This past week I was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson's, so since I get a lot of comfort from putting things into writing -- and since maybe there are people out there interested in the whole atrial fibrillation/SVT/Pacemaker/Parkinson's story -- I am going to start a new blog. I will post the blog's address as soon as I get it set up -- hopefully in a few days.
I think everyone knows that my house sold and I hope the new owner is getting as much enjoyment out of it as Marshall and I did.
When I went to see the neurologist this week, I went to the University of Colorado Neurology Department. It is the same hospital where Marshall was treated so it felt like home. I took some of his ashes with me and I scattered some ashes at the hospital and then drove over to the hotel where we always stayed and scattered some ashes there. Now the only place left to scatter the rest of the ashes is West Virginia on his parents' graves and heaven knows when I'll be able to do that.
I went on YouTube today and watched a long video of Linda Ronstadt and her journey with Parkinson's. Kind of depressing but it verifies that Parkinson's is a very slow moving disease. At my age, it is highly likely that if the diagnosis of Parkinson's is confirmed, I will probably still die of something else before the Parkinson's would take over.
I have an appointment in January with another neurologist to get a second opinion. He was highly recommended so he should be worth the wait.
I got a new doggie. Her name is Mia. She is giving me a lot of smiles. Doesn't she have a silly face? And I am forced to go outside several times a day and walk. That's always a good thing.