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Blame it on the Parkinson’s!! I was watching a television show staring Michael J. Fox the other day. In the skit there’s a nasty man, probably an IRS Agent or some sort of inspector, I can’t remember, but after a few minutes everyone hates the guy. Michael asks him, “Would you like something to drink?” … Continue reading Blame it on the Parkinson’s
I'll Drink to that!!! "A toast! to our good health." My Primary Care Doctor burst through the door and with as much emphasis as he could muster declared, “You Don’t Have Parkinson’s!!” If I had a very quick mind, I would have said something like, “I’m so glad you cleared that up because the Neurologist, … Continue reading YOU DON’T HAVE PARKINSON’S!!!
Tuesday, September 7 Breakfast was coffee, breakfast bar, and dried apples. After breakfast we went over to the Lodge to see about the possibility of getting a room. There was a bit of concern about what to do if we couldn’t check in because, according to the rules, we could only stay in camp one … Continue reading Hiking with Parkinson’s part 6
Monday, September 6- Wendigo to Rock Harbor We were scheduled to depart from Windigo aboard The Voyager II at 9:00 am. We were up with the sun and soon had our sleeping bags, air mattresses, and anything else we wouldn’t need, rolled and wrapped up and in our backpacks. The rain had stopped before daybreak, … Continue reading Hiking on Isle Royale with Parkinson’s – part 5
Three of the four people who voted to listen to the rest of Dick's presentation returned after the break. I took my place at the mic and said, "Welcome back. I guess we're it, so let's get started." "Let's see..." I quickly scanned the text. I wanted to make sure I jumped right over the … Continue reading Animals on Call – Chapter 11
Sunday, September 5- We were on the dock at 8:00 am and had breakfast while we waited for the boat. We were warned not to be late because the boat will not wait for anyone. In fact, while we were waiting to check into the Rock Harbor Lodge, an older couple was hoping to get … Continue reading [Boat]ing with Parkinson’s part 4
Wednesday, September 8 We were up early because the Boat was scheduled to depart at eight a.m. sharp. Once we got to the dock, we were informed that the departure would be delayed two hours due to high wind and waves. The storm that had passed by during the night was still stirring the pot … Continue reading Hiking with Parkinson’s -conclusion
September 3 & 4- Daisy Farm Friday, September 3 - With Parkinson's people have good days and bad days. If I do a lot today I might not have any energy tomorrow. On both the 3rd and 4th of September, I was beat. If I were a car, my fuel gage would have been pointing … Continue reading Hiking with Parkinson’s part 3
This is a first draft of this book. Which means that there are plenty of mistakes and unclear ideas floating throughout this work. If you want to be one of my alpha readers, please feel free to make comments about misspellings, errors in punctuation, unclear sentences, or any of the other things that a good … Continue reading Animals On Call – (Chapters 5-10)
September 2- The next morning we started the day with some strong hot coffee, hikers breakfast bars, and Carnation Instant breakfast. Our campsite was on the edge of Lake Superior. What a gorgeous view. Zach and Michelle both filtered water to drink later on the trail. While they're filtering water I'm doing my BIG and … Continue reading Hiking across Isle Royale part 2