Well folks, the time has come for me to pack my duffel bag (with enough sassy outfits to cloth a small country), grab my bug spray, and stash my Sinemet. I am going off the grid! My flight to San Francisco leaves tomorrow, where I will be meeting other campers from around the world to submit our digital devices and head to the Redwood Forest. It is called Camp Grounded… and yes, I am voluntarily doing this. Check out my blog when I originally told you about my exciting adventure.
I have decided to take this adventure because I am curious to see who I am under the Parkinson’s disease veil. PD is such a huge part of my life, but where is the little girl underneath it? Now my challenge, can I go 4 days at camp without using the P-word? Even worse… can I go 4 days without eating Fro Yo? But what am I afraid of… besides getting Mauled by a bear? The more I thought about it, I realized that when I tell people I have Parkinson’s disease, I don’t feel so different. It is like I have an excuse as to why I am dyskinetic or moving slow.
But I can use your help… I need to come prepared with a nickname. Any suggestions?
Pictures and video from campgrounded.org website