Seven years ago, I began doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Of course, back then it did not have a name…it was just what I was doing. At the same time, I began keeping a hand-written Parkinson’s Daily Journal. It is time to share my journal with all of you. Here is my October 8, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.
“10/08/09. Up at 4, sore all over and slow. Got to the kitchen at 4:07, not bad. I am moving very slowly today and need to find some energy…haven’t figured that out yet.
At lunch, I did not have too much trouble getting the spoon directly up from the food to my mouth…fairly smoothly once I got it going after the freezing that took place after I picked up the food. At 3:30pm, did the kidney and liver medical Qigong, looking for some extra energy, and felt okay the rest of the afternoon.
At dinner, made it halfway through the meal before my fork started freezing and hovering above the food. At about 6:00, I felt like I was walking in mud and this lasted until bedtime.”
As you can see, once again, my perfectionist adrenaline-mind mode was “staring” at my symptoms. I remember thinking back then that I had to get them down perfectly so that when I turned the disease around and got better, it would be apparent. Quite frankly, I was thinking about my symptoms way too much in the beginning.
So, if you take anything away from this day, please do your best to not put as much emphasis into staring at your symptoms. This advice is coming to you from somebody who eventually stopped looking at his symptoms so much and started looking at the blessings in his life.
You are some much more than your Parkinson’s symptoms. I was as well…I just had not realized it yet on October 8, 2009.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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