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Monday, September 26, 2011

Good things about having Parkinson's Disease

I asked several of my fellow Parkies to come up with good things about having Parkinson's Disease, turns out they have a sense of humor, too.  Here are some of their replies and a few of my own:

My husband dusts the knick-knacks in the china cabinet, I was breaking too many of them.

I don't even notice when the batteries die in the electric toothbrush, because I shake so much.

I get new dishes every few months because I break so many of them.

I got all new shirts with snaps instead of buttons.

No one thinks twice when I drink wine in a sippy cup.

I get a parking permit.

Elastic waist pants and over-sized T shirts.

They send me to watch football with the guys on Thanksgiving instead of helping in the kitchen.

I have a great excuse to not shave my legs anymore.

When I fall down, while I am laying on the floor, I check for dust bunnies under the furniture.

Someone else checks the eggs at the grocery store and picks the oranges off the fancy pyramid stacker.

I don't need a blender to make a margarita, I shake enough on my own.

I never get asked to pour the wine or champagne or even the iced tea at dinner. 

No one will open the can of beer or cola I just got from the refrigerator.  

I don't get asked to change diapers or feed babies.

Velcro shoes.

The young kids want to learn how I do "The Shake" dance.

I can ShakeNBake like no body else. This particular comment, inspired a new song parody:

You can find all my videos on my YouTube channel:

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. Hi Bev, this goes along with your drink maker. I told my wife to rent me out as a milkshake maker or a butter churn with out the churn. lol

  2. I love it! I am still early PD so the humour of it is yet to completely kick in but it is so good to see people with PD having a laugh at their own expense. If you cannot laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?

    1. Sassy Sasha, I too am early PD and I love the humour. I laugh at myself so much now, what's to happen later in life when I boo-boo even more!

  3. My grandfather was an Orthodox priest that had it so bad. The funny think that transpired is that during church the younger priests like how he "shook" the cloth over the body & blood of Christ before communion.... He had no choice! Now many of those priests shake their cloth over their communion & it's a scream how it got started :) look for the humor in all God puts in your path :)

  4. That is too funny. Here's another one: I always get help from the "Helping Hands" workers at Wegmans grocery store. They bag, push the cart, and load the groceries in the trunk. They basically put me in the car too! Ha!!

  5. I can't play the drums very well these days, but shaking the tambourine is going quite well!

  6. It's a great excuse when I want to be lazy and sleep all day!

  7. Humor is great medicine. Thanks for writing this fine Blog. Good luck with your book!

    Michael Spokane

  8. My drinks are always shaken not stirred. Chihuahuas and I have an understanding of each other. We both shake and people think we're scared, cold or hungry. So, they feed us, comfort us and offer blankets or sweaters. I am not one to turn down a free snack.