Fast Walking

I am looking forward to a two week long visit with family in Southern Utah. I will not have access to the infrared sauna, or my WBV machine for my exercise routine. So I am thinking I may give this “Conscious walking “, I learned about from John Pepper, a go.

John Pepper wrote:

“My first symptom of Parkinson’s Disease started in 1963, when I found that I could not throw a ball properly. I was finally diagnosed with PD in 1992 when my symptoms, most of which were being treated with medication, had slowly got worse and worse. Only when I started to shuffle was a neurologist able to diagnose the Pd.
Cutting a long story short. I started Fast Walking in 1994, together with managing my stress levels; Doing regular Mental Exercises; Learning How to Consciously Control My Movements; Maintaining a Positive Attitude; taking Selegilne for 8 years I was able to come off all PD medication in 2002. I am now 84 years old and lead a ‘Normal’ Life!
Because of severe back problems, I had been going to the gym every day, six days of the week, since 1968 and until diagnosis. Then I increased the time to 90 minutes a day. In 1994 my symptoms had accelerated and I therefore decided to stop going to the gym.
Since 1994 I have been doing Fast Walking plus taking an MAO-b inhibitor, managing stress levels, keeping a positive attitude and doing regular mental stimulation. By 1998 most of my visible symptoms had disappeared.
Many PD patients think that they will not be able to do Fast Walking! I have found that many other patients, who had walking difficulties, even those who were wheelchair bound, have been able to walk normally, once I have shown them how to use their conscious brain to control the movement. I go all over the world successfully showing hundreds of PD patients how to walk properly, with only three exceptions. One could not stand on his own legs and the other two were unable to understand how to use their conscious brain. Above all else, walking costs nothing and everybody’s health improves, when they do fast walking, and if you put everything into it, then that may include you!
Many neurologists throughout the world, who have never examined me, have told their patients that I do not have PD and should therefore not listen to anything I tell them. I have been examined by four different neurologists, the last of which was in 2015, and they all told me that I have PD. The problem is that I look so well and because there is no cure for PD, I obviously don’t have PD. It is not my fault that this is happening to me, but I am determined to share my good fortune with every other PD patient, at no cost to themselves
Obviously there is a lot at stake here, especially for the pharmaceutical industry, who have spent billions looking for a cure, and neurologists, because I have not needed to consult a neurologist since 2002, other than the one I asked to examine me in 2015.
Because no two people’s PD are the same, you can learn a lot from my website and you can ask me questions that cannot be asked on this chat room.”

What I’ve been up to

I just wanted to give y’all an update, related to Covid-19 vs Parkinson’s. I have officially joined in the Pfizer clinical research study.

So please don’t worry about me… “These vaccines do not contain the whole virus, or the parts of the virus that can make you ill., instead the vaccines are made up of part of the virus’s genetic code, surrounded by fatty particles called lipids. They use your own cells’ protein making machinery to produce some, or all, of the spike protein seen on the outside of the virus. This spike protein, made by your own body, may help your own body to produce antibodies to fight against COVID-19. We (they) will check how many antibodies you make by taking blood samples and testing them.”

I will receive two injections 3 weeks apart. There are 6 scheduled times for testing my blood: 1st time was yesterday, prior to when I received the first injection. (I also was given a nasal swab test), when I receive the 2nd injection, then at 1 month, 6 month, 12 month and 24 month. To determine how long the antibodies remain in the body.

They had us download an app on my phone, where we are to maintain our e-Diaries. “Complete the vaccination part of the e-Diary for seven days after each vaccination, once a day in the evening with the first day being the vaccination.” … “The vaccination part of the e-Diary (once per week) will also ask other questions about potential side effects you may have after the injection.”

I am pleased to report I have no redness or swelling at the point of the injection. John had some minor swelling, more like a welt at his injection last night. I had some minor arm pain as I retired last night, which still lingers, but John says he doesn’t feel any discomfort.

Our children have purchased round trip flights, for John and me to have a trip to Utah in October. Being able to receive the vaccine gives me a bit of peace of mind. But we will continue to maintain our distance, wash our hands and wear our masks.

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