Yesterday, on the Trumphumpers, Bill Schmalfeldt made the following statement.
That was 4 months ago, before I was no longer able to drive, before I lost 14% of my body weight, mostly muscle, when I thought I could still do that sort of thing. What you fucksticks have trouble understanding is that because something is true today, does not mean it’s going to be four months from now, especially with a progressive illness like Parkinson’s disease. I felt great in February or March whenever I posted that. Now, I have trouble sitting in a chair for ten minutes without having to go lay down. Things change.
Let me get this straight:
In 2011-2014, you were in Stage 4 and made a claim you had actually hit Stage 5 with this very progressive disease. You were essentially invalid, could not drive and needed round the clock care.
When you moved to Wisconsin, you got better, so much so, the disease regressed to essentially Stage I. Almost cured!
And now, in your own words, you claim four months ago you were feeling great and could drive. Now you’re back to Stage 3/4/93725 Parkinson’s.
In case anyone is wondering how to figure out what “stage” you’re supposed to be in, here’s a simple guide from WebMD on the “progression” of the disease:
Parkinson’s disease stages include:
Stage one: During this initial phase of the disease, a person usually experiences mild symptoms, such as tremors or shaking in a limb. During this stage, friends and family can usually detect changes caused by Parkinson’s, such as poor posture, loss of balance, and abnormal facial expressions.
Stage two: In the second stage of Parkinson’s disease, the person’s symptoms are bilateral, affecting both limbs and both sides of the body. The person usually encounters problems walking or maintaining balance, and the inability to complete normal physical tasks becomes more apparent.
Stage three: Stage three symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be rather severe and include the inability to walk straight or to stand. There is a noticeable slowing of physical movements in stage three.
Stage four: This stage of the disease is accompanied by severe symptoms of Parkinson’s. Walking may still occur, but it is often limited, and rigidity and bradykinesia — a slowing of movement — are often visible. During this stage, most patients are unable to complete day-to-day tasks, and usually cannot live on their own. The tremors or shakiness of the earlier stages of the disease, however, may lessen or become non-existent for unknown reasons during this time.
Stage five: In the last or final stage of Parkinson’s disease, the person is usually unable to take care of himself or herself and may not be able to stand or walk. A person at stage five usually requires constant one-on-one nursing care.
I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems like Bill might be some kind of walking miracle.
Or he’s faking it.