I had previously been told on a number of occasions that I definitely did not have Parkinsons that when a consultant told me different I was completely devastated. He just said you have Parkinsons, without any sympathy or explanation as to what may lay ahead.
I changed my Consultant, but the damage was done. At that time I had a close relative with the same condition, but a lot further down the line than I was. I was terrified. My new consultant took the time to explain things to me and I have now accepted my new companion.
How different things could have been for me; and for others, if things were explained to us earlier. I will never forgive that first Consultant.
I hope that no one else has a similar experience.