Stress and Pd...terrible combo!

I hate weeks like this one. — filled with sadness, a stiff body, a horrible cough and work. Lots of of sadness, stiffness, coughing and work. I am sad because we lost our beloved 13 1/2 year old golden retriever. I am stiff — well, I have no idea why I am so stiff —so I make up reasons. Is it from the prednizone I am taking to treat the worst cough I have ever had? Is my PD taking a turn for the worse? Is this permanent? What’s happening to me? I am spiraling. Going down. It’s not healthy. I am not helping myself by getting so stressed out. I am just having a bad week right? . OMG - Stop it! Take a breath, Ellen. Relax! So, I did… 5:45 am on Friday, June 7, 2019, I took a breath. Then, I made a list - a plan for when the sun comes out. I love lists! Stop feeling sorry for myself. Call the Dr. again about the cough. Get organized. Pack for my four day trip. Eat. Exercise. Stop panicking. Call a friend. Think about the positive. Recognize what I have. Bottom line: Look what I have!!!!!! Stress sucks! Stress is not your friend. Stress causes PD symptoms.

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