Exercise is good for you….but…

I am constantly learning about myself on this journey. I think more deeply about things than I did before in a number of ways. I have written before about ‘Exercise as medicine’ and there are many articles about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Some have been able to reduce their medications orContinue reading “Exercise is good for you….but…”

A pain in the arse…

Parkies is a pain in the arse… quite literally, or maybe not? Now that doesn’t really make sense perhaps, but here’s the deal. For some time now I have had a pain basically in my left buttock that then sends excruciating pain down my left leg. The pain’s favourite time to do this is aroundContinue reading “A pain in the arse…”

Final week – Progress and Planning

So, this is my last week of a four week block working out with my physiotherapist. He is a hard taskmaster, but I can honestly say, I have been inspired and motivated by our sessions. It has been a challenge committing to getting up each morning early to do my exercises – especially in theContinue reading “Final week – Progress and Planning”

Parkies is taking over my life, so it doesn’t take over my life!

Does that even make sense? Let me explain. I am slowly and surely feeling a little less swallowed up by the grief of my diagnosis. I am getting on with my life, working, socialising and doing many of the things I did before my diagnosis. How am I doing that? By being proactive and focussingContinue reading “Parkies is taking over my life, so it doesn’t take over my life!”

The man with the plan…

Well, today is it. The day I start taking control of my body, showing it who is boss and getting into a focussed exercise programme designed specially for people with neurological disorders. Hence, ‘the man with the plan’ who will come to my home four days of every week for four weeks. Not only that,Continue reading “The man with the plan…”