Dear friends and followers,
This decision doesn’t come suddenly. I have waited much too long to do this step. I always thought it will get better.
But it didn‘t.
Many of you know of my Parkinson disease I was diagnosed in January 2012. There are several types of Parkinson. The type I have is called non kinetically rigid. I’m not sure if this translation is right, but maybe you know what I mean. But anyway, this type progresses fastest. The muscles tighten or contract. It happens mostly in my left foot but lately more and more my left arm and hand were affected.
The last performances were terrible. I couldn’t change chords fast enough ore not at all. And even the right hand started not working right. I hit the wrong string or no string at all. So I had no other choice than going this step.
In August 8, I will go to the hospital for a few days. My doc wants to change the medicine. Instead of taking more and more pills I will get a little pump. From there some liquid medicine will go through a small hose to a needle that sits under my skin. If it will work, the pumped medicine will always be on the level to compensate the missing dopamine and stop the ups and downs I have now taking pills every 4 hours. I can take off the pump at nights and also when I do activities like swimming.
I will keep you informed on this homepage and on Facebook.
Most of you know, I don‘t believe in prayers but you can cross your fingers.
Thanks for thinking of me.
P.S. To all my American friends: I’m still planning to fulfill the dream I have for many years. That is to celebrate my 60st birthday together with your 242nd Independence Day on the 4th of July 2018.
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And now have fun.
Yours Andy Glandt