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Sun, Apr 12 12:04pm · Questions about Azilect as a mono therapy for Parkinson's in Parkinson's Disease

I have taken Azilect now for about 6 + years and I am still doing quite well. However, I would add that I exercise daily. My neurologist also sent me to physical therapy and they have given me about a dozen new low impact stretches and exercise's that have been life changing. They are to help with balance and posture. Good posture helps a lot in improving balance. Some are directed at opening my chest muscles up to give my lungs the ability to breath more deeply easier and greatly adds to my range of motion. I HIGHLY recommend the opportunity. Some of them are; Standing Heel raises, single leg stance, Sidelying truck rotation, Eccentric heel raises, Bridging, Bridge marching, standing hip flexor stretch – knee on chair, Pectoral stretch with raised arm at 90 degrees, Air squat;, standing retraction I's, Y's and T's with air squat, chin tuck with over pressure, and or chin tuck – supine, clasped hand flexion – supine and the following with stretch bands ( yellow and red) Elastic hand rows,, Elastic band scapular retractions with mini shoulder extensions. Lower trap Y with band. I also use a metronome about 75 beats per minute make large steps up and back using a hand rail. Also large steps, sideways lifting your knees high and walking with high knees. Sounds like a lot but I do all of them and have improved so much and I feel so much better BUT don't start feeling to good mentally because YOU still can fall with dire consequences. All off these can be found on the internet. Good luck and Happy Easter!!

Sun, Feb 2 9:09am · Questions about Azilect as a mono therapy for Parkinson's in Parkinson's Disease

I have been on Azilect for about 7 years and along with exercise has kept Parkinson’s from getting worse. I’m a believer

Sun, Feb 2 9:09am · Questions about Azilect as a mono therapy for Parkinson's in Parkinson's Disease

Walking is always good. I do several yoga positions, stretches, and I have a Bowflex resistance trainer where I do a range of not overwhelming exercises. I also do some light weights and a medicine ball for a few exercises as well. I occasionally change them up. Additionally I have a speed bag and a 40 pound punching bag. All of the above in about 25 minutes about 4 – 5 days a week. After that for cardio I either ride my bicycle for about 4 miles or I do my elliptical for at least 15 – 25 minutes depending on how I feel. I always start off slow and work up but I never kill myself. I am a big believer in the elliptical and have been using that for years. If I don't feel well, maybe a headache or something else bothering me after about 15 minutes on the elliptical I feel like a new man.
It is a lot easier on the body than a treadmill. Good luck with whatever you can do and don't hurt yourself by tying to do to much especially at first.

Thu, Jan 30 6:13pm · Pain, inflammation, and swelling following Lupron Depot shot in Prostate Cancer

I had my first 6 month Lupron shot in Oct and started Zytiga on Dec. 2nd. My PSA dropped to ( .1 ) No major problems, mainly just hot flashes at times that don't last very long and of course no sex drive at all. Lucky for me my wife and I have a great relationship and she would like to keep me around, lol. I'm having a bone density test in Feb sometime to track any possible bone loss. No other real problems, thankfully. The 5mg of Prednisone that goes with the Zytiga have helped my Parkinson's issues and made me feel much better overall. So far so good, keeping my fingers crossed.

Dec 18, 2019 · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

That warms my heart and I'm glad! Merry Christmas!

Dec 18, 2019 · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

A very important tool should also be friends and sometimes family. At times we forget that there are people in our lives who do care for us and they don't see your problem as a burden but an opportunity to help, regardless of what you think. It can be difficult to ask for help but if it is offered don't push them away. Good luck with your cancer and remember cancer doesn't define who you are.