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indigogo
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posted 05-05-2002 06:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indigogo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, Bella! I don’t think this is exactly what you had in mind, but none the less, here’s my tentative toe in the water. . .

Having and dealing with Parkinson’s and each other often has its moments of absurdity and humor. I howled at Greg’s description of how he imagined the 70 year old woman shopping at Walmart wearing one of AJ’s t-shirts that read “Parkinson’s …making life a bitch since 1816”. Incredibly funny, yet it goes right to the soul of truth about living with the disease and how far we’ve come.

So if you like to share the funny moments you’ve had, or the bemused thoughts of your dopamine-rattled brain – have at it! Here are some of mine:

When I saw Paula’s phrase, “the swearing thread,” my mind went here: if you’re going to have a neurological disease, it might as well be Parkinson’s – the list of beneficial vices includes smoking, red wine, coffee – and swearing. We are, indeed, the “Champagne of Neurological Diseases.”

Have you ever noticed that on the MGH list of “specific neurological conditions (M-Z)” that Parkinson’s comes somewhere between “Panic Disorders” and “Periodic Paralysis”?

In her book “Bad Girls’ Guide to the Open Road,” Cameron Tuttle offers these definitions, Park-insane’s Disease: driving endlessly through a parking lot looking for the perfect space. Park-in-sin’s Disease: the uncontrollable urge to have sex in the backseat of your car.

Last week I was at Barnes & Noble buying some books. My signature on my debit card had been worn off (a joke in itself); the clerk asked for more ID; the line behind me is long; my hands begin to tremble uncontrollably as I search through my purse for additional ID that I know won’t help because the last name is different; I pull them out; he scrutinizes them, calls the manager while I’m explaining my divorce to this stranger; it is approved. By now I’m so stressed I can’t even hold the pen let alone sign my name, but my shaking hand scrawls something, and I am free to escape with my purchase – three copies of MJF’s book.

Ain’t life funny?

carey
“you gotta keep laughing, or else you’ll cry your eyes out” – Emily Saliers, the Indigo Girls.

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paula_w
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posted 05-05-2002 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paula_w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To quote Bill and Ted,

"Excellent!"

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Bruce Landess
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posted 05-05-2002 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bruce Landess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just woke up from having a very vivid dream.

Would you believe, I was checking cows for syphilis and was under attack.

Bruce

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Bella
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posted 05-05-2002 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bella     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys are fantastic!!

WAY TO GO INDIGOGO!!

Bollinger! DP & Moet to you dear girl!

Keep'em coming! I am going to bed this sunday evening (that's now in beautiful downunderville) laughing my head off!! Hope you all have a wonderful sunday!

I love these swearing threads, and those that post in them!
Bella

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maryan
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posted 05-05-2002 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for maryan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would appear that for me one of the symptoms of this progressive disease is an ever growing eccentricity. Like blossoms on the spring trees, they seem to be bursting out more and more each day. And for the most part, I don't care. Quite a switch from the more careful cautious approach of the first forty plus years.

Like putting a sweatshirt on over a black slip I had worn for that oh so restful 3.5 hours of sleep. With gymshoes and a discman tune belt around my waist to complete the ensemble, I venture out to clip some lilacs in the soft grey light of Sunday dawning. The breezes that blow out of the receding darkness are as gentle as the hour is still. It appears no neighbors are awake yet so I clip merrily away.

This was my favorite activity all last summer....making bouquets out of clippings from trees vines bushes and flowers. Quite lovely (imho ) even if the stack of bills didn't get touched, again.

Well the more practical realities of a day call me. Noting the times posted by others in this thread makes me chuckle at the recogniyi (dozed off...leave as is) Enjoy sunday.

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toadie2
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posted 05-05-2002 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for toadie2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Maryan,
I have been taking my dog (Poco) outside all winter sporting my leather jacket over my bathrobe, and wearing my logger boots.

I'm guilty of circling the store's or mall's parking lot, with grunts and groans from the kids, So I say, "well, you said you wanted to go to the mall, we're here. You didn't say you wanted me to stay" (or park)lol

Recently I tried to trim my bangs,OK, I tremored, I had to correct a zig, needless to say I have a near flat-top left for bangs.

I must confess that I'm one of those people whose head would explode if I couldn't mutter expletives. It works especially well for relieving the pain of hitting my thumb 4 times in a row with the hammer while trying to hang curtain rods.

take care,
toadie

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Jaye
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posted 05-05-2002 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jaye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

indigogo, you irredeemable street-drainage-system-minded person of the less-than-refined segment of our still-struggling social phenomenon! How dare you post such an encouragement of less-than-refined disquisition!

You have already fostered the advancement of the more common [sniff!] sociopolitical concepts purported to be acceptable by inhabitants of the nether-side of the terrestrial sphere, who have heretofore infused their presence into this halcyon byway of the cyberhighway with their lexical units of questionable propriety.

Gosh darn it! It really piffles me off! Stop it right now or I'l faint! I'm telling you I will!! And it will be your responsibility!

Don't you care? I'm holding my breath now!! Care! care! care! care! care!

Oh heck, shucks, and doggone it! I'm starting to perceive the risibility of it all! Oh no, my composure is discombobulating!! [Snort!] [Gasp!]

ROFLMAOPIMP!!!

Remember, paybacks are heck.

Jaye

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GregM
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posted 05-05-2002 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GregM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[Caution - includes pretend swearing - dashes for most letters]

Rare trip to the movies yesterday.

The "rule" is that aj drives during the day because I am often off, or is it often on, or...well, you know, think of a short chubby, but cute, statue. I drive at night because I am more often on (see above) and besides, aj is blind as a bat at night so what choice do we have?

So, my custom during day drives is to augment, as Maryan so correctly puts it, my oh so restful 3.5 in the sack, by sleeping wherever we go in the day. I must have been a very easy baby. Out of the driveway and if its SF were destined for I usually have my tongue lolling for exactly 43 minutes until we brake hard on the downhill slope toward the Golden Gate Bridge. aj listens to "Beatles Wednesday" on the oldies station and gives silent thanks that I am uncounsious and unable to speak for the better part of an hour.

Yesterday we were going only half that distance to see "Changing Lanes" (two guys without PD get mad at each other for no real reason and it escalates out of control - can you imagine?), and as when we slowewd to get off the freeway, I woke up. Since we were not going to SF and I was in my "deep stage 4 vehicular sleep" cycle when awakened I was a bit off my game. That is, I looked around and had no idea where we were, where we were going, or why were going anywhere. I looked at aj as a dog often looks at its master - reclined in the passenger seat I looked quizically and helplessly at her waiting for that all-important "external cue" that, like a match applied to a clogged pilot light, would suddenly turn everything on again. No luck.

Finally, casually, I asked where we were, hoping to jog my memory - like, "hey babe, just where are we now?" Mr. Cool. She said so and so exit - buzzzzzzzzzzzzz - thanks for playing, it was still a mystery. In fact, for a brief moment I didnt know who SHE was, but luckily my "lizard brain" (brainstem) brought a rush of pleasant memories which I won't go into, and there was aj. Finally, I admitted defeat and said sheepishly, "uh, where are we driving to and why, and are we meeting someone." The gift that keeps on taking indeed. aj's face got that slightly alarmed look like Helen Keller's mother's must have when she realized the extent of her daughter's developmental disabilities, but calmly clued me in. Ahhh PD cognition - they should call it clognition.

Fast forward - I gotta get out more often. In the men's room after the movie I watch with curiosity as Matthew (Chrone's disease for 35 years - no wonder he's a Buddhist - more bowel resections than birthdays) has his hands poised under the soap dispenser, cursing in a very un-Bhuddist-like way. I say, "whatta ya waiting, the soap to dispense itself?" "Yes," he replies with irritation. And, f--- a duck, if he doesn't move his handds slightly and a squish of soap oozes out. I felt like George Bush at the checkout counter watching a laser price reader in amazement. Well, maybe I just felt like Curious George, cause I couldn't wait to try it myself - like a kid discovering his first escalator, I washed my hands again and again until Matthew practically grabbed my collar and dragged me out. I am getting easier to amuse - another benefit of PD - or like Memento - soon I'll able to read one book over and over until the cure - I understand that that actor Michael Fox has writen a good one - maybe I'll start there, start there, start there.

Final PD moment. You know you have a serious brain disorder when you, the bradykinetic in group a of unsteady hands, offer with secret pride to pour the beer from the pitcher into every glass. Being a grown man
you naturally pour along the side to keep the foam down. But just as naturally your fiance thinks you are once again missing the - the bowl, the sink, the wastebasket, the door, etc - and moves the glass assuming you are miscalculating and about to pour beer all over the table. You readjust and she moves the glass again - this continues until the Bradayboy says cleverly, "what the f---?" "Well I thought you were going to spill it" - I explain my precise beer pouring technique, and instead of praise and apologies all around, there ensues a lively five minute discussion among all at the table about exactly where on the side of the glass one is supposed to pour beer, and how much foam there should be. The general consensus was that I didn't really know what I was doing. Considering how things had been going, who was I to argue?

Following simple instructions is beginning to feel like a warm bath to me.

Oh yeah, good movie.

Greg

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indigogo
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posted 05-05-2002 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indigogo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Jaye! Just taking my mind out of the gutter and elevating the conversation for a moment to say it's great to learn two new words, "risibility" and "disquisition".

Now back to the gutter. . .

Hey Bella - she's talking about you, thinks your disturbing the peace with your bad language when she says, "inhabitants of the nether-side of the terrestrial sphere, who have heretofore infused their presence into this halcyon byway of the cyberhighway with their lexical units of questionable propriety"

Are you going to let her get away with it? (I'll take the Moet, by the way!)

Hey Toadie - thought of you the other day when I went to pick up my daughter after a slumber party. It was at our friend's beach cabin. The first gloriously warm day of spring. Everyone in shorts, sandals, the kids in bathing suits. I however look like Johnny Cash - head to toe black, sunglasses with a baseball cap pulled as low as possible. Kept thinkin "There's got to be something darker than this..."

Maybe you should write the "PWP Guide to Home Repair and Do It Yourself" - I guarantee a best seller!

Hey maryan - I'll pay your bills if you pay mine!

Hey Bruce - you gotta let us in on what you're taking before you go to bed!

Hey Paula! Life is indeed an excellent adventure.

cheers!
carey
“you gotta keep laughing, or else you’ll cry your eyes out” – Emily Saliers, the Indigo Girls.

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paula_w
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posted 05-05-2002 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paula_w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a nice mixture of old and new forum. I think it’s time we had an MGH Dictionary.

Entries:

dopamine-rattled

Downunderville

Recogniyi

zig

disquisition!


Risibility

tongue lolling (in PD context)

vehicular sleep

"lizard brain" - Greg actually defined this one

clognition

Learn something new every couple of days (synonymn for clognition)

paula


Edited to add :

piffled off

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Chosh
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posted 05-05-2002 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chosh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really don't know if such frivolity and ribald remarks should be permitted on this site. It makes it looks like you're all having too much fun. I was quite "piffled off" at some of the "propane" language here and deeply offended by the implication that my brain might be "dopamine rattled" or that I could become "eccentric". Going outside virtually naked or dressed inappropriately is against the law here, I think and should be reported by the neighbours. Exploding heads? Tongue Lolling? What on earth are you people talking about? Why, I think I might have leave this site and find a saner venue.

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Carolyn217
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posted 05-05-2002 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carolyn217     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing shades of my future car rides Greg. My on my, maybe I should reconsider.

Carolyn

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indigogo
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posted 05-05-2002 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indigogo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today I am going to a "Ladies Tea & Fundraiser" that supports a scholarship program.

I have been asked to talk about Parkinson's Disease, and was planning to do a bit of advocacy around finding a cure and our activities in DC this month.

I have been struggling with how to describe what life with PD is like. I think Greg's contribution to this thread with chosh's follow up might just do the trick.

If anyone has other ideas, let me know.

now please excuse me while I drive to the store in my pajamas so my daughter can run in for doughnuts.

carey

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paula_w
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posted 05-05-2002 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paula_w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Toss this description of meds kicking in to test their vocabulary and attention span:

"my hands morphed into claws and i felt that old bone breaking tug on the newly mended metatarsal."

There ...now its a perfect presentation we aim to please.

paula

edited to attribute quote to the sleepy and inappropriately attired maryan

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GregM
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posted 05-05-2002 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GregM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paula,

That phrase has stuck with me too. It is a perfect decription of a truly annoying to the point of depair PD moment.

I also like Bruce's quotation about "one has to be an optimist to open ones eyes in the morning" or something like.

And your use of your exercycle as an extension of the clothesline has always stuck with me as well.

Good luck carey.

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aj
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posted 05-05-2002 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First, in my defense, I was not trying to move the glass, but reached to hold it at a better angle at which the beer could hit to lessen the head--jeez, I am from Wisconsin! I know how to pour beer!--but Greg and our two good friends had been out to enough dinners with me that each reached for the glass as soon as they saw my hand going for it--Ruby won and lifted the glass from the table to catch the amber ambrosia in midair. Ruby doesn't have PD, the show off!

And I am not as blind as a bat at night--I just see the tail lights of the three cars ahead of me all mesh into what looks like the lights on the back of a large truck, or the car stopped by the side of the road as a large boulder choosing that moment to crash down the hillside and onto the road, or that unlit sign declaring that this mile of Hyw 101 is kept litter free by Joe's Hardware and Sushi Shop as a figure about to stumble into the traffic. I.E. the opposite of blind as a bat, I see too much...more than is there. (It's actually all done with mirrors...I know)

(Let's keep our finger's crossed for my reexamination at the DMV on Thursday)

Enough said in my defence.

Yes, I have been making t-shirts. For every success, I think I have made three unsuccesses. (Our wardrobe is heavy on goofed t-shirts).

One of the t-shirt designs is a logo for the PAN GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY NETWORK, which I carefully positioned on one shirt I was making; carefullty ironed the transfer on the front; waited until it was cool; carefully pulled away the transfer backing; and Voila!

It was Upside Down.

No problem...I picked up another transfer and ironed it on right below the first.

Now I have a t-shirt with an upside down PAN/Grassroots Advocacy Network logo and below the words: Parkinson's Disease: Making Life a Bitch Since 1816.

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Bella
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posted 05-05-2002 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bella     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, Good Morning North America (the North is for you Chosh). It's now 7am Monday and still autumn in downunderville, and I wanted first to check on who has been swearing in my absence. My oh My, you have all been totally wicked, I love it.

Well I did until I took extreme offence at Jayes irreverent jibes of my nether regions, and more importantly accusing me of questionable propriety! This sort of behavior is not acceptable, and I insist she apologizes with a crate of Moet, to be delivered before I explode into full blown Aussie rage! (You call that a knife? Expletive deleted!!)

Fabs and I have been giggling at all your postings. Delightful stuff!!

Bruce, Fabs wants to know how did your tests on those cows work out? (Fabs is a veterinarian, and informs me that to test for vibrio & other reproductive diseases, you insert a tampon into the cow, and upon extraction you place the said sample into a sterile solution and send if off for testing.) Perhaps you missed your calling dear boy! Of course large animal Vets have a lot of trouble explaining to farmers why they keep a box of tampons in the trunk of their cars.

Maryann, while he's not looking at me, I will tell you that on Friday night Fabs was discovered in his backyard shed, at 11pm, totally naked with a hand drill poised to drill holes in bamboo chopsticks, which he felt would finally anchor an offending shelf in his walk-in wardrobe, which kept falling off it's hinges! and You think a black petticoat with a discman attached a problem?

Pleased to report, he is perfectly okay now,after a super duper chemically induced sleep. Ahhhhhhhh sleep, if only all PWP could get some quality sleep, many of the problems we experience in here, and at our homes would dissipate, of that I am positive.

Greg and AJ, your movie trip was way too familiar to be totally risable, however we loved the story if only to reinforce that our outings are very normal in PD terms.BTW, Fabs said to tell you, that a beer with a lot of head is a "publicans beer", and a beer with little or no head, is a "drinkers beer". Aussies know their beers!!

Indigogo, You are a champion! Toadie, so are you! Carolyn, fear not, it is a blast! And Paula, Fabs says you have a great ass! (That's all he saw of you in my video of Toronto BTB last year, bending over to pack your vehicle pre departure!!)

Peace Love and Ecology (Changing that to Advocacy)..Have fun at the Pan Grass Roots learning to be Advocates Forum in DC!

PS Aj, save that upsidedown T Shirt for a couple of Aussies who would be proud to wear it!

PPS Jaye..I love you!
Bella


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posted 05-05-2002 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bruce Landess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About the dream: it was very realistic and complicated, and, since I was a hospital microbiologist, I could describe the test but it would be too technical. It would be similar to a microscopic test done on human lesions.

What i should have added, maybe that's why we ere hearing so much about "mad cows". Need i say more.

Your cow would be mad too, if she had syphilis.
Someone just emailed me this:

On The Road

Leaving Montreal for Quebec, I decided to make a stop at one of those rest
areas on the side of the road. I went to the washroom, The first stall was
taken so I went to the second stall. I'd just sat down when I heard a voice
from the next stall...

"Hi there, how's it going?"

Now I'm not the type to strike up conversations with strangers in
washrooms on the side of the road. I didn't know what to say, but finally
I said, "...Not bad..."

Then the voice said, "So, what are you doing?"

I thought that was kinda weird, but I said, "Well, I'm just going to the
bathroom, then I'm going back east..."

The voice interrupted, "Look, I'm gonna have to call you back. Every time
I ask you a question, this idiot in the next stall keeps answering me!"

That's all folks,

Bruce


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tenacitywins
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posted 05-05-2002 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tenacitywins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How wonderful to log in and read a whole thread beginning to end and still be smiling. Looks like someone finally removed the "closed for repairs" sign from the "light at the end of the tunnel."

Not quite up to the challenge of verbage scrabble but will put out a few choice words and see what ya'll can do with them in a sentence or two.

Observant Denial

Gustatorily satiated

Chemically enlightened

fact challenged

pre-paid overdue fees

Recently I had a huge memory fart: Here are the facts:

1. I thought I sent the link to a cartoon on a forum a day earlier than I remembered. I could not understand why everyone was responding to it so late... humm... had my post been delayed 24 hours.... After my detailed report to Robert, he had to actually get the paper and show me the date. Oh, it was only 6 hours ago...not yesterday.

2. Then, on the same forum I kept reading all of these articles about some story on cloning by some guy with a last name beginning with K. I kept telling Robert that if someone doesn't send an email with the original link soon, I was going to email the group and ask where the article was located so I could go and read it. Come to find out, (Robert literally choaked from laughing so hard with this one) I was the one who posted it to begin with.

Ah short-term memory failure.... finally a logical reason to buy the DVD rather than rent.

And this too shall pass... what did I have in mind when I started this post.. One thing I am sure of was that it must have had enormous importance or I wouldn't have gotten down this fart on the page.

Ain't it grand that we have spell check.... LOL... I did catch what I wrote but laughed so hard I had to leave it be. Have a belly roll on me.

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posted 05-05-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maryan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chuckle, chuckle, lol....lots o'fun this thread. Reminds me of a couple of virtual parties and a kayak trip in the old chatroom days.

Reminds me too of a quote I heard in some sort of recovery/alanon program; that "there's no such thing as a unique alcoholic". That seems to apply to many things in life and the laughter behind much of this thread is that for me it seems that there is no such thing as a unique plwp. Yup, I could see myself in every one of the posts...not quite nude in the tool shed but well on my way.

The prize for pin the tail on the plwp donkey goes to greg's description of daytime car travel. Always within blocks from home, the head bob begins. In response to my husband's somewhat irritated albeit logical observation that I should just go to bed at a decent hour, I struggle oh so valiantly for about thirty seconds to keep my head up, eyes open, and words intelligible. Then it's head lolling time; deepest rem, mouth open, zoned out sleep.

Upon arrival at our destination, I take about the same thirty seconds to literally restore my head atop a rigid neck, pat my cheek or chin dry and coolly give my husband a look that implies "what me sleep ?".

Now I find the rolling naps to be tremendously restorative. However it is one of the great disappointments of my plwp life that the exact scenario plays out in the movie theatre; doze, husband's frustrated elbow to the ribs, head up, eyes open, head rolls and then plop !

To quote Maya Angelou:
"we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike."

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posted 05-05-2002 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegleg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is why I keep coming here! I saw each of your faces when I read & smiled at this thread(some from memory - others what I imagine you to look like!).

PD moments? While in NY Central Park for the Unity Walk, I arose from the park bench only to discover how "off" I was (masked face, rigid, shuffling feet). A very observant young lady (obviously whose job for the day was to watch out for falling Parkies) came rushing to my side asking, Is there anything I can do to help you?" Well, we all know it just takes rest - time - or meds to get "on" again . . . but I DID have a request . . . "Yes; you can help get my panties out of a most uncomfortable placement"

I think I made a noted less for this shocked girl to remember - SOME people with PD are crazy!!!

LOL
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posted 05-05-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bruce Landess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Couldn't resist a couple more:


"When the authorities warn you of the dangers of having sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities."
Matt Groening.
"Don't have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them."
Steve Martin.

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posted 05-05-2002 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paula_w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally I’ve learned quite a bit today.

1. The older you get (in my case) the more park in sane you become.

2. Bruce’s dream was astonishing and only surpassed by Bella and Fab’s explanation of the actual procedure. I will add a somewhat related experience to both stories. In Hawaii, I once saw a cow walk into the vets office ( a young one not very big. ) Awful splotch of missing hide on its back which I always thought could have been a sunburn. Or they probably told me it was – its been over 20 yrs. Hopefully you can add that to the visual pictures of cows, along with giant tampons, veterinarians, and Bruce’s snorts and wheezes in his wild night of sleep.

3. Jaye I didn’t realize you had a lisp.

4. Toadie has patient kids and a fun mom.

5. I will think of all my scantily dressed PD friends in the morning now and wonder how far they have ventured.

6. Chosh doesn’t realize she is crazy too, we must ask tenacity if she thinks Chosh is in observant denial.

7. AJ needs to make sure she reads all of Greg’s posts.

8. I’ve been in a car with Carolyn, might want to drop that word’ future’ there buddy.

9. Peg is as crazy as me – I rest my case.

10. Carey knows where to go for the real scoop - how'd it go?

dont stop
paula

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Okay Paula, are you trying to tell me something about my driving??

Carolyn

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I'm back from the front lines. 30 ladies for tea that also featured 4 extraordinary kids from our high school's alternative school (that's where the funds raised go - to a scholarship fund for them). The highlight was the kid who went outside and juggled two flaming clubs and one apple - and took bites of the apple at each pass. I think he wants to be a doctor.

Any who, there is a lunch basket exchange, (The basket that my friend and I put together to donate had a tulip theme in honor of PD, and I stuck in two copies of MJF's book.) and I drew the one with the theme "Hello Dolly". Consequently when I got up to speak, I first put on the big flowered hat that came with the basket and sang "So Long Dearie" from the movie version of Dolly, and believe you me, I ain't no Streisand. The best part of the song is spoken:

and on those cold winter nights, Horace
you can snuggle up to your cash register
it's a little lumpy, but it rings!

Finally I got to talk about PD. I told them my personal journey with PD, especially how low I had gotten this past year, and how finding the forum had been a lifesaver. I read them bits and pieces of writings from all of you, and spoke about how many of us would be meeting in DC. I talked about the upcoming vote and the controversy surrounding it. There was a lot of interest - very specific questions about the science, a lot of anger at the idea it could be criminalized. One woman shouted out "at least Orin Hatch came out the right way". Another one, a staunch Catholic, said that they had been getting the word in church to oppose it, and she was troubled that seeing me in person, someone who would benefit from research, put things in a different perspective.

I knew many in the room; not all of them knew I suffered from PD. I had all sorts of offers of assistance, and sealed a deal with one who is coming to my house next week to get all my bills automated so I don't have to worry anymore. Lots of questions about my daughter and how to help.

And one woman wanted to know if I still wore mascara, and if so, how I applied it without poking my eye out! (the answer was no)

I was surprised at the level of interest, and the many questions. Afterwards, my friend whose daughter has type 1 diabetes told me about their recent experience attending a diabetes expo. Her daughter felt empowered and normalized to meet so many other kids who were living her life. I said, "hey - tell me about it!"

Connection is the key - along with a healthy dose of laughter!

thanks,
carey

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