Thursday, January 14, 2010

I don't have Parkinsons!

Just finished up with the neurologist at Kaiser and was told that I have benign essential tremor, not Parkinsons.
What a relief, I have been stressed since my doctor referred me a week ago. The tremor had worsened a little and he thought he detected rigidity in my arm.

I have been told that I must get off caffeine, especially coffee. This will be a major challenge as once years ago I tried stopping cold turkey and after hours of an escalating headache I gave up and hurriedly downed my caffeine fix.

In the grand scheme of things, considering everything that is going on in the world right now, this is nothing but to me this is fantastic news.


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