Success with Leksand.
Now Björn Hellkvist honestly tells about his life with Parkinson’s disease.
“Sometimes I just want to pull the blanket over my head and sit there for another twelve hours and do nothing during the day,” he said.
It was in the least striking forms that Björn Hellkvist, during the summer of 2020, suddenly chose to leave Modo, where he had great success. He had recently extended his contract with the club, but was instead bought out to take over Leksand, which stirred up emotions in hockey-Sweden.
Honest words about the disease
But we can at least say that the change was a real success, for both Hellkvist and Leksand. In his first season at the Dala club, he took Leksand to a slightly sensational third place in the regular season, and this fall started off the beaten track, and today the club have six straight wins and park again. in third place.
But for Björn Hellkvist, it’s not just hockey that is a challenge. During the 2011/2012 season, he suffered from cramps and muscle spasms, and was forced to undergo surgery and take time off from his coaching job.
– Four electrodes have been operated on in my brain which are controlled by two pacemakers or batteries on my chest. They sort of steal the brain or trick the system with current pulses that are sent out, says Björn Hellkvist in the “Wikegård vs.” program, according to Aftonbladet.
“Can be very worn”
But Hellkvist is still forced to take medication for his Parkinson’s disease.
– My favorite medicine is a long-lasting epilepsy medicine that keeps my tired nerve fibers from burning. I have nerve pain and it’s absolutely fantastic for me, says Björn Hellkvist in the program.
He believes that it is absolutely necessary for him to work, but the job of hockey helps him in everyday life, he says.
– If I take my meds and start, it will still be a pretty good day. Then I think I have the most stimulating work environment in the world, I have the best job in the world. I really have nothing to complain about, when I come to work I feel better. I’m super happy to be able to work because I feel so good and give myself so much, says Björn Hellkvist, who can still have heavier days.
– I can be very tired when I wake up in the morning, so I just want to pull the blanket over my head and sit there for another twelve hours and do nothing during the day.
Wikegård vs airs Thursday night on Sportkanalen.
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