Hi all, thank you for being there and `i hope you are enjoying the weekend.
I'm 68 so can get up 6.30 to take various meds and then the Co-careldopa at 7.30. If the wonderful dog that I share with a friend is with me she gets a quick visit to the grass. Then we have an hours sleep on the sofa. I often have 40 winks after lunch.
My mobile phone plays music when my PD meds are due - useful.
Have been doing major sorting out of home so that if symptoms get worse I can just sit back and relax between the execises and walks and not worry about not having energy to declutter. Last year sent all my fathers photography equipment to PDSA. I had kept it in case I learned more about taking photos - same also with his fishing gear - Had kept that in case I decided to go fishing when retired. Hoping they are bringing pleasure to others now. I've got 2 cameras and find I am always taking photograph on my phone.
Last week I got a friend to video me walking so that I could see how my posture was - I watched the video and wept. Then dsicussed the importance of trying to walk tall and really get into nordic walking.
It is two years on 23rd of this month since my diagnosis. And 1 year on that date since I fell and fractured my jaw! I plan to stay at home that day!
Like you all I am learningn day by day about PD. Two toes have become bent and rigid and I learned it is caused by the PD affecting ligaments and muscles in my left calf and thats damaged the toes.
Then after cataract surgery I was discussing my double vision and learned that too can be caused by PD. But they think mine is due to my short sightedness.
Most nights I try to write in my journal 4 or 5 things I am grateful for. That always includes the love and energy of my dog. And tonight I will include my ability to type and talk to you all. Thank you.