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
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
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
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.
Cooper's Rock in West Virginia is challenging. At this point, I can't get to the top. By Teresa Swartz Roberts 15. Copyright 2017 I can't. When I was 20, I didn't know the meaning of that phrase. The posters hanging in my dorm room at Concord College urged me to keep dreaming, keep … Continue reading I can’t
by Teresa Swartz Roberts 8. Copyright 2016 I am content to have stunning views in my memory. Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, gave me this one. More endearing to the memory is the company of a friend celebrating being cancer-free. I don't really have a bucket list. I'm not interested in jumping out … Continue reading The Beat goes on
By Teresa Swartz Roberts 5. Copyright 2016 Boxing is an effective exercise for people with Parkinson's (PWPs). I can't think about boxing without a mental nod to Ali. *Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016 after a long bout with Parkinson's Disease. He was arguably the most well-known athlete in the world for much of his … Continue reading It was impossible to ignore Muhammad Ali