For me, today is a glorious day. It is the day I woke up five years ago, Parkinson’s gone, life back in balance…cured.
Over the years, I have talked a lot about faith. In the beginning, I decided I would have a full recovery and I had faith it would happen. I never looked back. Recently, a person was struggling with faith and emailed, “If I met you in person would it be clear to me that you have no symptoms?”
Here is the response I sent:
“I am cured of PD…no symptoms, no nothing.
Here are some things for you.
1. From my medical records:
November 5, 2009 — diagnosis of Parkinson’s. “The patient has the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s.”
February 4, 2010 — diagnosis confirmed. “The patient has at least stage I Parkinson’s disease.”
August 5, 2010 — symptom free, but diagnosis confirmed again. “My assessment was that his symptoms have resolved. I suspect that his clinical features fluctuate and when he is in a good state of mind he has no symptoms, as in today I could detect no signs or symptoms.”
December 22, 2011 — full recovery, no more Parkinson’s Disease. Here is what my exam results were prior to my neurologist determining I did not have Parkinson’s Disease anymore: “On his exam today he is completely normal. Cranial nerves II through XII are normal. He has excellent facial expression. Normal voice volume. Face is symmetrical. Motor exam reveals supple tone throughout, even with reinforcement I can detect no rigidity.There is no rest tremor or postural tremor. Deep tendon reflexes are normal and symmetrical. Sensory exam is intact to all modalities. Gait and balance are normal. He walks with a normal stride and arm swing.”
2. I have met in person over 500 people at workshops and conferences. I would imagine that if I exhibited a single symptom, somebody would have said something by now.
3. Click here for my most recent workshop. If you read the comments, you will see that Debbie, Bailey, and Rick all attended the workshop. In fact, Bailey and Rick attended my 2012 Seattle workshop, too, this being the second time they attended a workshop with me. Just so you know, the workshops are 7 hours and I am in front of the group the entire time, talking, eating lunch together, doing the physical part of the Recipe together, and meditating together.
4. I have had people come to Tampa to meet me. They have come from as far away as Holland, Western Canada, and Amsterdam. Click here for the post about the woman Margriet from Amsterdam. She posted a comment, and it would be worthwhile reading, too.
I am hopeful that this will help you know that I am rock solid health…and I do not do the Recipe anymore (neither do Marie, Pratima, or Betty). That is what makes the Recipe a cure.”
For those of you still struggling with faith, I am hopeful that this information inspires you in knowing you can be cured, too!
When I look back five years, this is what I see:
I awoke on the morning of June 12, 2010 and popped out of bed fully awake, fully aware that I was cured of Parkinson’s, I dropped to my hands and knees and cried praise and gratitude. And through my tears of gratitude, I promised God that I would help people with Parkinson’s for the rest of my life.
So, my friends, as I write today at the end of a couple of weeks of congratulatory calls, Skypes, and FaceTimes, I am expressing my gratitude to all of you. By you being here with me, opening your hearts to the message, listening, reading, commenting on the blog, and working so hard to cure yourselves from Parkinson’s, you are helping me fulfill my promise to God. For that, I am abundantly grateful to all of you. Thank you.
June 12, 2010 was a bit of surreal day. Sally and I knew it was real but we held off telling anybody until we had a little time that day to sit with it. Sally’s mother came over for a visit that day and we decided to not say anything because we were still grasping the full recovery ourselves.
Sally walked outside with her mother when her mother was leaving. When Sally came back inside, she said, “Mother told me that you look particular well today. I thought, ‘Mother, you have no idea!'”
Well Mother, apparently you had some idea. So, to my mother-in-law, Nancy Ward, one of the small group of people who believed in me throughout my journey to my cure: Mother, you have no idea how much it meant to me, and still means to me, that you never gave up on me and never doubted I would be cured. Thank you. I love you.
To my children, Steven, Genevieve, and Victoria, you make us proud everyday. Couldn’t have done it without your love and support in helping me around the house and not giving up on your dad. Thank you. I love you.
And, Sally, the love of my life…what a journey it has been. Thank you for holding me and never letting go. I love you!
Yes, today I am five years cured of Parkinson’s. You can do this too!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
Note: Don’t forget, I am providing a special offer of a discounted cost for Parkinson’s Coaching if you sign up by the end of June. Click here to learn more about Parkinson’s Coaching, including how to sign up for the One-Month Parkinson’s Coaching Package with the special offer.