What comes next? Well that is currently undecided, but PD is making the options narrower and narrower. Finally a big thank you to all those who have contacted me via Twitter and FB, since these blogs started. Your positive feedback has kept me going with the blog writing. I have enjoyed my 4 years blogging here, and I hope I have helped other PD sufferers and their families along the way too.
When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in February 2004, I was already suffering fatigue episodes and finding it difficult to walk properly. On reflection, I think my illness went undiagnosed for probably as long as 5 years. Looking back with the knowledge I now have about PD, I had several classic symptoms long before a diagnosis led me to some relief via PD medication.
My first blog on life with Parkinson’s disease (PD) for wearingoff.com was published in June 2010, nearly four years ago and this will be my 100th blog published here. I read back through all these blogs this morning, before writing this latest offering, to see if I could establish any trends or significant changes in my PD world since I started. Probably the most obvious and inevitable transition of change has been the progress of my illness, although this has been masked to some extent by increases in my medication.
Despite his problems towards the end of the race he clearly loved the whole experience of taking part in the London Marathon. Apparently the crowds lining the route were the largest in the race’s history and I guess the sunny day was very pleasant for them if not for those taking part. In pursuit of trying to raise funds for PD research Ollie had trained for over six months by running after work, in the dark, at least three times a week. He also joined his local gym for the six months to help build up his strength and fitness. He tells me that the whole process took over his life but not in a negative way.
Just two months left and my BA in English and History will be finished. It seems amazing to think that it will be three years this August that I signed up for this degree. It seems to have gone so quickly. But it has served its purpose and both engaged my brain and distracted me […]
Two and half years ago my son Ollie ran a half marathon, which is 13 miles, to raise money for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. He had never embarked on anything like this before, and he had to train very hard before the event. Being the competitive beast that he is, he set himself a time target of completing the half marathon in less than two hours which, for a rookie, was a tough challenge.
It is good to be working at home this week because Parkinson’s disease (PD) has made college particularly hard going in the last couple of weeks. Thankfully I currently have lessons at college only two afternoons a week, but last semester the lessons were in the mornings which, with hindsight, seems to suit me better. I think I just need to get myself into a routine. I had adapted my medication timing and dosage to optimise my ‘on time’ for the morning lessons and that worked reasonably well for me.
Regular followers of my blog about my life with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will know that in Summer of 2011 I decided it was long past time to stop spending all day, every day, researching PD.
I am just about to embark on the final semester of my 3-year degree (BA) in English and History at my local college. Last week I sat a 3-hour exam on the Spanish Civil War which, thankfully, went much better than I had feared it would. My Parkinson’s disease (PD) was relatively kind and allowed […]
About a year after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) I started to lose weight. Over a period of about two months I lost around 2st (28lb) taking my weight from 14st down to around 12st. At just over 6ft tall I was a little overweight for my height at 14st but 12st was […]
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