PRATIMA IS OFF OF ALL OF HER MEDICATIONS AND IS SYMPTOM FREE FROM STAGE 4 PARKINSON’S HAVING FOLLOWED THE RECIPE FOR RECOVERY FOR NINE MONTHS!!!
On Friday, May 18, 2012, a comment was posted by Bhavna regarding her mother Pratima: “my mom has lots of trust in you and your recipe and thats why she has recovered. thanks howard.” There had been internet problems that week and I knew Pratima was to have taken her last medication about six days earlier. Previously, I had mentioned to Bhavna that I would be doing a post about her mom being medication free (like the one I did about Teri) once we knew she was off of them and could stay off of them and still be okay.
I sent this note: “I know you have been having email troubles. I just saw your lovely post and I was wondering how is your mom. I figured I would get an update from you about her being off of the tabs (tablets) and then I can do a post about her. Is she completely off of the tabs? Is she experiencing much of the symptoms of PD? Whatever you can let me know would be wonderful.”
And Bhavna replied: “yes i had internet probs and missed you. of course mom is off the tab and is absolutely all right. In fact today is the 6th day and i told my brother i am waiting to see if the symptoms are there and he said there won’t be any. well howard there aren’t any. you can go about doing a post for her.” (Please note: Pratima, Bhavna, and their families have given me permission to share these email excerpts, and other information with you as well as information from Pratima’s medical records in an effort to help and inspire as many people as possible). CONGRATULATIONS PRATIMA! You are symptom free from Parkinson’s!!!
Pratima had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and was prescribed Syndopa (Sinemet) Plus 4 times per day, Pacitane twice a day and Syndopa CR at night, plus an anti-depressant that she did not take. By June of 2011, she was in an advanced stage of Parkinson’s, which is reflected in her medical records, and some of her symptoms were marked bradykinesia, difficulty turning in bed, could not get out of bed by herself, in a wheelchair, limited walking and only with a walker, extreme tremors and rigidity, and loss of speech.
On August 12, 2011, I received this brief email, “dear howard, my mom has parkinson stage 4. after reading your personal experience i am trying to help her out and i feel i am succeeding. thank you so much. bhavna india.” I contacted Bhavna, and shortly thereafter began coaching Bhavna in how to assist Pratima with the Recipe for Recovery. Pratima initially was incapable of performing the Qigong, so it took the love of a daughter to move her mother through the motions. They inspired me.
As some of you may know, readily available internet, like many of us take for granted, is not common in India. And, in many areas, enough connectivity and bandwidth for a Skype is a near impossibility. Such was the case, so except for one wonderful Skype, the entire coaching took place through email communications, nearly 300 emails over the last nine months. Along the way, Bhavna enlisted the assistance of her husband, her dad and her brother, so it was a true family effort to assist Pratima in her recovery.
By the end of August of 2011, Pratima started getting up from her bed and from a chair if it was against a wall for support, and in the first week of October of 2011, I received this, “my mom has started taking steps all by herself with the help of a stick. she is still scared about falling down but she is improving.” During Pratima’s continuing improvement in October, we communicated about beginning her medication reduction.
I explained my methodology, and we outlined our plan of attack. Over the 6 and ½ months that followed, Pratima slowly and safely reduced all of her medications down to none on May 13, 2012. Congratulations Pratima, Bhavna and your families for working so hard for Pratima’s recovery.
After beginning the Recipe for Recovery and coaching, Bhavna and Pratima periodically posted comments to various blog posts. Here is what they have posted over Pratima’s recovery period:
December 20, 2011 at 5:14 am
i want to share something remarkable you did with my mom too.
her ankle swelling has gone completely with jin shin jyutsu
December 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm
all i can say is you are a god sent gift for my mom. thank you so much for being there whenever we need you.
January 1, 2012 at 5:04 am
after going through all these blogs which i read to her daily, there seems to be an overnight change in my mom as if she has accepted the challenge. she is walking straight, smiling and more energetic.
penny’s reply will also make a lot of difference.
warmest wishes to all and a very nice new year filled with love joy happiness and recovery
January 11, 2012 at 10:47 am
dear marie and howard,
congratulations, thanks for sharing everything. i am very hopeful about my mom and i feel she will be on this blog soon with the news that she too has recovered fully. she has full faith in howard and his receipe for recovery.
we all are lucky to have howard. thanks a lot for being there always.
January 25, 2012 at 2:29 am
thank you so much. my mom loves to hear your blogs again and again. i have posted all the important message on the wall and every week i keep changing it a little and it has made a lot of difference. first thing in the morning she reads them all and gets inspired.
wish you all a speedy recovery too.
February 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm
reading your mails gives me more courage and i am more determined then before to look after my mom the way you say it. my mom too hangs on to every word you write and follows it religiously. but being humans sometimes we loose patience. so i totally agree we have to have faith through the bad, and not too much excitement through the good, all the while knowing we are healing.
thanks once again .
February 22, 2012 at 5:25 am
i find this the best mail till now. actually i had missed out reading your two previous mails to mom but this one covered it all. this mail has so much power attached to it. i have got two more message to attach to the wall now. message of being happy. and message of surrendering one’s ego.
thanks once again.
March 17, 2012 at 8:05 am
yes i am worth it thank you howard.
April 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm
keep up the good work ,Howard. we are all with you. We re doing our best and will continue to improve and inspire you and others who are healing or helping others heal. Of course, feedback from your blogs were and still are a big help to me.
April 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm
very true howard we are facing the exact things you write . i wonder how you come to know where we are stuck when we need those extra boost what we want to read because when we read you blogs its gives us extra energy.
that’s why i always call u a genius
love you howard.
April 13, 2012 at 11:56 am
okay, and yes i am worth it
Your Daughters & Family in US. says:
April 18, 2012 at 1:20 am
Mummy, We All LOVE YOU!! We are so proud of you for the strength you have shown in fighting Parkinson’s. The Best thing that happened to you is “Howard”! We cannot thank him enough for sharing his experiences, and constantly guiding you through the process and of course to Pappa, our Dear sister, her husband and our brother for always being there and keeping their faith and patience. You are our greatest strength so Yes it’s OKAY!
Love & Regards,
Your Loving Family!
April 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm
very encouraging very well framed i am sure all are going to recoveryville as soon as possible . i cant wait, not after reading such a fabulous blog.
i am worth it. i am going to WIN
April 20, 2012 at 4:08 am
hi, i can see everyone’s smile so i am happy too and smiling. Laurie you have the biggest smile.
May 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm
just trust howard as your guide and see the results.
May 18, 2012 at 7:44 am
my mom has lots of trust in you and your recipe and thats why she has recovered. thanks howard.
Pratima in August of 2011 on the regular Parkinson’s path – Stage 4, Advanced Parkinson’s, many medications, no hope. Familiar story of too many Parkinson’s sufferers.
Pratima deciding to take a different path on August 12, 2011 — Enter her daughter Bhavna with the Recipe for Recovery and a willingness to assist her mom do the work until her mom could do it herself, enter lots of hope.
Pratima’s results in May of 2012 – No medications. No Stage 4 Parkinson’s. No Parkinson’s at all – Pratima is symptom free. How inspiring is that!
As you can see, if you believe in yourself and are willing to do the work, the Recipe for Recovery can work for you. And, you don’t have to just take my word for it. Pratima has joined me and Marie in symptom free Parkinson’s recovery, proving that the Recipe for Recovery works. Who’s next? And next? And next?
“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“Marie had the power to heal herself.” And she did.
“Pratima had the power to heal herself.” And she did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” And you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” And we will!
As Pratima wrote in April of 2012, “i am worth it. i am going to WIN.” She was correct!
For the rest of you…You are worth it. You are going to WIN!
All my best,