Monday, July 29, 2013
Parkinson's Update For D - Moving Ahead
The Climbing Rose Bush (Seven Sisters) above is so gorgeous when blooming, but there is getting to be so much shade in our backyard from our neighbor's tree that I'm afraid each year it won't survive. The remainder of the flower bed below the trellis is a poor excuse for flowers. Again, too much shade for sun loving plants. Guess we'll have to do something about that next year. Don mentioned pulling everything out and just going with grass seed. Stay tuned on that one.
We have some good news for Don - He saw his (our) Neurologist this past week. We asked to have a DaTScan done on Don so he would have some peace of mind knowing for sure if he has Parkinson's or has Essential Tremors like I do. That scan will be done next Tuesday.
He also got a referral to another facility where he'll begin receiving two different types of therapy for Parkinson's patients: "BIG and LOUD" is the name of the type of therapy. More on these two programs later. He'll be meeting with a therapist within a couple of weeks.
A very good friend in another state had seen information in her local newspaper on BIG and LOUD and sent it to us. We are so thankful that she did because it looks like a very helpful program. We did not even know that it was available here.
My back has improved every so slightly from the Aqua Physical Therapy I was doing plus the home exercises that I do daily. I've also joined the CP Center again for independent exercise in their warm pool - 1 day a week.
Good things are starting to happen around here - so stay tuned.