Here we are with 10 days left in my 30-day November to Remember, No Excuses November, challenge 2013. Many of you are running strong and already know you will be continuing with the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® after the 30 days…good for you! Some of you are struggling (more like shuffling strong rather than running strong), but you are feeling something changing within you and you already know you will be continuing with the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® after the 30 days…good for you! And then there are the rest of you who still are uncertain if you should do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. If you are reading this post then you are still coming to this site and reading the blog and still thinking about the Recipe…good for you, too! It is never too late!!!
I might as well get right to the point and direct my comments to those filled with uncertainty.
Think about this as relates to Parkinson’s recovery:
General Parkinson’s prognosis:
1. Body. It will progressively degenerate. There is no way to stop this. There is no cure.
2. Mind. You cannot slow the progression. There is nothing that can be done. There is no cure.
3. Soul. There is no hope. Why put my faith in trying. There is no cure.
See the Michael J. Fox Foundation website confirming their prognosis:
“There are treatments available to lessen the effects of Parkinson’s symptoms for some window of time, but this is all they can do — offer symptomatic relief. What we don’t have is a disease-modifying treatment, something that would actually halt or slow the progression of the disease.” And, “No drug on today’s market has been proven to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease. Available drugs only mask the symptoms.” https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/living-with-pd/topic.php?medication.
My Parkinson’s prognosis (Parkinson’s is curable! First, heal the soul, and the mind and the body will follow):
1. Soul. Faith and hope. Repeat, “I have the power to heal myself.” Know that being cured is possible. If I did it and Marie did it, and Pratima did it, and Betty did it, KNOW that you can do it and be cured, too.
2. Mind. Let go of fear. Accept that you have Parkinson’s Disease, but refuse to accept that you cannot be cured. Give away fear to your Higher Power and stay focused on your path to being cured.
3. Body. Do the Qigong and heal your body.
See the following additional link and comments confirming my prognosis:
As pointed out in my previous post, once you decide that you can and will be cured and are taking action against your Parkinson’s, you already are recovering. I know, it doesn’t feel like you are recovering because of your symptoms. So, stop focusing on your symptoms, stop focusing on living your Parkinson’s, and start focusing on living your life, which includes your path toward your Parkinson’s cure. I cannot express this point enough.
What about symptoms? They are just something you have to accept you will have for a while. Something that will be part of your life for now. Something to remind you to stay on your path so our internal healing can take place. Something that will go away once you are cured. That’s all the symptoms are…life is so much more than symptoms. Don’t you agree?
So, for those of you still thinking about accepting my challenge and committing to yourself to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe, you have been thinking and over-thinking this for 20 days. Here is a new thought: How about joining the doers and taking action to be your own Parkinson’s cure! You can do it! You are worth it!
Make the commitment to cure yourself from Parkinson’s!
Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear:
“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am halting, slowing, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great!
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
All my best,
Life is so much more than symptoms! Yes, I do agree.
Here are some excerpts from your link to the “Attitude” blog, which I feel bears repeating.
Attitude, attitude, attitude.
With your mind’s attitude following the “only getting worse” medical model, your Parkinson’s symptoms get worse because your mind is filled with fear, anxiety, worry, anger, frustration, and stress…all of the things that helped bring your Parkinson’s symptoms to the surface in the first place. If you stay in your mind, you defeat your own recovery because an attitude filled with this outlook and these emotions, feeds the Parkinson’s symptoms and ultimately makes you stop doing the Recipe and quit your recovery.
The heart views an increase in a symptoms as “progress in recovery, everything is progress in recovery.” … With your heart’s attitude following the “everything is progress in recovery” Recipe model, your Parkinson’s symptoms eventually get better because your heart is filled with faith, hope, love, joy, happiness, gratitude, contentment, vulnerability, and forgiveness…all of the things that get your dopamine flowing and rid you of your Parkinson’s symptoms. If you stay in your heart, you enhance your recovery because an attitude filled with this outlook and these emotions keeps you doing the Recipe and ultimately defeats the Parkinson’s and leads to your full recovery.
I believe the power of our attitudes is greater than the power of our symptoms. Our bodies, minds and spirits have been designed in an amazing and wonderful way! The Recipe teaches us to use this power wisely. And it takes practice. So I will keep practicing.
Thanks Howard every word is apt. Why wouldn’t we want to give it a go. It’s recovery on all levels. It takes as long as it takes. Cheers everyone x
Thanks Pat for reminding us how important our attitude is in regards to our recovery! Howard has told us this in so many scenarios but oh how easily we forgetful when we are focusing on our worsening symptoms! It is so crucial that we all keep buoying each other up in an effort to stay strong and not fall off the path when fear rears it’s ugly head, as it surely will from time to time if we get discouraged with the length of time it takes to slay the dragon and focusing on our symptoms, allow our attitudes to slip and negativity to enter our hearts! Howard, your weekly words of wisdom are like a shot in the arm and strengthens our entire being! I literally hang onto every word to get me through the rough days. Thank you for all you do! Thank you all for your uplifting comments that also carry me over the hurdles as they present themselves. This journey to cure ourselves of PD is unbelievably tough and not for whimps or quitters……….which is why we all need each other to make it to the finish line! My heartfelt thanks to all of you! Your partner in the fight……………We are worth it and we WILL WIN !!!!!!!!!! With team effort!
Melanie, I agree with you 100%. Thank you for expressing the challenge so well and for your encouragement. It does help to have companions on this “road less traveled”. God bless you and us all! So thankful for the Fighting Parkinson’s community.
Sometimes I feel like I’m saying “heal and recover” and feeling “why bother?” That has to be turned around!
Feeling it is so very important!!!
Thank you Howard for keeping me honest.
Thankyou. Its so important to keep thinking positively…we all need each others encouragement.