Parkinson's Movement
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Are You Worth My Time ?

I have for the most part stopped initiating conversations with people. I will however respond to those who address me. I would not want to be rude. I have for years now looked at somebody and asked does a relationship with you add to or subtract from my life. I no longer have the ability to have a bunch of relationships that drain my brain without offering some positive Dopamine feed back. Neighbors, are you owners or renters? if renters I will put my energies into owners.

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I think you are describing a Parkinson's personality. We all have so many things in common. If it's affected by passage of time. It is what it is.

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I know it's selfish but I have to live.

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Maybe we should call it growrh. We are all in flux our circumstances change all the time

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Mary,

If you are referring to the Parkinson's personality as described by Janice (Walton-Hadlock), then I disagree. If you refer to the fact that with PD we have to parse our efforts and make choices different from what we would have done prior, and that most of us have that in common, then I strongly agree. I hope that makes sense.

Julie

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I would have to reread it. A lot of things that she said I agreed with. Some of the stuff I didn't.

Since I started sinemet CR I am more animated I am even cleaning house believe it or not and cooking some. I really hope that is going to continue. I can see a marked improvement in my Outlook.

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Just remember the Golden Rule, Treat Others Like You Want to be Treated. Relationships keep our minds and bodies active.

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That they do but I find communication as exhausting as movement. I only have so much Dopamine.

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Many of the PD veterans who’ve endured 15/20 years successfully state that one of the contributory factors to their achievement was to engage with others as often as possible. I heard an interesting phrase the other day when somebody stated that whilst at times others try our patience etc we are - in essence - inter relationship beings and it’s tempting to deny this but difficult to escape it🙂

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Dear Serenity_finaly. ....it is really hard for me to keep up with everyone that writes me, but you are worth it.....you are a valued person. Never forget that. There are plenty of natural things that do help keep dopamine levels up....food sources instead of drugs. One bigggy is avoid stress, eat well and smile, laugh and exercise...try doing new things to challenge yourself. Never give up on yourself or other people. hugs...Aunt Bean

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