One Year On

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Today is a day with some considerable meaning, for me.  It was exactly one year ago, today, that I met with my Neurologist and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  On that day I felt a mixture of relief at finally getting the clarity of a […]

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Parkinson’s Meds Side Effects

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. One of the subjects that people with Parkinson’s have both experience of and opinion about is that of side effects caused by medication.  The possible side effects of short and long-term medication use are well listed within the information leaflets found within medication packs.  Side […]

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It Only Gets Worse.

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. It Only Gets Worse This message is for you, Mrs. May. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter arrived here today. The contents are simply unjust. Your Government must simply not know Parkinson’s so far has no cure. Many symptoms are hidden from […]

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Deciding to Accept Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be.  The more I accept, the more serene I am.” – Michael J. Fox. One of the most common difficulties that I see, in other people with Parkinson’s, is frustration.  Indeed, I see this […]

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Parkinson’s is a Moon Walk

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Something that I have become aware of, since being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, is that there is nobody in my life to teach me how to ‘do’ Parkinson’s Disease!  Throughout my life there have been my parents, family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, employers, trainers […]

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A ‘Can Do’ Attitude

The reactions of people in my life, to news of my diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, has been that of great support.  I am indeed lucky to find such kindness offered to me at a time of some reasonable trepidation.  It never really occurred to me, though, how difficult it may be for people to know […]

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The First Day

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I feel clear for the first time in years.  It’s been 15-20 years of going to my numerous Doctors over that time and being sent from hospital to hospital, specialist to specialist and subjected to an endless and repetitive stream of blood tests, physical examinations, […]

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