Week; my only contribution was to wear my distinctive Parkinson’s UK, T-shirt to yoga and to the gym. I got zero attention/reaction at the gym. I’m there once or twice a week on a Steps2Health scheme. My varying “off” episodes mean I could be fine or I could gradually come to a standstill on the rowing machine. I know that the gentle set of exercises is doing two good things, trying to keep[*]some strength in my core and doing some cardio, because. . . It’s good for you, something to do with the n-dolphins[**] it releases.
“What’s up Flipper?”
“Skwark, akak, squeak!”
“The smugglers have kidnapped the Park Ranger and plan to tie him up to to the jetty?”

An article about apathy; I can’t be bothered to read that.[***]

Ooh, Yoga and Parkinson’s. I can endorse the benefits of yoga and the different types. Some are modern interpretations, some claim a long history. Some are all about the stretch, some are more spiritual. As the article says you should be able to find a style to suit you. I just know our instructor Clair is excellent with our group

Parkinson’s and Prescription charges. I know Parky meds are expensive and the prepayment certificate is one of the most value for money ideas ever. That does mean we are still paying for our meds. Why are some conditions given free meds. Maybe it’s time for another letter to my MP. . .

[*] okay develop rather than keep.
[**] I know it’s endorphins
[***] the whole post was written so I could use this joke. If you enjoyed it half as much as I did, then I enjoyed it twice as much as you!


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