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 26, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.
“10/26/09. Up at 4. It is Monday and I wish it was the weekend. I am hoping for a good week, but quite frankly, I am physically and mentally exhausted.
Mary loaned us a book about Jin Shin Jyutsu and I started reading it yesterday. It appears to be an amazing Japanese art of energy balance that may add a new dimension to my road to health.
I wish I felt better mentally, and I will continue to work on that. It is harder than the physical part.
Sally and I went grocery shopping in the evening. It was good for me to be walking, but again, it felt like walking in the mud.”
As you can see here, early on in my recovery, I realized that the mental healing was more difficult than the physical healing. It is the part many people struggle with the most.
Also, this was my introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu. Ultimately, the Jin Shin Jyutsu jumper-cabling became a part of the Recipe.
As I have mentioned previously, I had read about a handwriting test where a sign of Parkinson’s would be a shrinking signature as one moved down the page. As it turns out, I gave myself this test on September 28, 2009, the day I started the Recipe, and then every week through December 21, 2009.
What I am doing here as part of this series is scanning and publishing for you my September 28, 2009 along side the weekly handwriting. Then you can look at the September 28, 2009 sample (the baseline) and the one that will correspond to the date of the post from 7 years earlier.
Click the link below to access the pdf of the September 28, 2009 and October 26, 2009 handwriting samples. The next sample set will be posted next week on November 2, 2016.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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