This Blogsite is a good venue for displaying emotions. Every time I come to this site I read about The Struggle to Cope with PD. I see people trying to be brave about a thing that has been brutal to them. I read postings from people who weep [people like me] over being stricken with PD. It might sound like self pity but what has happened is a resignation to reality. Humans tend to think that they are invincible. After being diagnosed with PD The Hard Exterior buckles, so we try to establish defenses. We try to put on a happy face. We talk about what might have been and what we can no longer do. We thought that we were invincible but in reality we are fragile. PD readjusted reality in a way that makes a person call out for help. We all need to talk about our experiences, good or bad. What sounds like self pity might actually be DOUBT over what we thought we were as opposed to what we have become.
[a few days later...]
People. There's nothing wrong with feeling bad over bad fortune. It's all part of The Healing of the Soul. I think that when people are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease a revelation occures. Our conscience does battle with our egos. We seek healing. We become humble. We look inward. Some people might be uncomfortable with these feelings because they are not Super Hero Traits, but Nature has already knocked some of that out of us. Self Pity is an attempt to create compassion in a world that has gone awry.
If Self Pity helps find The Cure for Parkinson's bring it on!