My name is Alistair Sutherland and I have had Parkinson disease for 7 years now, and it's getting tougher.
I relish a challenge but this is the big one. I am always optimistic but sometimes now it is hard to keep smiling and pressing on. Each day I am robbed of something which is so difficult to do I do not try . I can't is not a phrase I understand, but extremely difficult. Like a shirt button for the sake of sanity leave it undone till the medication kicks in. - Hopefully !!
We suffer in silence, it is hard to explain to loved ones when you are trapped at the checkout. Come on I say to myself as I struggle to the goods in the bag-- come on says the queue building up at the checkout.!
Damn you Parky! "