Gardens, Travel and Day Trips

“Orchid Mania” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Winters in Northeast Ohio can be brutal. A visit to the glasshouse at the Cleveland Botanical Garden will warm your spirit and offer an escape to make you forget the snow and ice-covered landscape outside. The winter show, “Orchid Mania” is held annually. Whether or not you have ever had any desire to grow orchids,… Continue reading “Orchid Mania” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

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Parkinson's Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease Part 3: the DaTscan

In 2011 I signed on as a research patient with the Parkinson's Progression Marker Initiaive (PPMI), at the Cleveland Clinic. Funded by the  Michael J Fox Foundation, PPMI is searching for biomarkers, or any characteristics that can be measured in a person that can be tied to the disease. I would not be given any medication… Continue reading Living with Parkinson’s Disease Part 3: the DaTscan

Parkinson's Disease

Life with Parkinson’s Disease Part 2: Finding the PPMI Clinical Trial

After my first, disturbing visit to the doctor, I spent the following months reading and researching. The more I learned, and the more time that went by without my world coming to an end, the less disturbed I became. Parkinson's is different for everyone who lives with it. Patients progress at different rates and my… Continue reading Life with Parkinson’s Disease Part 2: Finding the PPMI Clinical Trial