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I'm doing great, you might be surprised to hear that. I haven't said it in public until now that I've been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and the reason that I want to talk about it in public is that it's, I was diagnosed three and a half years ago, and I've had a full life since then.
00:00:26
I've acted, I've given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast, and I noticed that I've been on television, a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast, and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots, and I thought, it's probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this-
00:00:51
>> Right.>> From a sad torrid point of view->> So this is->> And that's not where I am. The thing I want folks to know, and this is not to short-change people who are suffering with really severe symptoms, to be immobilized by fear and think the worst thing has happened to you.
00:01:08
It hasn't happened to you, you still have things you can do.>> Yeah.>> I'm taking boxing lessons.>>
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Three days a week, I read.>> Three times a week. I do singles tennis a couple of times a week. It hasn't stopped my life at all.
00:01:22
I've had a richer life than I've had up until now.