Friday, November 6, 2015

Parkinson's in the Sub-Arctic (Things could be worse. Really)

I looked at the subject line I just wrote for this post,​ "Parkinsons in the Sub Arctic" and it hit me- sounds pretty damn grim. When you put it like that, what could be worse? That is just the sort of challenge I live for. Piling worst-case scenario on top of worst-case scenario in a high-stakes game of emotional Jack Straws. So here is what could be worse: Parkinson's in the Sub-Arctic, with no coping activities!
Sends a chill right down your spine... or was that just the freezing rain falling outside?

Never fear, here are at least two reasons to hang in there for the month of November. Monday, November 9, You are invited to attend the Parkinson’s Education TeleHealth Presentation -A PDTeleConnection at 1PM. In Anchorage, proceed with all deliberate speed to Providence Hospital oncology wing on Piper St. ( Go to the second floor, walk down the lonnnnnnnng hall that stretches South from the cafe and look for room 2401 pretty much at the end of the hall on your right. There you can participate in an interactive broadcast about Physical Vascular Therapy, which works to improve micro-circulation and promotes blood flow in the smallest blood vessels which may improve pain relief and promote healing.
Then, on Nov. 21 we'll have our normal Support group meeting. I plan a presentation on charting your meds to improve dosage and timing. It should be a hoot. See you then.
Your benevolent overlord,

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