A Good Life With Parkinson’s

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” Louise Hay

“Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.” Paulo Coelho

Try to live following the advice of the opening quotes: Today renews your lease on the rest of your life, enjoy it (get up, get out, get going). Today acknowledge your Parkinson’s; give it a nudge, because you are ready for the battle and for life.

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Live a better and healthier life by following this circle of words [yes, they all begin with the letter ‘F’ (click here to download the schematic above)]:
Fit/fitness-
Exercise as much as your body can take, then do some more. Getting/staying fit really matters in your battle with Parkinson’s.

Fortitude-
Stay strong in your effort with your adversity.

Food- Feed your brain properly, fuel your body well; it will make a difference.

Flexible (two definitions)-
Stay flexible by frequent (I mean really often) stretching; you’ve got a life-altering disorder, stay flexible and let your life follow what happens because it’ll be okay.

Fulltime– It takes time and effort to manage your life. You can find the time because managing your life well from this minute on will matter later in your life;

Faith (multiple definitions)– Believe in your ability to successfully navigate your life; trust in your loved ones to support your journey; believe that a higher entity truly loves you and acknowledges your strength and passion for life.

Forty-winks and sleep some more- The brain is like a sponge that fills up all day with fluid; sleep allows the brain to drain, to renew, to fire-up strong upon waking; sleep is a very good thing.

A Good Life With Parkinson’s: Our Common Bond and Hope
I feel your stiffness; I know it well.

I sense your troubled thoughts; my mind also has questions.
I notice your tremor; mine can act up too.
I perceive your frustation; life with Parkinson’s can be problematic.
I see your shuffle; my right leg drags when I’m tired.
I admire your strength; I’ve got it too.
I acknowledge your life-accomplishments; we are still the same person as before Parkinson’s.
I see your honor; our work our living makes a difference.
I see your smile; those around us still care for us, no matter what.
I feel your effort; like you, I’ll never give up.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” Mother Teresa

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4 thoughts on “A Good Life With Parkinson’s”

  1. Hi Frank, Wonderful blog with lots of great information. My name is Joe Peck. I do not have PD but rather Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1. The 2 diseases, however, share some similarities. I am well past the age when I should have symptoms, but I remain symptom free. I am following a routine of 40 minutes a day on the treadmill with 30 mins at 80% of max heart rate, supplements including trehalose, niagen, pterostilbene, vitamin D, and green tea plus a diet mostly vegetarian and high in cruciferous vegetables. Anyways, my reason for writing is simply to see if you had seen these 2 studies and whether you have tried 40 minutes a day on a treadmill for a month to see how you felt. Curious in NY! Joe
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2664948

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0190160

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    1. Joe, thanks For your note. I’m starting to slowly respond to some of the emails starting with you. I’m going to read about your strategy and your supplements, I’m a protein biochemist came out so I should be able to figure out what you’re doing and why. I’m going to write about it I think it makes sense.

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    2. And thank you so much for your comments and suggestions I’m exercising as you suggest, that’s another blog I’m Working on right now Yes I have a full-time job so hard generating time to write, Frank

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