In 2010 James was told that he had a neurodegenerative disease, the same daunting news that so many of our customers have had to come to terms with in their lives. He was also in a common position of being in control of the disease but just not fit in general. So he purchased a Theracycle, a motor driven exercise bicycle designed for people with chronic movement disorders that uses forced exercise.
“The key to exercising is that it keeps me ambulatory. My neurologist said that without the exercise, she would expect me to be in a wheel chair in two more years. I don’t believe I am in danger of that any time soon. I have never fallen since I got PD and I attribute that to the Theracycle.”
Now James is encouraging the VA hospital that he is affiliated with to purchase a Theracycle as well for other Parkinsons Disease patients that are in his situation. He believes that, in his case, if he did not exercise and his disability advanced from 30% to 100%, his disability pay would increase far more than the cost of a Theracyle in a very short amount of time. Applying the number model that James determined for himself to other patients, he ascertains that it would be a proactive cost that could save money in the long run by curtailing the more expensive costs incurred with the 100% disabled.
We cannot tell you how much we appreciate James for taking the time to tell us about his progress. We wish him well with his goal to pay his results forward and to convince the hospital to acquire a Theracycle for other patients as well. Thank you so much for reaching out to us and sharing your story, James!