Parkinson's Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease Part 4: the “Short” PPMI Visit

  My PPMI "short" visits are held at the Cleveland Clinic's Mellen Center for Neurological Restoration (also known as the "U" building), a building I would come to know well over the next five years. After checking in at the first floor reception area I ride the elevator to the third floor where I sit in the… Continue reading Living with Parkinson’s Disease Part 4: the “Short” PPMI Visit

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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

Parkinson's Disease

Life with Parkinson’s Disease: Part 1- The Tremor

I was 48 years old when I first noticed that something was amiss. It started in my little finger. I was sitting quietly and noticed a slight tremor. It was the oddest thing I'd ever felt. It didn't prevent me from doing anything that I wanted to do though, so I tried to ignore it.… Continue reading Life with Parkinson’s Disease: Part 1- The Tremor

Parkinson's Disease, Retirement

Living With Parkinson’s Disease Part 8: Quitting My Sedentary Job

Parkinson's Disease was not the reason that I began to think about quitting my job. But once I began to take a long look at my life and my situation, I realized just how much my job was aggravating my disease.  It was quickly added to my long list of reasons why I needed to get my life in order and to… Continue reading Living With Parkinson’s Disease Part 8: Quitting My Sedentary Job

Parkinson's Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease Part 7

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2009. For six years, only a few of my family and friends have known that. It's one of the reasons I have now elected to quit my job but it isn't the sole reason, or even the main reason. My disease progression is slow and I am able to… Continue reading Living with Parkinson’s Disease Part 7