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    Good fortune to you, Daithi. I did tai chi for a while and loved it. The classes I attended treated it as a martial art, and (some) kung fu is kinda just speeded up tai chi, so that might be a nice fit for you if you want tai chi with punching!

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      Hugs. A hard news to hear, but indeed movement helps, significantly. Keep up challenging yourself!

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        Thank you. Gathering resources to help me "Just say no" to this bugger.
        More walks. Short exercises. Easy stuff featuring "movement" rather than "strength".
        <sigh!>
        Time for my Tai Chi.

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          News update on my Apple devices storage for fitness.
          I still don't know how much - if any - my Apple watch stores. Doesn't matter, much, as my iPhone stores much of it. It records some stuff auto-magically and other stuff after I request it.
          So ... want to know my Blood Oxygen reading from last week or last month? Hold on a second, it's hiding behind a bunch of button-pushing - and my fingers seem over-large. But ... it's there.
          Also:
          Got my second Phizer shot and waited out the two-week recovery (?) period. In theory, I'm protected. As are my 'kids'. "YAY us ! ! !'

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            Lovely to see you back Daithi, and pleased to hear you and your family are vaxed up!

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              Yess for vaccine protection!

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                The Parkinson's has taken a bit of the wind out of my sails.
                It's progressive. Worse, it effects the things you can do "easily". Like WALKING!
                The first symptom of PD I recall noticing was my inability to do more than a few Jumping Jacks. Do a few, then my legs got "confused".
                Doctor must have known, She kept running minor 'tests' checking for advancement. Never, to my aging memory, mentioned PD. For YEARS!
                I could have been figuring out how to fight this thing for YEARS now, had it been explained. But ... no.
                Now I'm just exploring the parameters this thing, trying to figure how to frustrate it, slow it, "maintain" ... and it has had years of sneaking up on me.
                The "60+" .PDF of 100(?) exercises seems designed for folks with PD. Some better, some harder.
                I can get '20 March Steps' done, multiple times (with short breaks) but '1 minute' gets ragged by the end.

                I'll keep reporting on the battle, might even start a new 'blog dedicated to it. Silence was my greatest 'loss' in this 'conflict'. Why should I maintain it?

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                  You are in my thoughts and prayers, DaithiMeyer.

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                    Your courage is inspirational

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                        Sorry to hear it, but good to hear that you are fighting it. We all have to work with what we have, and you seem to be approaching a daunting task with a level mind and a strong spirit. That counts for a lot in my opinion.

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                          Thanks to my many well-wishers.
                          It took me months to work up to my current - and fragile - 'level mind and strong spirit'.
                          And a lot of petty 'blame' was shared.
                          I finally figured out that 1) there is no cure, 2) there is little by way of treatment, and 3) there is little by way of understanding of what causes it.
                          Yeah ... maybe my doctor knew this was coming ... a little bit at a time.
                          Yeah ... maybe Could have started fighting it more effectively, earlier.
                          But, yeah ... all there is left is the fight. Not the same as when I was struggling to maintain a hint of my 'youth'. But ... what the hey, eh?

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                            It is really tough having to come to term with PD, you're doing it on your own terms and courageously. Bee hugs to you - and your wife. If you create another blog, show us the link so that we can follow and encourage you!

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                              ... and I've taken on your challenge mes amis. (did I get that right?)

                              ... because I MUST is taking over from ... because I can.

                              Now to explain where I am with today's effort.

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                                tout à fait, mes amis

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