About a week ago, I issued a November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge to help get you on the path toward recovery. As encouragement, last week I also posted blog comments of how well people were doing with the Recipe for Recovery, and yesterday, I provided a pep talk because I know this can be hard work. The long and short of it is that you have the power to write your own story. I have provided my success story as guidance and as a framework with which to help you write your story, and I have provided one-on-one coaching for those of you who wish, but please keep in mind that each of you is the hero in your own recovery story. Believe in yourself!
They say Parkinson’s recovery is impossible. I have been symptom free for 17 months. I have accomplished the impossible.
They say after a short while with Parkinson’s, it is impossible to not be on Parkinson’s medications. Many of you have had Parkinson’s 5 years or longer and have never taken Parkinson’s medications. You have accomplished the impossible.
They say that once on Parkinson’s medications, it is impossible to get off of them. Many of you have completely gotten off of Parkinson’s medications. You have accomplished the impossible.
They say it is impossible to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms. Many of you, even those on medications, are reversing your Parkinson’s symptoms. You have accomplished the impossible.
To these experts, all I have to say is this:
Isn’t everything impossible until someone dares to imagine it happening and then makes it happen?
I am really happy to be walking with all of you on this path toward Parkinson’s recovery. I am thrilled with the amount of people who have let me know they are seriously undertaking my 30-day challenge.
For those of you still on the fence, there are 22 days left in the 30-day challenge. Why not do the Recipe for Recovery as outlined in the 30-day challenge for the remaining 22 days of the challenge. What have you got to lose?
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to walk a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to get your fork to your mouth a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to write a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to stand a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to have your bodily functions perform a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, as you start to believe in yourself that you have the power to help yourself feel better, you actually will feel a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, when you go to your next doctor’s visit, your doctor will get a confused look on his face and say that you are improving slightly in some areas.
Maybe, just maybe, after your doctor tells you this, you will feel even more inspired that “Yes, I have the power to heal myself.”
Maybe, just maybe, you plant this inspiration deep inside yourself and nurture it so it will grow into you feeling a lot better.
Maybe just maybe, as you are feeling a lot better and continuing to nurture your inspiration that you can get better, you come to the realization that you are getting better.
Maybe, just maybe, this realization that you are getting better becomes infectious and you do get better and recover.
Since you are the heroes in your own recovery stories, why not be superheroes and do the impossible? Why not get on your path to Parkinson’s recovery and not get off until you are fully recovered? If you haven’t already started, why not start today? What are you waiting for? Aren’t you worth it?
All my best,