The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

Double Viking couple of days…

I really LIKE the Davis Phinney Foundation’s motto: “Every Victory Counts.” I had that sort of two days, got the Unity 3D tutorial WORKING and I installed a new headlight on the Sedona. So I give it a “double viking” rating (two victories). When you got the PD every LITTLE thing that you can whup up on is a GOOD thing!

Mastering and debugging the UNITY game software let’s me know dementia hasn’t set in, and of course it gave me a real rush to debug it and have it actually WORK. The headlight was just the cherry on top.


Written by martyworld

June 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

The State of the Parkie-

Just makes it easier to tell the doc what’s going on: (a “complete” symptom checker for me!)


Written by martyworld

June 7, 2015 at 7:45 am

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Zeppelin won’t work…

But BACH or WAGNER might, time to crank up the old NPR daytime shows! Classical music appears to quell Parkie tremors! Check here!


Written by martyworld

June 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

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Brainbats from the Planet Venus

Homage to my favorite era and genre of comics, the ’50’s horror. Brainbats from the planet Venus was one story where the brainbats would grab you, kill you, then make you a zombie. Perhaps they’re able to cure Parkinson’s at the same time (but  then again you’re DEAD!)


Written by martyworld

May 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

Snake Oil Salesmen

Undoubtedly if you’ve had Parkinson’s very long, you’ve seen all sorts of crap on the net that says “Miracle Cure”, “Big Pharma is hiding the cure from you”, and “secrets the doctors aren’t telling you” ad nauseum. WELL  DON’T BUY INTO IT!!! If it was legit ALL THE DOCTORS WOULD BE USING IT AND PARKINSON’S WOULD BE WIPED OUT!

You say “not so fast there Marty, all these doctors and drug companies are evil and greedy.” But this actually happened about 40 years ago with stomach ulcers. People would die from these things, be on medicine for life, etc. THEN they found out it was an infection caused by h-pylori. The right antibiotic and presto! Ulcers are GONE!

So if someone tries to sell you on a miracle cure for PD, just say no! To quote my first Neuro doc “If it ain’t approved by the FDA I wouldn’t stick it in my mouth!”


Written by martyworld

May 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Posted in Parkinson's


Scientists have invented a new way to get the meds to our Parkie brains. NANOPARTICLES! That old standby of the BORG!

Here’s the link: Nanolink


Written by martyworld

May 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

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You ain’t got the reflexes in the old wrist anymore? Live in Louisiana where they got insects as large as small Volkswagens? Never fear! Get the “Swatterpult”, (desktop version shown).


Written by martyworld

May 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Parkinson's


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