Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4th Anniversary

It was four years ago today, that I was wheeled into the neurologist office for a second opinion.(it was also Good Friday).  Steve and I left the clinic with a prescription that I didn't intend to fill, much less take.  In all honesty, I didn't believe for a second that with l-dopa I would be able to walk without the aid of others or a device.  I am so thankful that my husband made me try that miracle drug.

I can't believe how far I have come in these four years.  I am no longer dependent on others to get to the store, gym, church, etc.  Plus, I can volunteer at my kids schools, cook dinners, bake birthday cakes, dress easily and so much more.  

Because of this diagnosis, I feel like I am a better wife and mother.  For once, I can take care of them.  But who can forget the biggest change of all?  Because of this life altering medication, I have my son, the third child we always dreamed to have, but never thought possible.


  1. Happy 4th Anniversary Jean!

    What was the first thing you noticed when you started taking levodopa ? For me it was my muscles just feeling looser. How long was it before you were able to walk as you do now ?

    1. Thanks for reading my blog! The first thing I noticed was my muscles feeling looser and stronger. About 4 hours after taking the medication, I was able to walk out of a restaurant easier than ever before. I don't know if I can put a time frame on how fast I got to where I am now. A big part of my journey was gaining the confidence in being able to walk. I did go on a 10 mile hike with my husband less than six months after taking l-dopa! Feel free to ask me more or let me know if you need more info. :)

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