Monday, November 15, 2010

Introduction: Note to Readers

It began with me just not being able to keep up.

My wife would insist that we go bird watching, tromping through the field to find some bird that, quite frankly, I had probably already seen.  I mean, I used to be enthusiastic about such outings, happy to be outdoors and happy to be in the company of my adventurous mate.  I was losing my hiking mojo, and I was not happy about it.

What did I need to do?  Did I need to spend more time at the gym or change up my workout routine? I had already suffered through rotator cuff problems and had seen an orthopedist and a physical therapist to work through that annoyance. Of course, I did not swing my arms when I walked, my shoulders hurt, and at 50, I was feeling old. Little did I know that I was soon to start a new adventure, one I would not have chosen, but one I will now embrace.

Share my journey with me, dear reader, as I use my journal to recall the recent past and bring you up to the present. Then join me in exploring this nuisance called Parkinson's Disease and my attempt to live a good and full life despite its everyday presence.

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