Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional!
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s May 2012. I was 56 years old. I have been vibrating with excitement ever since.
I am a husband, a father, a grandfather.
I live and work in Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada with my wife and caregiver, Susan.
Parkinson’s has been living with me, living with her, living with us since 2012.
Self employed, I am an owner of a small motel, a Director and Instructor for Mind the Net Goaltending and have worked with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, As well as doing Coaching certification courses for Hockey Canada.
I have presented and met with support groups in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Iceland.
I try to face each new day of Parkinson’s with a positive attitude , a sense of humour and an open willingness to talk about it.
However please consult you neurologist or movement disorder specialist before listening to anything I have to say or if you are experiencing any of the following; Tremors,anxiety, Bradykinesia,central pain,cognitive issues, constipation,depression,difficult sleeping,dyskinesia, facial masking,fatigue,feet cramping, involuntary movement, loss of smell, loss of taste,muscle spasms, restlessness,sciatica,sexual disfunctions,skin cancer,slowed movement and speech changes.
I profess to be no expert. I’m just a fellow Parkie trying to delay it’s progression.
My name is Ian Robertson from Outlook Saskatchewan and I think I approve of any messages I put forward!
Life doesn’t require that we always do our best, only that we try our best.