I've Been Diagnosed with Parkinsons

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mellowinman, Jun 20, 2021.


  1. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Treatment involves Carbidopa/Levedopa 3X daily for now. For a year and a half it's been frustrating, dealing with the general uselessness and pain of my right hand/arm. Then the tremors started. They did a lot of tests. X-rays. MRI - I was beginning to think of the tube as my second home. EMG. Then a neurolgist began tapping at my various extemities with a hammer and bingo! Parkinsons was the name-o. Just two days ago.
    All in all I have hope for the Carbidopa/Levedopa and am somewhat relieved that my mysterious ailment has been diagnosed, as I have become a world-class left handed typist. No bass guitar, guitar or keyboards, but that may change.
    I am still keeping a positive outlook.
     
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  2. electracoyote

    electracoyote Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear this, but it appears you have the right mental outlook going in, and that can only help. Wishing you and your doctors only the best with it.
     
  3. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Very sorry to hear that. My sister has been battling Parkinson's for almost 10 years now. For her, it's all about getting the right combination and dosage of meds and taking them at the exact times prescribed without any deviation. She has done pretty well on this regimen.

    I hope you and your neurologist figure out a plan that works well for you. Keep us updated.
     
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  4. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA
    Dangit!

    This is a tough one and I'm sorry to hear it.

    I hope your treatment is well-tolerated and effective!
     
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  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I wish the best for you and I certainly hope that you will be able to make music again.:)
     
  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    All the best to you. That is tough all around. If anybody can handle it, that person would be you.

    And also what the good Dr. Says.
     
  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Wow. That is big and that is tough. Your attitude is great, brother. Do the healing things you can. I wish you the best.
     
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  8. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    I know I have already told you this, but I was sorry to hear this news, and I hope you'll do well with the meds and have many more years of music making to come. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
     
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  9. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Hugs :(
     
  10. MCF

    MCF

    Sep 1, 2014
    US
    So sorry to hear that. But you you have a plan and a positive attitude. We’re here for you.
     
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  11. T_Bone_TL

    T_Bone_TL

    Jan 10, 2013
    SW VT
    Foot pedal bass synth time! Unfortunately Moog went and killed the Taurus line "for good" 9 years ago, so the remaining ones are $$$$ and your present-day alternatives are, generically, "MIDI foot pedal controller and a synth." Likely can get decent results that way, but not exactly the easily memorable all-in-one and requires more thought in shopping, I guess.

    Best of luck with it, and keep thumping along however you can make music, with whatever parts work at a given moment.
     
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  12. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    Sorry to hear that, man.
     
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :thumbsup:

    tough stuff, @mellowinman, but hang in --- i know you are/will --- all my best to you while you endure. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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  14. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    All the best with that mellowinman.
     
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  15. Indiedog

    Indiedog

    Aug 23, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Oh no! I am very sad to hear this, Mello! I sure hope the meds can make a significant difference.
    Stay positive. Eat healthy. Get exercise.

    Stay connected with people and make whatever music you can!!!
     
  16. Wishing you all the best. Keep up the positive attitude.
     
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  17. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Sending you my best wishes.. I hope everything goes well and you get back to playing soon.
     
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  18. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    GA
    So sorry to hear this! You have my empathy and support from afar. Keeping a positive outlook is half the battle. Hang in there!
     
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  19. Jim Kernan

    Jim Kernan

    Sep 25, 2008
    NEPA
    Sorry to hear this. Keep that positive attitude.
     
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  20. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Wishing all the best for you!
     
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