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 24, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.
“10/24/09. Slept in until 6. Sometimes I feel I need to be up at 4 even on Saturday so I can learn more just sitting in the quiet of the morning before anybody else wakes up.
Seems like a no win…I need the rest, but I need to get better, too!
Took Victoria to her clarinet lesson, which we now will have on Saturday’s at 10am.
Around the house, I am noticing that there are things I no longer can do and other things I need help to do. It seems so odd – “things I no longer can do” – things I hope to do again some day, but need help with in the meantime. I remain forever hopeful.
Sally had to work a half-day today. I do not know how she does it all, and now with my additional burden…I just don’t know.”
I was beginning to struggle with the idea of accepting the help I was receiving from Sally and the children. As you can see, I referred to myself with Parkinson’s as a burden.
Click here to see how Sally assisted me with this difficult issue of accepting assistance without feeling like a burden.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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