I am sure I am going to catch hell for this but I need to get it out. I am not a big fan of the way Micheal J Fox goes around to all these talk shows without taking his meds and twitching around. Then I see him on tv HBO's Curb your Whatever or the red carpet not nearly as bad as he was on Regis and Kelly or anyone of the morning shows. Parkinson affects people very differently mine is stiffness it felts like, I was going paralyzed. I am kind of thankful because the dbs surgery worked well for me. Before that in order to walk I would have to take about 5 different med 5 to 6 times a day. or I be in a wheelchair. It would come out of the blue , I d feel my hands getting stiff then 5 minutes later I was done. Some mornings my med wouldn't kick in til the 2nd or 3rd dose but the Dyskinesia was coming on also due to the sinemet. So here I am at my social security hearing last year not moving and I am told it didn't look like Parkinson's,.Their own definition clearly states rigidity in two or more limbs. I blame this on the Fox Factor ill call it. Sure he done more than anyone has ever done for Parkinson's ever. Especially more than me, but I believe he also stereotyped us. to where if our symptoms are not the same as Micheal J Fox. Then we are not that bad or don't have Parkinson's I once heard him say in an interview he said, he doesn't take meds to see where it will take him,,,Mike ill let you know it takes you... to a wheel chair. Its not brain surgery or should I say rocket science So thanks to the Fox Factor I must go through yet another Christmas where my kids don't get crap. i am stuck in a one room apt. Girls dump you when they find out you have PD the sane ones any way. Mike please take your meds or do whatever you do before you do your tv shows for your interviews and lets show some of the advances what little there are with p/d. The public see you as our poster boy and if your never showing signs of improvement neither does pd...
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