Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2012, last part

Tomorrow, 2012 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you (from blog comments and personal emails) are looking forward to 2012 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to full recovery. That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s.

So, as we near the end of 2012, think about this today:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe for Recovery, you are going to do the Recipe for Recovery.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery.
And, what if you decide today to leave a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2011, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new recovering you” in 2012.

Let’s do this together. Today repeat:
1. “I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am recovering!”
2. “I have the power to heal myself. Self-doubt about my recovery is ‘so 2011.’ Confidence in myself and my recovery is ‘absolutely 2012!’”
3. “I have the power to heal myself. Each day, I shed some of my Parkinson’s. Each day, I feel the energy of my recovery growing inside me.”
4. “I have the power to heal myself. As I wind down 2011, I say good-bye to anger and frustration and stress and anxiety and worry and fear and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). As I begin to see 2012 on the horizon, I feel a surge blossoming inside me filled with happiness and joy and gratitude and love…and RECOVERY!”
5. “I have the power to heal myself. I am leaving in 2011 any and all things that have been holding back my recovery. As I enter 2012, I am doing it with firm and unwavering fortitude. I know I am on my path to recovery, and I am staying on my path until I fully recover! Parkinson’s, get out of the way. I will go around you, climb over you, knock you down, and throw you off of my path. You are all that stands between me and my full recovery, and I do not want you, I do not need you, and I am going to get rid of you and achieve full recovery. Why? Because in my heart and soul I now know that the answer to Howard’s question, ‘Aren’t you worth it?’ is ‘YES!!! I AM WORTH IT!!!'”

Aren’t you worth it? YES!!! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! I have known this all along. It warms my heart to see that all of you now know it, too.

Happy New Year!

All my best,



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8 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2012, last part

  1. Teri Rye says:

    Yes, we are worth it! Have a wonderful 2012! Here’s to a record number of recoveries in 2012! I’m going to be one of them!

  2. Leontina says:

    Dragii mei,sunt suparata,in incercarile mele de renuntare la pastile am facut o depresie ,boala s-a agravat si fica mea a vrut sa ma interneze la psihiatrie acum iau 2 pastile de levodopa pe zi si e putin mai bine .Creed ca cei care am luat levodopa nu vom reusi sa renuntam de tot la pastile,dar e bine daca puttem reduce doza .Va doresc ca anul 2012 sa va aduca bucuria recuperarii.Leo


    My dear, I am upset. In my attempts, I made a waiver of depression pills, and the disease worsened. I now take 2 levadopa pills a day and is a little better. Maybe those who have taken levodopa will not be able to give all the pills, but it’s better if we reduce the dose. We want 2012 to bring the joy of recovery. Leo

    • Howard says:

      Hi Leo,

      Happy New Year. I am happy you have posted your comment. Sometimes, reducing depression pills gives an appearance of the disease worsening because the pills give a “happier attitude” impression of what is going on. I am glad to see that you are felling a little better. Even those who have taken levadopa will be able to give up all of the pills. There are some people who have been posting comments on this blog that were on levadopa and gave up all of the pills. It was done by slowly and consistently reducing the levadopa while doing the Recipe for Recovery. It is a long process (months, not days), but it is possible. Everybody is different, everybody’s body is different, and everybody’s dosages are different, so some take longer than others. Please be patient with yourself and do not be critical of yourself. You are doing fantastic in your recovery, so please be patient and keep up the good fight.

      May 2012 be the year of recovery you want it to be.


  3. Teri Rye says:

    My dear Leo, don’t be sad! I’m sending a smile your way! I hope you won’t be too critical of yourself. You will recover! We will recover! I’m going to do my exercises right now. You inspire me!
    Love, Teri

  4. Leontina says:

    Buna Teri.iti multumesc pentru interes fata de mine,acum o sa iau totul de la zero pentru ca nu l-am ascultat pe Howard sa reduc treptat medicatia ci am intrerupt brusc si dupa 5 zile eram in mare blocaj.m=a lovit si o depresie severa acum sunt bine si merg pe reteta si reducere de pastile.Ma bucur pentru tine ca nu ai luat levodopa si te vei recupera mai repede Domnul fie cu noi. acum imi trece un zambet pe fata. este de la tine.Te imbratisez cu drag Leo


    Hi Teri. Thank you for your interest in me. Now I am doing everything from scratch because I have not listened to Howard to gradually reduce the medication, but I stopped suddenly after five days. I was in big block. Severe depression hit me, but now I am well and I go on, and I am reducing the prescription pills. I’m glad for you that you have not taken levodopa, and you will recover faster. God be with us. Now I have a smile on my face. It is from you. Embracing you with love, Leo

  5. martin says:

    dear Howard,

    All the best for 2012, I am deeply grateful for your good energy and inspiration throughout this last year.
    I am still drug free after 5 years with Parkinson. I only take 1 mg Azilect a day.

    Kind regards, Martin

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