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    ProfGumbySan
    Sex: M
    Data Quality: 3 stars
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    Mouth/throat: mild
    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: b
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    I'm depressed, no point in pretending/wishing I weren't.

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    ProfGumbySan
    Sex: M
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    Legs: mild
    I am: b
    I have:
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    ProfGumbySan
    Sex: M
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: b
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    I'll stick with Good

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    ProfGumbySan
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    I have:
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    good, I guess

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    ProfGumbySan
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: b
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    ProfGumbySan was feeling neutral

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    ProfGumbySan
    Sex: M
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    Legs: mild
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    Parkinson's

    ProfGumbySan was feeling neutral

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    ProfGumbySan
    Sex: M
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: b
    I have:
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    ProfGumbySan was feeling neutral

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    ProfGumbySan
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    Arms: mild
    Chest: mild
    Legs: mild
    I am: b
    I have:
    Parkinson's

    ProfGumbySan was feeling neutral

    No more Ibuprofen until after my colonoscopy 04/27; but my neck is killing me to the point where I cannot sleep; thus my downgrade.

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      ProfGumbySan
      Sex: M
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      Arms: mild
      Chest: mild
      Legs: mild
      I am: b
      I have:
      Parkinson's
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        ProfGumbySan
        Sex: M
        Data Quality: 3 stars
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        Mouth/throat: mild
        Arms: mild
        Chest: mild
        Legs: mild
        I am: b
        I have:
        Parkinson's

        ProfGumbySan updated his weight for

        • Weight: 220 lb
        • BMI: 39.0

        Yes, LapBand

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        ProfGumbySan
        Sex: M
        Data Quality: 3 stars
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        Mouth/throat: mild
        Arms: mild
        Chest: mild
        Legs: mild
        I am: b
        I have:
        Parkinson's
        Grew up in Conn & attended Yale. After graduating in 1965 accepted a job with IBM, where I stayed 5 years. Had a variety of jobs in IT over the years (mostly programming mainframe computers), including consulting, ending with a 12 year stint at Bank of NY. I've been retired from BNY since 05/2002. Have 2 grown children (boys, 7 Feb 1970 & 1 Aug 1974) and 2 grandchildren, Katherine, 20 Aug 2004, and Miles, 14 Jan 2006.

        A couple of notes regarding my symptoms, I was originally treated for depression in 11/1985 and was diagnosed as bipolar 04/1987. I was out of work for 5 weeks in 1993 and 5 months in 2001 with depression, so I don't think of depression as a PD symptom for me. Similar situation with blurry vision, I had cataract surgery on my right eye 02/2005 and on the left one 06/2007, so I think my blurry vision comes from that.

        More notes, as of my LapBand surgery, 10/22/2004, I had fallen twice (both indoors at home), and was having problems with fine muscle control in the following areas: writing, brushing teeth and buttons, especially shirts. All are greatly improved since I started taking Stalevo in 08/2006. My handwriting was never very good and is now completely illegible. Even I cannot read it (talking about printing here, cursive disappeared long ago. The other areas are still good, although not so good as when I joined PLM in 2008. I have enough manual dexterity in 08/2008 to be able to manipulate parts & tools so I can replace the motherboard in my computer and change the oil in my car. I believe this is still true for computers and the like, although it takes me longer. I haven't attempted to do car things, e.g., change the oil, since 2009.

        Saw my Ophthalmologist 08-07-08, who told me my blurry vision is from PD. No change with vision.

        As of 04/20/16, scheduled for DBS  surgery on 06/09/16 - looking forward to it!  :)

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          ProfGumbySan about 10 months ago

          Hi, Barbara, Such a pain in the butt to get conflicting advice from one's physicians! Any possibility your ophthalmologist could discuss your case with your optometrist? ... Probably not, an MD might not want to consult with a lesser individual. emoticon smile

          Falling a lot sounds like a critically bad situation, too bad you can't get someone on your side. Where are you located? I'm in northeastern NJ (not far from NYC), there are lots of physicians and other medical professionals so I can afford to be picky.

          Do you mind my asking about your DBS? I'm very curious about it and my neuro brought the subject up during my last appointment. I expect she'll bring it up again when I see her this week.

          I agree about grandkids! emoticon smile

          ProfGumbySan

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        Arms: mild
        Chest: mild
        Legs: mild
        I am: b
        I have:
        Parkinson's

        I believe Good is the best status for me at this point. emoticon smile

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          Chest: mild
          Legs: mild
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          Sex: M
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          Legs: mild
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          Sex: M
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          ProfGumbySan was feeling neutral

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          Arms: mild
          Chest: mild
          Legs: mild
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          ProfGumbySan was feeling neutral

          seem to be on the upswing at this point emoticon smile

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            Arms: mild
            Chest: mild
            Legs: mild
            I am: b
            I have:
            Parkinson's

            Life drags on, but the Very Bad stage seems to be history.

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              Arms: mild
              Chest: mild
              Legs: mild
              I am: b
              I have:
              Parkinson's

              same old, same old emoticon sad

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              Sex: M
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              Arms: mild
              Chest: mild
              Legs: mild
              I am: b
              I have:
              Parkinson's

              ProfGumbySan updated his symptoms

              BetterTremor in hands, Sleep problems, Reduced arm swing, Muscle pain, Insomnia See more
              WorseStiffness/Spasticity, Slowness, Excitability, Dry nasal passages, Depressed mood
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              Chest: mild
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