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Parkinson’s symptoms

Posted by @susan62, Aug 4, 2018

My internist at the Mayo told me during a recent physical that he feels I may well have Parkinson’s. I was stunned, I did feel before I saw him that I had developed a neurological problem. He has me scheduled to have an EMG and to consult with a neurologist the first of Sept. In the mean time I have an appointment to see another neurologist in Minneapolis on the 14th of this month, mainly because in the last few weeks I have developed a fair amount of pain, numbness and plain muscle aches. It is the pain that I am really having a hard time with. Regular excercise and Ibuprofen, Tylenol’s don’t work.
I have many of the symptoms, basically in my right hand and arm. My hands however do not shake, but my right arm jerks slightly sometimes. Simple tasks like putting on my socks takes significantly more time and is harder. I don’t swing my right arm when I walk, but kinda carry it up. I walk on the balls of my feet rather than heel to toe. People tell me I seem more stooped. It it hard to write and as I do my writing becomes smaller.
I try not to feel depressed, hopeless and sorry for myself. It is hard. I wonder if most of you with Parkinson’s have been able to be helped with your pain? I really would appreciate your input.

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Thanks for asking about my recovery. I am dong very well. I see the Orthopedic Doc tomorrow, Last visit he said the ribs were calcifying and beginning to heal…we will see tomorrow. I am walking everyday now and averaging 8K steps (most days getting in 10K!). I have restarted my balancing exercises and also my BIG and LOUD exercises. I have been to Mayo for post concussion check and PD check. Concussion has healed and my PD is still mild and border line needing meds. PD Doc and I will re-evaluate after ribs heal and back to full strength exercising. My lung has cleared of fluid BUT will have residual scarring for a while. I have continued doing deep breathing exercises to try and regain the lung capacity that I have lost…Doc thinks I have a good chance to add more capacity but not optimistic about regaining 100%…we'll see.

Feeling much better overall. I have been convinced to retire from cycling. So when I am able, I will hit the pool for exercise….I was a collegiate swimmer so maybe its time to return to the water 🙂 I will also restart yoga and weight lifting when I can. Also my oldest son is a Tae Kwon Doe Instructor – he is going to begin working with me. He says he will incorporate some of the Rock Solid Boxing principles with martial arts flavor. I am looking forward to it.

I am planning on going back to work on January 2, 2019. It has been a while and think I am ready to start back.

All and all, God is good…All the time. And all the time…God is good.

@lsdempsey

Thanks for asking about my recovery. I am dong very well. I see the Orthopedic Doc tomorrow, Last visit he said the ribs were calcifying and beginning to heal…we will see tomorrow. I am walking everyday now and averaging 8K steps (most days getting in 10K!). I have restarted my balancing exercises and also my BIG and LOUD exercises. I have been to Mayo for post concussion check and PD check. Concussion has healed and my PD is still mild and border line needing meds. PD Doc and I will re-evaluate after ribs heal and back to full strength exercising. My lung has cleared of fluid BUT will have residual scarring for a while. I have continued doing deep breathing exercises to try and regain the lung capacity that I have lost…Doc thinks I have a good chance to add more capacity but not optimistic about regaining 100%…we'll see.

Feeling much better overall. I have been convinced to retire from cycling. So when I am able, I will hit the pool for exercise….I was a collegiate swimmer so maybe its time to return to the water 🙂 I will also restart yoga and weight lifting when I can. Also my oldest son is a Tae Kwon Doe Instructor – he is going to begin working with me. He says he will incorporate some of the Rock Solid Boxing principles with martial arts flavor. I am looking forward to it.

I am planning on going back to work on January 2, 2019. It has been a while and think I am ready to start back.

All and all, God is good…All the time. And all the time…God is good.

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That is such a good report, @lsdempsey. I'm so pleased that you are doing so well. Swimming is great exercise so that should help you regain strength. I have many PD friends who have been involved in the Rock Solid Boxing and they enjoy it. Yes, I do agree with you when you say, "God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good."
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy new year.

@hopeful33250

That is such a good report, @lsdempsey. I'm so pleased that you are doing so well. Swimming is great exercise so that should help you regain strength. I have many PD friends who have been involved in the Rock Solid Boxing and they enjoy it. Yes, I do agree with you when you say, "God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good."
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy new year.

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Thank you and Merry Christmas to you.

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