My life with Parkinson's
Just recently I have come across several personal accounts of life living with this condition all beautifully written, insightful, demonstrating courage and pride. I'd like to add my own take. I have lived with PD for around 12 years now. My days are all different they vary as I have created a 100% flexible state that I can bend to mould my life seamlessly with my health. Somedays I'm more predisposed to certain things than others. This is why for me diversity is the key. One main thing organises and structures me and that's ME. I have to allow extra time for things, plan ahead, screen or select what I do. I make choices.
But hang on doesn't this sound just like life. Any life? After all we all have something that requires a little more thought. Something tricky and challenging. I'm surrounded by brave thoughtful, inspiring people who don't have PD, who aren't even ill. This is simply being the best you can be in the moment you are in.
So no this is not my life with Parkinson's it's just my life.