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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 us online December 9, 2012 to discuss Parkinson’s Disease!

Join me, Karl Robb and my guest host, Angela Robb, as we answer questions and discuss issues impacting Parkinson’s disease(PD) patients, caregivers/care-partners, and those who want more information about living well with PD. Thanks to Robert Rodgers (www.parkinsonsrecovery.com) for the chance to guest host. Feel free to submit a question before the web show by logging into the web link and password below or phone your questions in live with the provided information and code below, on the day of the show (Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard or 2:00 PM Pacific)

See the online and phone information below for show details:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=35333202

Online Event password: karl2012

Primary dial in number: (206) 402-0100

Secondary dial in number: (323) 476-3672

Dial in password: 200414#

Where Have I Been?

If you are a loyal reader of this blog, I apologize. Updates to A Soft Voice have halted briefly while I prepare to launch my first book. The book, A Soft Voice In A Noisy World: A Guide To Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease is almost here. I am so excited about the finished product. I wanted to share the first two chapters with you. My book contains over 20 years of lessons, tips, and stories about improving my life with Parkinson’s disease. To read some of the book, click here.

It has been a long and winding road to get this project done. Watch this site to keep informed on the release date and how to get your copy of the paperback or  ebook. Thank you for your support!

Organic Matters

I tweeted a story this morning that claimed studies prove that organic foods only real benefit is that they are lower in pesticides. As someone with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (PD) and knowing that studies show that PD results from exposure  to pesticides, I would think the article would be far more pro-organic than it appears.

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19465692

If you can reduce your exposure to any toxin, do it! Do you think organic prices are worth reduced pesticide exposure ?

I’d like to know what you think. Please read the article above and share your thoughts on organic versus conventional farming.

My book is almost done!

If you follow my blog, I thank you for all your support and I apologize for not posting more often. I am excited to announce that my book is near completion and will be released within the next month. More coming soon!

 

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