Sunday, November 17, 2013
Neuro blog post
My blog for the UNM Health Services site should be up soon here-- perhaps in a day or two. It begins with my detststion of the term "progressive" as in "progressive disease":
" It is part of the proper definition of PD: Parkinson’s is a “progressive” neurological disease. as I am a writer and work with words every day, I know exactly what the sentence means and why it is phrased that way; it describes the progress of the disease. It is not meant to offend.
"And I still hate the phrase. Parkinson’s is the enemy of progress Every day, you lie in bed after waking wondering if you will have a good day, a bad day, or be worse; you don’t expect better. When you walk on one of the days when tremor or rigidity is stronger than usual, “progress” becomes a measure of how far you can go, how long you can last; this driveway, that street light. It seems just yesterday that you never measured at all..."
Read the rest at UNM later this week.