My mother used this saying when I was small she used to say to me we are not out of the woods yet when I wanted to put on cotton dress and forget my jacket. She reminded me on a mild spring day that the elements could still bite..
For the first decade my illness wasn't so much a lamb but more like a box of puppies. Wilful sometimes annoyingand not very well behaved nonetheless manageable. oh how those days have changed..
I have come to learn that for me Parkinson's Disease is not about whether I can walk orput on my socks or move in bed it's about coping with the extreme frustration and shrinking world that impaired movement forces upon you. I am so grateful that in the last 10 years I still worked and traveled and lived my life to the maximum.
Now it's about mental agility, it's about mental tolerance, it's about using your creative and innovative self to forget what your body has forgotten.
today I am using Google type to write this with voice activation it's a wonderful thing when your hands don't work anymore. luckily I am a techno chick and technology plays an important part in my life.
Did I choose the title of this post to reflect my condition yes but it does not refer to my illness it refers to my strength, Parkinson's came in like a lamb and I am dealing with it like a lion. I can still roar.