I have received a lot of feedback regarding my previous post, “Fighting Parkinson’s, and choosing to control your life.” In a few conversations this week, we touched on the subject like this: If on the first day of the season, the coach handed everybody on the team a playbook and then said if they followed the playbook exactly like it was written they would not win a single game. What would happen? Everybody on the team would lose hope of winning a single game, and in the end, they would not win a single game. Choosing to control your life is the equivalent of writing your own life’s playbook and heading toward a winning life.
Parkinson’s Disease is viewed as a progressively degenerative incurable neurological disease. The medications for the disease assist with the symptoms, but they do not stop one from getting worse and they do not cure the disease; also, they have many undesirable side effects. The herbal remedies, supplements, and Ayurvedic formulas assist with the symptoms, but they do not stop one from getting worse and they do not cure the disease; also, they have many undesirable side effects. If either the medications or these alternative remedies cured the disease, then the disease would not be designated as incurable.
This brings me to the point that if you want to recover, the place to start is to believe that “I have the power to heal myself.” Why? Because nobody who is treating you believes that you can recover or be cured. No offense to them, but they are approaching Parkinson’s treatment from the perspective of disease management. If you want to have a shot at recovery, you have to transcend the conventional wisdom of Parkinson’s Disease management and strive to get yourself better.
Since Parkinson’s symptoms are a little different in everybody, you know better than anybody how the disease is affecting you physically, mentally and spiritually. Have confidence in yourself. Believe in yourself. You understand the disease and how it impacts you, not just how it impacts the general public. Do not miss this point: Who knows best how this disease is affecting you? You do.
I believe that all of our doctors are playing on the same team as us. They just have a different playbook because they are not inside our bodies and they do not believe we can get better. I cannot even imagine what it must be like to be a Parkinson’s specialist and have to give somebody the dreaded news — our doctors have seen where this disease goes, and every day they are looking for a way to help us. They are dedicated professionals. However, because of the playbook they use, first they say we have Parkinson’s and then they say we should have no hope of recovery.
Moreover, as relates to Parkinson’s, they are in the business of disease management. They do not believe you can keep your symptoms in check; they do not believe you can reverse your symptoms; they do not believe you can recover and be cured. So, if you do not believe something different, you are on the losing team before you ever show up for the game.
I am focused on disease eradication! My playbook is the Recipe for Recovery. The Recipe for Recovery chips away at Parkinson’s, eliminates the causes, and the result is recovery.
Choosing to control your life…how powerful a force against Parkinson’s you are! Go to the mirror, look at yourself, and say, “I have the power to heal myself.” Say it again and again and again until you feel the spark inside you say, “Yes, this is true. I have the power to heal myself.” The power to heal ourselves is an amazing power. Please do not waste such a precious gift as the power to heal ourselves. This is your life, and Parkinson’s is just a part of it for now. Choose to control your life.
If you need a little more inspiration, please read the posted comments of your fellow travelers on this journey of life toward Parkinson’s recovery as they wrote about their journeys in response to “Fighting Parkinson’s, and choosing to control your life.”.
Live your life to the fullest every day and deal with Parkinson’s every day by doing the Recipe for Recovery. You are worth it!
All my best,