Monthly Archives: January 2013

Opportunity To Inform

Last week, I went to one of my favorite local hangouts for a bite to eat. I had been great the whole day but my meds decided to try to get me dyskinetic. The meds won out for a brief time and although I didn’t notice if anyone else saw my twitching and shaking, it had to happen at the most inconvenient of times. It rose it’s ugly head at dinner, but why not?

While waiting for my order, a gentleman I never met came over to ask me a question. Before he could even get the question out, I explained to  him that I have and had Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years and what he witnessed was a brief episode caused by a medication side effect and not the disease itself.

This very friendly man told my wife and I that he was curious because he was back in school in his mid-forties to medical training as a physician’s aide. I loved his curiosity about the Disease and the meds. This was a real opportunity to educate and inform someone in the medical community about what PD is and isn’t. When these opportunities arise, I strongly urge you to take full advantage to teach those who understand PD. You can leave a lasting impression and make a powerful impact.

Join me this Sunday at 5pm EST/2pm PST as I guest host Sunday Connections – Finding what works for you – discovering therapies to help with your recovery.

Join Karl and Angela Robb this Sunday at 5pm EST/2pm PST  as they guest host Sunday Connections

This week’s discussion: What are you willing to do to help your Parkinson’s?  Change your diet, exercise, complementary therapies, mind -body-spirit work — as we are all different, all our approaches to recovery may be different.

You can submit questions online ahead of the event.

Here’s the Link for listening online for Sunday Connections:
Password: karl2012

Or if you would like to call in:
Primary dial in number: (206) 402-0100 

Secondary dial in number: (323) 476-3672

Guest pin code: 200414#

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