Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 43

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 9, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“11/09/09. Up at 4. Start of a new week; this is exciting.

Had a good day doing my routine. About 8pm my upper back hurt, by 9pm kidneys were in pain.

Generally, pain is good. Toxins put up a fight when they are being cleaned.”

Click here for a reminder about good pain: Fighting Parkinson’s, and pain can be a good thing…really!

Also, 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 November 9, 2009 handwriting samples. The next sample set will be posted next week on November 16, 2016.


You are worth it!!!

All my best,


Please note: I will be posting one post per day through the middle of November. If you subscribe to receive email notifications when I post new blog posts and you would prefer to not receive those daily email notifications, simply send me an email at, and let me know that you do not wish to receive a daily email with a link to each post. I will remove you from the list through the middle of November and add you back on the list after the middle of November. However, I still would recommend you checking the blog on a regular basis as it will contain very useful information for understanding my journey and helping with your journey.

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2 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 43

  1. judy pruitt says:

    Definite, obvious improvement in the handwriting samples!
    That had to be very encouraging in the process of recovery.
    Thanx, Howard

  2. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Thanks, Howard!

    Don seems to have fewer tremors.

    Blessings to all,

    Karen and Don

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