Sunday, November 6, 2011

Parkinson's mysteriously affects other people and things...

I'm sitting here at 4:15 in the morning, having forgotten to set my clocks back again.  Of course, old man Parkinson doesn't care about Daylight Savings Time anyway; I'll be getting up at 3:30 for a while yet.  Anyway, you get to thinking about strange things at this hour;  I was thinking about how Parkinson's mysteriously affects the rest of the world.

Firstly, it makes other people rather deaf.  I have to repeat everything.  Perhaps Parkinson's generated a field of some kind which has an adverse affect on others' tympanic nerves.

Secondly, it causes others to move more rapidly.  Sometimes they seem to be so fast that I can't keep up. I hypothesize that their neural pathways are affected by my Parkinson's in some way.

It even affects the laws of physics!  The force of gravity is sometimes much higher in my immediate vicinity.  In fact, Parkinson's apparently causes sudden, unexpected "gusts" of gravity.

I will continue to study this phenomenon and post with my results.


Bruce Potts said...

Marian, I just stumbled upon your insightful blog. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2001 and am finding your writing very interesting and refreshing. Thanks for sharing your struggles and triumphs!

Marian said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Bruce. You've been on this journey longer than I have, I see, so you know how important it can be to talk to people who know at least a little about what you're going through. Everyone's experience is different, of course; that's what makes it interesting. There are some things, though, that we all have in common. We're all in this leaky boat together.


Judy in TN aka In10city said...

Hey friend, I hope your new year will be grand and something cool will come along for us with PD to stuff it in the ditch. loved your blog on how PD affects others...just had to smile.

Maureen said...

Dr. Jane Semple, MA, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing out of Cleveland, OH. A few years ago, she cured herself of Parkinson Disease symptoms using safe, all natural methods. Dr. Semple founded the Alternative Healing Institute to bring training for alternative therapies to individuals and medical professionals. She develops and teaches continuing education courses for those in the medical field. Dr. Semple is an active member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the Association of Nutritional Consultants, American Botanical Council and Coalition for Natural Health. She has authored several Woodland titles, including Alzheimer Disease, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Inflammation, Fertility, HPV and Cervical Dysplasia,Parkinson Disease and Influenza: Epidemics, Pandemics and Bird Flu. Her book Parkinson's Disease: A Naturopathic Approach can be purchased at and Her website is She also has a You Tube video explaining about Parkinson's Disease. It can be viewed at

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I'm a lucky lady. I have a wonderful husband of 27 years, a fantastic 25 year old son (I'm so proud of him!) a loving and supportive family, the best friends in the world, a job that I love, and... Parkinson's Disease. I was diagnosed in September 2006. That was a jolt, but I'm learning to deal with it.