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 November 3, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.
“11/03/09. Up at 4. Slow like always, no more, no less. Made poached eggs and grapefruit sectioned for breakfast. Sally was happily surprised.
It is nice to be able to give her a happy surprise for a change. Sally is my world!
Pushing along through the day. No major changes in any regard today. Most days go pretty much the same.”
If you look at the end of this entry, I say, “Most days go pretty much the same.” I was talking about how I physically made it through the day. It is what I called “my Parkinson’s normal.” It was what I reasonably could expect each day to be the way I moved through the day, slow, stiff, hunching, painful, tremoring, shuffling, me, as I was at that time.
However, all along, I knew things were changing on the inside, that is, that my organs were healing. This is a really important point: The physical part of the Recipe is for healing your body on the inside. It is not “exercises to help with your symptoms.” The Recipe is not “disease management” like Western Medicine. The Recipe is disease recovery!
Click here for a reminder of how to know you are healing yourself on the inside.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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