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Action plan

planFebruary 10, 2015 – Having a positive mental attitude (PMA) is great, but a PMA must have an action plan.  I see a lot of Parkinson’s websites that emphasize the importance of keeping a PMA – and that is good.  Having a PMA, however, without an action plan, is like having a nice shiny car with no gas.  An action plan will give you something to shoot for – a goal to achieve.  Ask yourself, “What do I want to accomplish?”  Having an action plan and a goal will help you maintain a PMA because you will be able to see your progress and you will be focused externally rather than internally.

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DBS battery change

DBS bat (2)February 5, 2015 – I had the battery for my deep brain stimulation (DBS) system changed today.  I had the first battery for about 2 ½ years.  The surgery went well – I was awake for the procedure, but don’t remember a thing.    The folks at Medtronics gave me a rechargeable battery – that means I shouldn’t need surgery again for approximately 6-9 years.

 

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Thanks for visiting my Parkinson’s activity blog. I like to encourage people with Parkinson’s to stay active as a way to mitigate the debilitating nature of the disease. Staying active helps one fight depression and maintain a positive attitude. This is a place where Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers can share their experiences with others. I like pictures so post a photo of yourself engaging in your favorite activities here.