|Yes, it's a coffin.|
They help my stiffness and shakes, but cause my sleepless nights and 2 really aggravating things: dyskinesia and dystonia, big words that are hard to spell and even harder to pronounce. (Parkinson's Vocabulary)
Dyskinesia is a dopamine side effect and is a jerky, dance-like movement of the arms, legs and or head. In other words, I wiggle around like Michael J Fox. I call it doing the "Parkie Disco" and I do a good job of timing the movements to music.
I was going to write a song parody about dystonia, to the tune of My Sharona, but haven't gotten around to it. Sorry, now you have that song in your head, don't you? You see, the whole trick is to figure out how to relieve some symptoms without causing worse ones and it's like standing on someone's shoulders as they ride a bike across a tightrope. It ain't easy! But it can be done!
|Little Bev with watering can|
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