Me, a Tennis Hero?

We met Jean Kirshenbaum when we started playing tennis here in Sarasota with a regular group twice a week.  Jean was not as mobile as some of the players but had an excellent serve and strong ground strokes and you could tell how much she enjoyed playing the game.  Jean had suffered a stoke 15 years ago but had worked hard to return to the game she loved, even if she couldn’t play at the same level she was playing at before the stroke.  Earlier this year Jean began to have problems with her gait, her balance and with freezing…

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Five Years Ago…

…I received my Parkinson’s Disease diagnoses, a prescription and a 90 day followup appointment.  Yep, that was it, no handbook, brochure or even a ‘what to expect’ message.  A lot has happened since that day five years ago and most, if not all, has been chronicled on this blog which will also be five years old in a couple of weeks.  Starting that day, Mara and I began researching PD, reading all of the information available from the Micheal J Fox Foundation and the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (now merged with the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation) among many others (see the…

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