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The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 149!



Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.






It's possible that I actually had Parkinson's for five or even ten years before I noticed the twitching in my pinkie that morning in Florida. Scientists believe that by the time a patient notices even the tiniest tremor--the blinking red light, if you will--as much as eighty percent of the dopamine-producing cells in the substan-tinigra are already dead, totally lost without any possibility of recovery.


Comments

  1. Wow, that's scary it could be in your body for so long before there's any indication.

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  2. The blurb you've posted in frightening. I've been curious about this book, and I hope you'll post a review of it.

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  3. Oh man...that's scary to think that it's too late to do much by the time signs start to show.

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  4. So sad and yet Michael J. Fox is so inspiring to us all. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. I can't imagine what that must be like. I was really sad when I heard he had Parkinson because I always loved his acting! Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for hosting,
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  6. I've been wanting to read this one for a long time. It sounds very enlightening.

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  7. I've enjoyed watching Michael J. Fox on television over the years. So sad to see the disease progress.

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  8. That is so frightening...and this book is one on my list. Enjoy!

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  9. That is a book I really want to read. And I've always wondered about what he's saying there. I have an uncle with Parkinson's, so I've seen this happening up close.

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  10. I'll have to add this one to my stack. I have always liked Michael J. Fox and he is very inspiring in his struggle with this disease.

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  11. Thanks for reminding me about this book. I remember when it came out. I want to read it.

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  12. I love his work. So sad, and yet so uplifting and brave of him to share his struggle with Parkinson's in his book.

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  13. It takes courage to share such a struggle. I miss Michael on the screen.

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    1. He is on a new show, The Michael J. Fox show, and it is pretty funny. Considering it is based on his real life, it is a great representation of him and his disease. With humor thrown in, of course.

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  14. I've had this book on my shelf for quite a while now. I really should get it read soon.

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