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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A BIG DAY for my Parkinson's Disease Humor Blog

Well, today is a HUGE DAY for my little Parkinson's Disease Humor Blog!  It is ONE month old and had it's 1000th reader, Andrew, a fellow Parkie from Australia whom I met in the Parkinson's Chat Room soon after I first logged in.  

I was awake very early one morning about 4 months ago (a common occurrence for us Parkies) and just wanted to talk to someone.  I could have woke up my Wonderful Husband, but he looked sooo peaceful, sleeping soundly, that I just couldn't.
So, I Googled Parkinson's chat room, found one, logged in and hit the jackpot!  I wasn't alone!  Also logged in was Mary L from Mississippi, Andrew from Australia and a lady from England.  You see, when it's 4 am in Yuma, AZ, it's 6 am at Mary's, noon in England and 9 pm in Australia. 

We chatted about all kinds of things (some of it even related to Parkinson's), shared humorous stories and then Andrew showed us his pet snake, Pelorus, on the web cam.  Now, most gals would have logged out, but I am a bit of a tomboy and I ain't scared of snakes.  In fact, I even wrote a song about Andrew's snake for his birthday.  One day, maybe someone who can actually sing, will record it!  The bottom line, they all made me feel very welcome.

In the months since then, I have met many more Parkies from the USA and around the world.  My Parkie friends now outnumber all my other wonderful friends on Facebook!  Another Aussie Parkie, Karyn, is the one who inspired me to start this blog and she is writing one about getting DBS surgery.

I'd have to admit, when I wrote that first entry, at 4 am on a Sunday morning........I DID NOT THINK ANYONE would read it.......except my Wonderful Husband.  

Thanks everyone for proving me wrong!

Love always,
Yuma Bev  

Thank you for reading this story, I hope you enjoyed it. This is just one of a hundred stories in my book, Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease. Please consider purchasing a copy from or your favorite online book seller. Thank you and have a Happy Parkie Day!  


  1. We can't all be right all the time Bev, I'm glad to be one of the many that has helped you to realise super celebrity status.

    Keep up the good work.

    - Andrew

  2. Bev you sent me the link to your blog. Enjoy reading about your adventures.

  3. Thank you so much for the information on diagnosis & parkinson's disease treatment. I was looking for these information for a long time. So thank you again.