Only 4-1/2 months ago. That was during my trip to Guatemala. In my ignorance, at that time, I figured that I was coming down with Parkinson's. Not so!
I now reveal to you how I felt about the coming of this mysterious sickness. At first I was very angry. I cursed the Heavens. Later I acted like a child, pouted, and then began to feel depressed.
I don't believe that I wrote to you about symptoms that began well over a year ago, perhaps two years ago. I began to be terribly clumsy. On the golf course, sometimes there is a steep berm. I fell down those berms several times. Lately I began to understand that those symptoms were brought on by the same things as my present right arm and hand control problems.
Those symptoms also consisted of a reduction in my coordination. My friend John was witness to a lot of these events. Sooooo many times when John and I were eating in a restaurant together, I would spill my glass of water. For a long time I chalked up these spills to just clumsy accidents.
Now I realize that these spills were not accidents, but due to a reduction of my timing and coordination. For some reason, the physical coordination of my right hand and arm were under attack. Getting less and less over time.
Right now I am at Sizzler for lunch. A few minutes ago, my right hand bumped my glass of iced tea. Luckily, the glass tipped, then wobbled a little, but did NOT go over!
6pm - At Guava Gardens pool
I've picked up the habit of going to the pool during the early evenings. That time is good for the pool because the Sun drops behind the buildings. Sun is not good for my skin.
Larry the apartment manager closed down the pool and spa for three days. Chemicals were added to the water to "shock" bacteria or something. And Larry felt that it was not safe for the tenants to go in the water.
But this afternoon the water is safe again. The lock is off the pool gate, and I'll be in the water soon! 😎
George at the pool