Shoes matter. I rock the New Balance Velcro 813s now. I am happy that I have that option. If you are buying shoes for someone with Parkinson's or any mobility or communication issues, I offer some tips. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 44. Copyright 2021 My mother was an active woman. She was downright athletic, … Continue reading If the shoe fits
No filters. I am thinner than I have been since I stopped growing when I was 21. But I still have a Fat Kid inside. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 43. Copyright 2021 Once a fat kid, always a fat kid. If you were ever a fat kid, you know what I mean. You know … Continue reading Once a Fat Kid, Always a Fat Kid
Let's celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Month! A little late. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 42. Copyright 2021 I almost let the waning hours of Parkinson's Awareness Month get by without a comment. If you're reading this blog, you're aware of Parkinson's Disease. The title is Life through the Lens of Parkinson's, after all. I usually write … Continue reading Yay, Parkinson’s! Still
This rose bush took a while to bloom. It inspired me a while back. I rediscovered what I wrote back then, and I'm inspired again. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 41. Copyright 2021 I didn't plant the rose garden outside my front door. I tried tending it by myself, but the weeds had more stamina … Continue reading Blooming
The only painting I've done since the pandemic started was to put a pair of jeans on The Boy. He's the only one in this house who has worn hard pants. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 40. Copyright 2021 Are you wearing pants? I wouldn’t normally ask, but it seems to be a thing now—a … Continue reading Are you wearing pants?
If I don't use my muscles, they can atrophy. Is it the same for social skills? By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 39. Copyright 2021 A while back, I took some video of myself in preparation for an appointment with my Parkinson’s specialist. When I ran it back, I noticed that I had a stiff upper … Continue reading Use it or lose it
I press buttons all day long. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 38. Copyright 2020 I was only a toddler when The Jetsons debuted. I think I learned the theme song lyrics while I was learning to talk. Meet George Jetson, His boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane, his wife… Jane was the one who was pretty … Continue reading The Jetsons got it right
My walker is a wheelbarrow, wagon, dessert cart, shopping cart, magic carpet... When I am behind my walker, the world looks more manageable. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 37. Copyright 2020 I had placed my walker between the car and the garage while I reached into the hatchback for one of the big, juicy watermelons … Continue reading Watermelons and the Walker Tango
By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 36 Copyright 2020 My painting says more than my words are able to. I call it Life Through the Lens of Parkinson's.
The word of the day is inadequate. By Teresa Swartz Roberts Blog 35. Copyright 2020 The word of the day is inadequate. It’s a word I use to describe myself sometimes, particularly when I’m meeting with the social worker/counselor who works with my general neurologist’s office. I am inadequate. It can be a dark thought. … Continue reading On inadequacy