Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 16

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 13, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“10/13/09. Tuesday. Up at 4. Slow again. Got to the kitchen at 4:09, unbelievable. Sally and I discussed Dr. Sha and some of the things he has to offer.

I remember typing up a # chant for the brain, and I found it. I did it this morning and my entire head vibrated. I will do it for 5 minutes at least three times a day and see if it helps. It was energizing.

Lunch was great – since nobody is around, I try really hard to get past the freeze that occurs when I pick up any food with the utensil. No luck…it moves to my mouth very slowly in about 6-8 independent movements.

I tried left-handed and thought my bones would crack before I could get my food to my mouth. How disappointing. Did the kidney and liver Qigong today just like every other day.

Sally and I discussed other things from Dr. Sha’s Soul Mind Body Medicine book. I will implement them.”

The Recipe started growing. The # chant is Brain Vibration Chanting. The additional things from Soul Mind Body Medicine are Near Hand Far Hand, Parts 1 and 2.

As far as the rest of what I wrote, slow, stiff, couldn’t get my food to my mouth without a fight…it was another day with Parkinson’s, much like the one before and probably much like the day to come. Acceptance that it was going to be this way did not come without the occasional “unbelievable” or “how disappointing.” I think all of you understand that.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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7 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 16

  1. Tony says:

    Thank You for sharing your daily struggle it means a lot to me and everyone else.

  2. Melanie S says:

    Thank you for sharing your journey I am finding it so helpful.

  3. Chuck R in Ky says:

    Thank you very much for sharing, it’s very helpful :-)

  4. judy says:

    Ditto to both previous comments.
    Thank-you, Howard.
    And, thank-you for showing us
    your transparency and vulnerability.

  5. Cap says:

    I agree with the foregoing replies. This is very much appreciated!

  6. Susana L says:

    Dr. Sha chanting and near hand far hand exercises always give me a huge boost of energy in the middle of the day. Thank you for sharing all this information Howard. These posts are invaluable. Love to all Susana

  7. corazon salvador says:

    You are a good fighter Howard. it is great struggle but in the long run you made it

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