MY MOTHER HAD PD TOO

MY MOTHER HAD PD TOO

I was diagnosed with PD 4 years ago, 15 years after my mother's diagnosis.

My mother Martha passed away November 26, 2011 and I miss her terribly.

It has been difficult to watch her wither away knowing I will face the same fate if a cure is not discovered.

I am writing a blog to encourage people with PD to continue cooking and traveling to wine & food festival IF that is their desire.

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  • thx for your heartfelt post. My dad at 89 has PD and I too observe his challenges and think about my future. It is scary in a way.

    On the other hand he copes so well, he has stayed positive despite the falls, the pain, the tremors--he is happy behind his mask, I hear it in his voice still excited about life, interested in people, engaged in the primaries…alive and active. So he is a good model for me.

    I know that I will have to lose him before too very long, and that I will miss him.

    Beautiful picture you posted.

  • Not everyone who has Parkinsons will die from it, although it is true to say we will all die with it. I think it is important to remember that many people live full and active lives for many years after diagnosis. It is also important to think of those who are not so fortunate.

    The most frightening thing is that we do not know which category we fall into.

  • No one dies FROM PD. They die from complications of it or from some other chronic disease. You cannot live your life worrying about what the future will bring. Just live each day as it comes and be grateful for those good days when you can function. Just because your Mom had PD doesn't mean your course will be the same. I know many PD people who live very full lives. Not all are as lucky.My cousin's MIL swims daily and has very few problems. She is 85. Be grateful we live in an era where so much research is ongoing. Hopefully they will find a cause and a cure soon.

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