Monday 17 April 2023
Thursday 10 November 2022
Wednesday 9 November 2022
We are of one mind Mr.E.....well,amost,you see I think of my future alot and it t'aint pretty. There are 5 downward stages (there is controversy over the use of a simple template to describe a complex condition)of deterioration. I "sailed"trough stages 1 and 2 but I seem to have stalled in 3 and now, 4 is making forays into my well-being.
One of the symptoms of PD is exhaustion. It has hit me now. I am going to bed, but I leave you with two of my favorite quotes:
Are you watching the American election?<> More to come anon.
Monday 7 November 2022
“Being confined to a wheelchair doesn’t bother me as my mind is free to roam the universe, but it felt wonderful to be weightless.”
Don't get me wrong, I am not yet confined to a wheelchair but I can sense it lingering on the horizon. Still, I have no fear. I have been using a manual and an electric chair since I broke out of the hospital. So far it is fun but dangerous.
Yes, dangerous! These machines are heavy and finicky. Accidentally touch the joystick and away you go!
Let's see, using the electric chair I have put a hole in a wall and have broken legs on 2 different tables.
I'm gonna have fun, fun, fun, 'til the doctor takes my wheels away.
Friday 4 November 2022
"You are so skinny dad," my daughter exclaimed.
175 pounds is hardly skinny.
I sucked in my belly and posed before the bathroom mirror, and...
THE MIRROR CRACKED FROM SIDE TO SIDE
A curse has come upon me," I cried. (my apologies to Tennyson -The Lady of Shalott)
Before me, surrounded by images of bottles of oils and other stuff conducive to the rigours of good grooming, was my reflection.
In the centre of this body-grooming chaos was a refugee out of time, looking much like the POW's liberated from Japanese prison camps at the conclusion of WWII,
Emaciated, skin hanging like curtains from bony outcrops here and there.
To the doctor I go and discover, nothing, nothing at all.
My blood work and scans suggest I am a healthy human. Very healthy at 76.
Why then are my legs so weak? Why are my lower limbs turning inward? Why can't I walk? Why am I starting to look like a Hallowe'en character?
Dunno. Must be the PD combined with the side effects from your PD meds.
To be continued
Note: in 7weeks, or so, I lost 52 pounds to 123, I have since rebounded to 148