"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?
I went to the Rock Steady boxing group in Chelsea, Michigan, today. We fight the effects of Parkinson’s using techniques and moves also found in boxing. I Am The Greatest!¡! Like Winston Churchill said, "We will fight Parkinson's on the beaches, we will fight on the landing strips, We will fight in the … Continue reading Never stop fighting!!
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!!
Blame it on the Parkinson’s!! I was watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, the other day. Michael J. Fox is featured in it and Larry David is being his usual obnoxious self. Michael asks him, “Would you like something to drink?” He says, “Sure, I’ll have a ginger ale.” Michael goes to the refrigerator grabs a can … 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