Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 42

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 8, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“11/08/09. Slept in 6:35, slow. Sally and I are going to the movie Fourth Kind with Steven. It will be nice to get out of the house and see Steven up at the college. Movie was very good and very intellectual.”

That’s it. As you have seen before, when it was the weekend and I was doing family things, I simply did not think about the Parkinson’s much. During the week, I was home by myself and more consumed with what was going on with the Parkinson’s symptoms.

In the last couple of posts, I have discussed living life to the fullest. That really is the point here. I learned in my recovery that the more I could put Parkinson’s to the back of my mind in importance, the more opportunity I had to do the important things in life, like seeing family and friends.

You can do this too.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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3 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 42

  1. Tony says:

    Being happy and staying happy is key. No joy, No Recovery….

  2. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Thanks, Howard!

    Don says: Activities are always a good diversion. Karen and I have been going to a movie most weeks since 2003 and we try to eat out at least once a week.

    Blessings to all

    Karen and Don

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