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You know something is "up" when you spend 4 hours in the office of a Neurosurgeon.
I mentioned Carbidopa/Levodopa is not working for me as I think it should.I knew I had
a problem 3 years ago when tremors made it almost impossible to write my name. Carbidopa was a "wonder" drug for me when I started taking it.It was almost overnight,
when the tremors slowed down and I could sign my name.

I remember my hands turning to"claws".I learned about pain when I had to pull my fingers apart.Cyclobenzaprine stopped the pain.Running 8 to 10 miles a day,seemed to
"slow down" this disease on my body.

My tremors have come back this year,even after my doseage of Carbidopa was increased.Almost 2 weeks ago,I tripped on a branch in front of me while I was running.
I landed face down on the pavement.Talk about embarrising, cars stopped, and people
started running to help me.I assured everyone I was fine. I managed to break my
humerous bone in my right arm.I also smashed my left knee.

Two days ago, I tripped and fell,when I was stepping off a sidewalk.My right arm hurts
as I type this.I am given numerous tests while I was in the doctor"s office.I am doing
slightly better with the Mental tests,but the Doctor feels something "else" is going
on with me and has ordered another brain scan.I got excited for a second,thinking
maybe I did"nt have Parkinson"s.The doctor said,"Mike,you have Parkinson"s but I think you may also have something else." He would not say what that "something
else"might be,He did say they have no medications for that "otherthing."

The doctors seem curious about my sexual ability.This is a family read paper,so I wont
go into detail about what I"m being asked.

I am being told not to drive until I have no pain in my arm. I have pain pills,but don"t them.Dama oil is great.If your in pain,go to dama

I have promised to take a walking stick when I run. I refuse to let these "demons" win.
I am not going to spend the rest of my life slowing down what I do. I will run for speed.
I will still climb,volunteer,and spend wekends with my girlfriend.I will stop driving at night. You have to imagine yourself driving,and suddenly can"t see,it is a scary feeling.

Live your life as if every moment is your last. Find things to laugh at,then laugh out loud, Learn Meditation. Yogi is part of my life.Have passion in your life.I care about
issues "the kos" fights for, I really do.

Put other peples needs ahead of yours.A lady was begging on a street corner the other
day,She seemed cold,so we bought her a coat.

My name is"nt Parkinsons;it"s Michael.


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