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 31, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.
“10/31/09. Up at 4. Happy Halloween.
I received the Tai Chi video and book that I had ordered. I watched the video and it seems nearly impossible in my current state to do any of it.
The book shows simplified Tai Chi postures and breathing. However, when I look at the stylized postures and movement, the feet, the legs, the stand on one leg, the turning, the squatting…OMG…they look like climbing a mountain in difficulty. Certainly, nothing I can do like I am now.
I will stick to what I am doing. Time will tell. I have learned to not be in a hurry for anything.”
The Recipe was a work in progress. I was doing what I was doing, but I was also looking at different alternative healing modalities to see if there was anything else that might assist in my recovery. Although Tai Chi is a wonderful healing art, I was in no shape for being able to endeavor to do it.
Ultimately, I had to learn patience. Patience that I needed to give what I was doing time to work for me. I was doing the Recipe every day, and I was watching my symptoms getting worse. This did not concern me that I was getting worse, but patience had not been one of my strengths in life.
Patience in your recovery looks like this: “I have learned to not be in a hurry for anything.” That is a difficult lesson. It is the lesson that said to me, “do the Recipe, move forward in your life, and have faith that the rest will take of itself…some day your full recovery will occur…be patient.”
I have written many times that recovery from Parkinson’s is a race won by the tortoise, not the hare. Click here for a reminder of how doing the Recipe, moving forward in your life, and having faith that the rest will take care of itself greatly assists you in winning the race…reaching your full recovery.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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