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Old 12-08-2014, 12:58 PM
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Benign Essential Tremor

I was recently diagnosed as having Benign Essential Tremor, a neurological condition which causes trembling of the hands. In some cases it also affects the head, voice, arms and legs. I’m sure you all have witnessed this with some “older” folks. It can occur at any age but most commonly 40-ish and on. I fall into that bracket (about to turn 50) and already it has progressed to the point of severely impeding my ability to write, hold a cup or glass without spilling, getting a fork or spoon to NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:01 AM
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Using The Buddy System

I have a 70 year old hiking buddy I met out on the AT the year before who seems to have your conditi NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 12-10-2014, 04:10 PM
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Thanks Tonto. The buddy I hike with has been helpful with these types of tasks. And since I tend to NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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