I'm Sheri, and I am joining this group with hopes of learning from others, as well as hopefully having an interactive support group.
Hindsight is 20/20, and I now know that I have been experiencing PD symptoms for a good three years, but I was only diagnosed twelve months ago.
I am still in the process of trying to get the meds right, and I sometimes wonder what is worse: the PD symptoms or the side effects to the meds!
My family and friends have been wonderful, but it is difficult to continue to 'burden' them with my everyday pains and frustrations, because I understand it is difficult for them to fully understand or comprehend the changes going on with my body (and indeed, mind!), and sometimes I feel like I probably come across as a constant winger, which is not like 'me' at all.
I also know that, particularly my immediate family, are struggling with the fact that I am not as strong (in every sense of the word) as I have always been, and it frightens them a bit.
So I have joined this group for help, advice, support and.....perhaps, a kick up the backside???