TONY C. IS SYMPTOM FREE HAVING FOLLOWED THE PARKINSON’S RECIPE FOR RECOVERY® FOR TWO YEARS!!!
At the end of May in 2015, I received an email from Tony’s wife. It was a passionate plea on behalf of her husband who was 44 years old and had Parkinson’s Disease. She explained to me that he was a natural bodybuilder, no medications or steroids, and “symptoms have gotten to the point where he lays down most of the day and it’s hard for him to work as his work requires physical movements.”
I spoke with them the following week. At that time, I had just started the June Coaching Special 2015, and Tony started doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® and started coaching with me. Every Monday at 4pm Eastern time for the last two years, Tony and I have had a coaching call. He has been a hard-working, dedicated, faithful warrior in his fight against Parkinson’s.
Tony never took Parkinson’s medications. He was diagnosed in 2015, and he had his diagnosis confirmed two more times, including having taken a DATscan, which also confirmed that he had Parkinson’s.
Over these last two years, Tony has shown vulnerability, strength and courage. When you look at the comments he has posted on the blog, you will see a man filled with faith and trying to encourage all of you while working on his own recovery. My most recent posts have had the theme of quieting the mind and letting it know that faith and joy will overtake it.
This was a big issue for Tony. As he explained to me, when one is a bodybuilder, professional model, and dancer, it creates a hyper-sensitivity to the body. When one does these things in public and is a local celebrity, how one looks and moves is of critical importance. So, just like all of you, even with a body that still had the appearance of a bodybuilder, Tony was suffering physically and he had the same emotional concerns of “how do I look to the other people and what are they thinking about me.”
In the last couple of months, he turned this around. He sense his faith was strong and that recovery was coming, but his mind kept fighting him. He kept telling his mind, “No you are wrong. I am getting better.” Eventually, that grew into, “No you are wrong. I am better already.” And then, in the last couple of weeks, the huge breakthrough…he decided to follow his heart and ignore his over-thinking, self-criticizing mind completely. He surrendered to what was.
After we spoke yesterday, he sent me this note and asked me to share it with you, “Thank you so much. What I’ve learned from all of this is that inner happiness is the most important thing in the world. Without it, you can never be truly what God intends you to be.”
Yahoo, Tony!!! Congratulations. You did it, my friend…you did it! You had patience and perseverance, and you never gave up faith. You never gave up on you. You have reached your full recovery and are sharing it with the world!
So that all of you can get a better glimpse of Tony’s journey, I have pulled some comments he has posted over the last couple of years to share with you. They are posted below:
December 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm
Thank you for all you do Howard if not for you none of us would have the faith to know it is possible. I’ve been working with you for a year and a half now and each week that passes I learn not only the truth behind Parkinson’s but the truth behind life and I thank you for that.
To all my fellow warriors lets keep fighting with smiles on our faces for we are the chosen ones and our recovery is at our door step now its time to let it in.
2017 here we come!!!
February 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm
I have had an amazing life to look back on and an amazing life to look forward to thank you Howard for all you do now let that the dopamine flow like rain!
March 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm
This is a perfect testimonial to recovery: you have to be kind patient and loving to yourself. This is very hard to do when you have Parkinson’s because you look at yourself differently, you compare yourself to others. You got to throw that out the window and Learn To Love Yourself unconditionally, respecting yourself regardless of what you can or cannot do, trusting yourself and trusting in what you’re doing.
March 31, 2017 at 10:49 am
Great Post! I woke up this morning feeling loose and quick, my wife called me “Speedy Gonzalez.” I’ve been having more stiffness and slowness, the only thing I did different this morning was my nerves were calm and I wasn’t thinking about it. You’re spot on Howard, thank you!!!
April 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm
Howard has been coaching me for almost 2 years now, and I am happy to say that I am close to my recovery. I have never taken any drugs for Parkinson’s and I trust and believe everything Howard says as nobody knows Parkinson’s disease better than him.
May 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm
Thank you for this awesome post, Howard. It truly is a battle of the mind. The body is always following your thoughts whether they are positive or negative. To get your body back, you must first get your mind back. Thank you for all your help and guiding us in the right direction.
That last comment was just a few weeks ago, and Tony has been working hard at fighting the fear and fighting his mind. He said something to me yesterday that rang true from my own recovery experience: “I got myself back…only better.” In the last two weeks, Tony has gotten off of the couch and gotten back into life, bodybuilding, visiting with friends, modeling, and dancing.
As his last “proof” of his full recovery, prior to yesterday’s coaching call, Tony went back to his old gym. They were so inspired by his journey in Fighting Parkinson’s, that they presented him with a lifetime membership. And, in a way that only Tony could do, he promptly bench-pressed 250 pounds and did dumbbell curls with 60 pounds in each arm.
Yes, he had gotten himself back…only better. As we were ending our call, I mentioned that we would be talking more as time went on. He responded with a laugh, “Of course, but it won’t be a coaching call.” No it won’t, Tony! Congratulations to you. So to the rest of you, if anybody is interested in filling the 4pm Eastern time coaching slot on Mondays, it now is available. However, you will have some big shoes to stand in, literally.
CONGRATULATIONS, TONY! You did it. Symptom free full recovery from Parkinson’s Disease. Love and blessings to you.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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Really, really awesome. Congratulations, Tony. You deserve it, we all do.
What wonderful news – it brought tears of joy to my eyes to read this! Sending blessings of recovery to all who are on this journey with Howard and Tony!
Congratulations Tony and God bless you!!!!!!!!! This is so uplifting to hear. Wow!!!
How wonderful is that? Congratulations Tony and Howard! You both are inspiration personified!
Fantastico!!! Congratulations Tony! So inspired by you and Howard. Thank you for all your comments. Wishing you Great love and light! Susana
Congratulations Tony and Howard! You’re both so inspirational. My heart skipped a beat and I shed tears of joy when I saw the email. Wonderful news.
Love and blessings to all,
How very inspiring – to open my computer and see this wonderful news this morning! Congratulations Tony and Howard.
Howard and Tony, I thank God for the wonderful recovery he alone can orchestrate. You are both inspirational! Blessings, Beth
Dear Tony and Howard, What a team! Tony, you are an example of perseverance. Your news opens my heart! Thank you both.
YES!!! TONY, YOU DID IT!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
This is such wonderful news. We all share in your happiness at this time, as we have all shared your journey towards full recovery. Reading your posts these two years there was always a sense of your strength of will, your faith, and your commitment to your recovery. It is wonderful how you made that leap from “I am getting better ” to “I am better already!”. I understand how much courage that takes.
Though there was a lot of you had to overcome your beautiful spirit has always been aware of what you needed to do to reach your recovery. Your posts have been so positive and uplifting. We all celebrate your recovery, Tony.
You are an inspiration to everyone on the road to recovery.
Congratulations to you,too, Howard. I truly believe that None of us would have reached our recovery without the Recipe for Recovery And your guidance. You are a light shining through the darkness of fear and despair.
What great news, dear Tony! You wrote it several times in the past that you are near your recovery, and now it happened. This is so fantastic! It proves once again that the Recipe works and that we can cure ourselves. Congratulations! Now you are rewarded for your hard work. Enjoy the health and the life you regained. Thank you for the many many wonderful comments you posted on Howard’s blog. Thank you for your faith and for your humour.
Wow…what wonderful and inspiring news!…Thank you Howard…thank you Tony!
So happy and grateful for you Tony What a blessing to hear this and see this happening thank U thank U thank U Tony Howard and everyone❤️
Wonderful beyond words! Congratulations, Tony
Congratulations Tony! That’s really wonderful news.
Go go Tony and Howard, great phenomenal news. First male under Howard’s coaching. True blessing and hope for all of us still fighting. Hip hip hooray. :))
Tony, I am so happy for you😀😀😀👍. Many congratulations and best wishes for your future. It’s onwards and upwards and again I am simply over the moon for you.
Dear Tony and Howard,
What wonderful news!!! 👍🐞🐞Congratulations to you, dear Tony as well as to you, dear Howard, the whole world should hear this news!!! It’s inspiring to all of us!!!
Thank you to both of you!!!
Love and blessings
Tery and Werni
Congratulations Tony! That is fantastic news and so inspiring – bless you Howard xx
Congratulations, Tony………What wonderful news WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.
Joy, joy, joy!!!!!!!!! 😀
Congratulations Tony for
your full RECOVERY!!!!
Love & blessings..❤️
Great big congrats hug to Tony and Howard! Such happy news!
Congratulations Tony! You’re an inspiration to us all! Words just cannot express how happy I am for you.
Congratulations Tony!! I like the positive attitude that you have had all along. Thanks to Howard for his great coaching!
Hallelujah and amen!!! Great news! Thank you, Tony and Howard.
Wow! Praise the Almighty for another recovery. What an encouragement for all of us. Congrats Tony and Howard.
I would like to take this time and thank all of my fellow warriors for all of your warm loving wishes and congratulations. I want you all to know that recovery is possible, but it depends upon you. I bet a wide majority of you are already healed, but your mind is still focused on this so-called disease. Once I took my mind off the disease and off the symptoms and focused on happiness, love, peace, and joy this so-called disease left my body. Thank you again, much love to all of you, and to Howard for letting us all know that the impossible is very possible!
Mega-congratulations and thanks to you, and to Howard!!!! May you both enjoy unlimited love, happiness, success and longevity!!! And Tony…PLEASE stay in touch….your success gives us so much added hope and inspiration.
I am so happy for you! I had the feeling you were about to do it.
With heartfelt love. It has been a pleasure sharing this journey with you. I have enjoyed reading your comments over the time.
Love and blessings
Wonderful news Tony! Congratulations and lots of hugs xx
Congratulations Tony! I got goosebumps when I heard the great news. I’m so happy for you.
Blessings to you
Tony, What great news!!! I am so glad for you and for all of us who are encouraged by your example.
Howard, Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! This is all because of you!
Congratulations Tony! You are my inspiration! I’m just getting started. I’m looking forward to working with Howard.
Love to All,
Congratulations Tony, I am so happy for you! Howard is the best ever! I knew you would be next!
OMG!!!! Hooray Hooray Hooray!!! Joyous news Tony! You ROCK! So happy for you! Delighted for you too Howard. Joyous news for all warriors! 🙂 xxx We finally got our No.6. Lol. Well done you! Massive respect. Don’t be a stranger! 🙂
Big Love, Karen xx
How truly wonderful Tony ! Inner happiness is what we all feel for you. It has been possible to regain health! Thank you for showing us the way Howard and Tony.
Congratulations Tony! This news is a shot in the arm for anyone who’s faith in recovery is flagging. There is much more here than meets the eye. Thank you for your frequent comments along the way. I am very happy for you, and thankful to Howard for his unwavering faith and support for each one of us!
Great thanks and praise to God Almighty, for His design and this wonderful gift. ❤️
Congratulations on your perseverence, Tony…and Howard :). Great job. Going forward, warriors!
Congratulations Tony! I’m so happy for you. My hope is for there
to be many many more of us to be healed. Don’t be a stranger.
Congratulations, Tony! You worked long and hard on your recovery and you finally made it! You are reaping the full benefits of your diligent and tenacious work! I am so proud of you for seeing it through to full success! From you, we see to never give up!
Thank you, Howard, for giving all you have to the betterment of mankind!
Love and hugs to all!
Wow! What a great news!
Congratulations Tony! Well done!
Congratulations Howard for always inspiring us!
Good luck to all !
Congratulations Tony and Howard, what an accomplishment! I read this post with great joy and a renewed hope in my recovery. I particularly related to your statement “betting that the majority of us are already healed” and that we needed to take our minds off the disease and symptoms and focus on love and joy and peace. All the time people tell me “they can’t believe how good I look and how well I’m doing these days”. My reaction typically is that they really cant see what’s going on inside of me and what I have to deal with each day, rather than a simple acknowledgement that I really am recovering nicely and making good progress! Thanks for you inspiration!
Dear Tony……congratulations. I am so happy for you. May you be blessed with a long and prosperios life. Good things come to those who wait. But more importantly good things come to those who have faith. You are inspirational and I thank you for sharing your trials and tribulations along the way and your humanness. As the song says “we are angels with one wing but together we can fly”.
Love and blessings
Great news. Blessings for all. Keep up!
Woohoooo…!! What a great news..!! Congratulations Tony and Howard. Truely inspirational.. so so happy for you Tony… wishing you amazing life ahead.. yes you are right inner happiness so important and I am learning with Howard. Thank you so much Howard for being such a big hope in each one of our life.. Thank you thank you 😊😊 big hug. Gratitude
Congratulations with your recovery, you are the inspiration for me to write on this blog for the first time, having done the recipe for 2 1/2 years, and having read the blog all along, but somehow been on the sideline. Your healing made me cry with joy and share it with everybody around me. Thank you for being you, and hope you are celebrating this beautiful healing, thank you very much.
And lots of love to you too Howard, you must be a happy man.
Greetings for all the traveling lovers of life.
Thank you all again for your wonderful comments and blessings on my recovery. My recovery did not happen overnight. However, it wasn’t until just recently that I focused on why I had this issue instead of the just looking at the issue itself. I worked on being happy, positive, confident, and productive, and it worked, something I haven’t been in over 3 years. I used to worry about every move I made, didn’t even want to leave the house. I would be in my pajamas all day. I broke free, I took a leap of faith, and now it’s your turn. May God bless all of you!!
Hi Tony, I have taken so much of what you said to heart since your earlier post, about KNOWING that I am healed already and stop focusing on what is, and instead focus on within and the joy and happiness to be found there. Today’s message from you was uncanny. I live in my pj’s as they are easy to get in and out of and in last three years I’ve virtually stayed in my cocoon as movement is so staggered. You’re an inspiration my friend, thank you for your share. Your words have struck deeply.xx
Karen yo tambien uso mi pijama todo el dia….son facil de poner …..ya que mis brazos son debiles .
Karen I also wear my pajamas all day …. they are easy to put ….. since my arms are weak.
Tony, Congrat’s again, and THANK YOU for commenting further on your experiences leading to your success. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I BELIEVE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US ALL TO BE ABLE TO READ FROM YOU, and from all those whom have conquered this dreadful disease. Thank you my friend, from the bottom of my heart.
Congratulations and thanks, Tony, for your unflinchingly faithful positivity; a true gift to all of us!
Enjoy and celebrate your special graduation season!
Dear Howard and Tony,
I am so very happy for you both!!!! Congratulations!
I have not written on this blog for some time now. I have had some other serious health issues come up. I am dealing with them and learning. I am still counting my blessings and am still very happy to be alive! I gratefully consider myself an important part of this beautiful world and wonderful group of people. Sending lots of love to all of you………with a new added dose of hope, gratitude, determination, patience and faith !!
Sending lots of love,
Hi Little Miss Sunshine, absolutely DELIGHTED to see your post! I think about you often. I was even going to email Howard and ask him had he heard from you, but kept forgetting! Lol. Debbie sorry to hear you having other health issues as if Parkinson’s wasn’t enough! You seem to have it all in hand and dealing with it in your usual cheerful positive way. So happy to have you back dear friend. 🙂
Big big Love
I simply love you !!!! Have a very wonderful, happy, healthy day. Sending lots of love your way……. Debbie
P.S. Just keep on keeping on and I will joyously see YOU at the finish line.