Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 12

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 9, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“10/09/09. Got to the kitchen at 4:08. I am a little concerned today because my thighs are killing me. My calves hurt, but they have been hurting all week. My concern is rigidity setting into my legs at a greater degree than already exists. I am concerned about the effect this will have upon my ability to stand, walk, go up and down stairs. So I am going to stretch and massage my legs and see where we go.

Tonight we go to a Plant/Gaither (high school) game as Victoria will be playing in Plant’s band. I did an extra set of kidney and liver Qigong in the afternoon to help with getting ready for the evening. Afternoon went okay.

As we were heading to the game, I wondered how I would get into the bleachers. We sat in the front row of bleachers, great idea of Sally’s. Took the stress out of the evening…it was enough of a workout getting to the stadium from the parking lot.”

Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Recovery. Please take a good look at this day. I had some new rigidity that made me “concerned.” Was I concerned my Parkinson’s was getting worse? No. My symptoms were getting worse, and that concerned me about standing, walking, and getting up and down the stairs. However, it did not concern me about my recovery. That is called Faith. I knew I would have a recovery, so I had no fear of increasing symptoms. It was part of the recovery. This is how Faith defeats fear.

And what was my Attitude? “So I am going to stretch and massage my legs and see where we go.” This is a can-do Attitude.

And, we were going to go to a football game that night to watch Victoria in the marching band so I did an extra set of Medical Qigong for the Liver, Calming Sound for the Liver, Medical Qigong for the Kidneys (elevating and strengthening), and Medical Qigong Healing Sound for the Kidneys. That is called Action.

My afternoon went okay. That is called Progress.

I went to the game to watch my daughter in the marching band. That is called Recovery.

Living your life to the fullest. That is the journey. Each day that you get up and do something in furtherance of living your life and healing your Parkinson’s is Recovery in and of itself. And, when you can view the journey this way, one day you wake up and you find your Full Recovery.

Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Recovery.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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6 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 12

  1. Tony says:

    No Fear!! ROCKY III
    Thank You Howard have a great Sunday!

  2. judy says:

    Love seeing the ” Parkinson’s side” of you, Howard.
    Thanx for your transparency.

  3. Bill says:

    Terrific posting, Howard!

    Love and Light!

  4. Veronica Urquhart says:

    I believe we step into each unknown day not fully knowing what it will bring. But if we take each step with confidence and faith we must surely conquer. Place no time limits on our recovery because today is all there is. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Faith like you say Howard must come first. Love ❤️ to you all.


  5. Helen says:

    Thank you Howard. Living each day step at a time

  6. Cap says:

    Reading about your progress through thick and thin is very comforting, supportive and inspiring. Thank you for posting these!

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