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If I can shoot 38 at Golf nine holes, why can't I brush my teeth?

I essentially gave up golf four years ago when I got my diagnosis Six months ago, I started back. Please find that I am as crummy as I ever was. Last week however, I had three miraculous birdies on the back nine, shooting a 38. If I can shoot 38, why can't I brush my teeth?.

Moral of story: don't limit yourself!!!

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I am the same way with bowling. Last time I went I had 4 strikes in a row. Just enough enjoyment that I want to go again.

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As I have said on another post: All movements that we are able to do, without having to think about what our arms and legs are doing, are all controlled by our subconscious brain. You don't think about what your hands are doing, when you clean your teeth, it is automatic.

If you want to consciously move the toothbrush up and down or side to side, do each movement consciously, which will be quite slow to begin with. It will get faster and faster. Otherwise, do what I did, get an electric toothbrush!

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An electric toothbrush helps, for sure!

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I am not on this website to sell my book, but, it is full of useful tips on how to deal with many Pd symptoms, and in it I tell you how I was able to come off all Pd medication after 8 years of doing fast walking.

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Similar to not being able to speak but can sing , not walk but can ride. Bike. .

It's the smaller tighter , turning tight corners that are difficult the larger longer movements easier.

Doing a buttons difficult

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Thanks for the post........ yesterday I shot a 106 and decided it was time to hang up the clubs. But after reading this I'm going to continue to go out there and swing away!!!!

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How long have you been playing? I just started playing two years ago, diagnosed 14 months ago.

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Hi Skme, I’ve been playing golf off and on for quite sometime. However I was a 12 handicap at my best...... now it’s difficult to tee up the ball! My friends get tired watching me tee up the ball because of tremor and I use what I call a PD tee (martini tee) and still have trouble. So inevitably someone offers to tee the ball up for me which I gladly except lol.

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Skme, where are you from? I live outside of Boston

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I Live in South Florida, my husband is from the Boston area although he’s lived here for 30 years. I find even though I’m not very good, it’s very relaxing and peaceful day on the golf course . When were you diagnosed?

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I have a second home in

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I have a second home in Naples

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Im a member at TPC Treviso Bay

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I was diagnosed at 52.....8 years ago. I’m having DBS surgery in May

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We love Naples! We go to the Ritz Carlton every summer for a weekend and play golf. I am 56 and was diagnosed 14 months ago but my symptoms began at least four years ago. I still have mild symptoms, Still working, still struggling to try and except this mentally. I took up golf about two years ago, struggling to get better but I do love it, except for the occasional temper tantrum 😏. Keep me posted on how your golf game is going.

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Will do.... healthy travels on your journey with PD

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Using different muscle group. Keep up the good work

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Thanks for the support

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