I have just come home after seeing my consultant. During our chat he said that for someone who has had Parkinson's for 13 years I'm relatively in good shape - note relatively. Everything is relative! He is of the opinion that the reason for this is that I went and had myself checked out as soon as a symptom manifested its self namely slight tremor right hand. The sooner it can be diagnosed the better for the patient. Sounds obvious but how many people do you know who put off going to the doctor's until it is too late or at least detrimental to their condition. I know a few.