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Tue, Feb 19 3:35pm · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

Remember to tell him, its the "forced pace" exercise that is most beneficial. Thai is going a little beyond what is normally comfortable when exercising – in general its: elevation of the heart rate, light perspiration, slight difficulty to talk while exercising, etc. Ask a PT..also there is several references in the PD literature and especially on the Davis Phinney site.

Tue, Feb 19 12:35pm · Climbing Stairs with PD in Parkinson's Disease

Stair climbing is not an issue with me. I am 59 and was diagnosed with PD 18 months ago. I have been exercising:
– walking,
– walking with trekking poles,
– lifting weights,
– riding stationary bike (gave up riding in the street since my accident)
– balance exercises, and
– Big and Loud exercises. I
believe the whole package of activities has keep me stable for now
I am not taking any meds.
I also believe diet has helped.

For whatever its worth 🙂

Dec 13, 2018 · Parkinson’s symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you.

Dec 11, 2018 · Parkinson’s symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

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.

Oct 10, 2018 · Parkinson’s symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

Hospitalized for just a day – very fortunate. I'll. Know more about the displaced rib in three weeks

Oct 10, 2018 · Parkinson’s symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

Other ribs are good so far. I'll know about my lung next Tuesday. I think my concussion is ok but not 100 percent sure due to the pain meds make me a little loopy. 😜. Every day is a little better. I have been walking up and down my street and feeling ok but brings on the rib pain. I try and do a little more each day. So far so good.