Zach and me on Isle Royale For a number of years our son Zachary’s nickname for me has been, “Old Geezebag.” This was said in the most loving way possible. You know what they say, “If the shoe fits…” I will be seventy-two in August and have prostate cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. We’ve come south … Continue reading Geezers Just Wanna Have Fun!!
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I Am The Greatest!¡! “I have said that I’m the greatest. In truth, only God is the greatest. But no matter what I had chosen to do with my life, with God’s help I believe that I would have been the best at it.” [3. Pg. 140] If you recall, I had written before about … Continue reading FIGHT! part five
I love Yusuf/Cat Steven's song Moonshadow. 🎵 It makes me think about the losses I've had because of Parkinson's. What have you lost to Parkinson’s? I've lost smell, taste, fast talking and long walking. But sometimes the loss isn't as bad as other days. Just like the moon which fills the sky one night and … Continue reading Moonshadow??
FIGHT!! When Ali first met him, Parkinson’s was grinning. But Ali wouldn’t go down easily. Now Parkinson’s is scared, But it can’t run, And it can’t hide From this determined man Asserting his hope and pride. --Dr. Abe Lieberman [3. pg. ] After regaining the World Heavyweight title from George Foreman in The Rumble in … Continue reading FIGHT!! – But wait – part four
“Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. I am grateful for the victories, but I am especially grateful for the losses, because they only made me work harder.” [3, pg.119] Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali felt like he had to prove that he was … Continue reading FIGHT!!! part 3
After Muhammad Ali’s loss to the Heavyweight Champion, Joe Frazer and his second career loss to Ken Norton, who broke Ali’s jaw, he considered hanging up his gloves and walking away. Maybe he couldn’t comeback after all and should just retire. Ali took some time to assess the situation, He decided not to retire, but … Continue reading Continue Fighting – part two
"Stand up and fight.!" I had promised a three part series on how we should be like Muhammad Ali when it comes to fighting Parkinson's Disease. I figured to write the articles in a couple of days. I have joined the Rock Steady Boxing group in Chelsea, Michigan, which helps us KO Parkinson's from our … Continue reading QUICK APOLOGY – part ??
You call this a Boardwalk? Legal disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. Before I retired, I was a Lutheran Pastor. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in April of 2021. Everything that follows comes from books, articles, testimonials, and magazines I have read, watched, and listened to. I am eager to share what I have … Continue reading FIGHT LIKE YOU’RE THE GREATEST! – part one
I vividly recall when I was much younger being called demented. At that time demented meant I was stupid, dumb and/or ignorant. I would make a comment and one of my sisters would say, “Don’t be demented.” They knew how to make an appropriate eye roll and use a tone of voice that was sure … Continue reading DEMENTED MINDS
The results from my Neuropsychological exam are in. and I do not have dementia. After four hours together their impression, or conclusion was: “Mr. Woodby’s current test results contained evidence for intermittent difficulties with attention and executive function, but most measures tested in the Average range or better including intellectual functioning, simple attention, verbal learning, … Continue reading DEMENTED MIND – NOT!
On Wednesday, March 23, I went to a Neurological psychiatrist for a Neurological/psychological evaluation. This examination was looking at where my brain is regarding cognitive abilities. Like most people I am sure that while I have tendency to forget things, I am certain I don’t have dementia. At my last appointment with the Neurologist, he … Continue reading DEMENTED?