I wear a cloth mask to pick up groceries. I wear the Parkinson's Mask all the time. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 33. Copyright 2020 I wear a mask. When I take it off, I’m still wearing a mask. I don’t wear a cloth mask because I am afraid or a sheep or making a … Continue reading Under the Mask
By Teresa Swartz Roberts 32. Copyright 2020 The indoor pool reopened this week. But I’m not ready. The county is being careful. Only 10 people are allowed in the water at one time. Swimmers and water-walkers have to make an appointment with the front desk, and they are limited to one hour inside the building. … Continue reading Almost Ready
I learned how to get out of quicksand from 1960s TV. Nowadays, you can find the article "How to Get Out of Quicksand," complete with illustrations, on wikiHow. Quicksand has turned out to be more of a metaphorical problem for me than a physical one. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 31. Copyright 2020 I put on … Continue reading I put on a bra today
With Parkinson's, hula-hooping has come full circle for me. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 30. Copyright 2020 I don’t remember when I got my first hula-hoop. I do remember looking down at my chubby belly undulating and making the hoop form its Spirograph circles around my middle. I do remember the sound it made, a unique … Continue reading Hula-hooping
When I started falling, I felt fragile as an egg. I held onto this blog post for a year until I was ready to share it. A new med regimen and extensive use of a walker have kept me vertical for long enough that I no longer feel pre-broken. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 29. Copyright … Continue reading On the Way Down
She didn't like photos of herself, so I'll respect that and post this sweet elephant in the room. l miss her. I didn't know that the last time I saw her would be the last time I saw her. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 28. Copyright 2020 The last time I saw her, she was herself. … Continue reading The last time I saw her
This motorized cart crossed a line with me in it. Note: I'm running out of previously-posted entries. Here's a new one. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 27. Copyright 2019 Outta my way, Monkey Fighters! I crossed a line. I went into a big-box store and marched up to the motorized cart parked by the door, and … Continue reading Outta my way, Monkey Fighters!
My religion allows me to lay my regrets at the foot of the cross. Even so, I cling to them. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 26. Copyright 2018 A while back I heard a little girl tell a friend, "I made a not-so-good choice yesterday." She went on to explain what she had done and … Continue reading Regrets, I’ve had a few
Time is at the center of news. It's also at the center of life with Parkinson's. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 25. Copyright 2018 Live. Local. Late-breaking. Every broadcast market has at least one news team that describes its newscast with the three Ls. Something about those words must appeal to viewers. Maybe it's … Continue reading Live. Local. Late-breaking.
The commercial describes secret visitors, including a cat, who are hallucinations. The ad has been replaced by one a little less offensive, but we still mute or change the channel when it appears because of the damage done with the first commercial. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 24. Copyright 2018 Maybe you've seen the commercial, … Continue reading Secret Visitors