I sometime wonder. Why is it that I care so much what people thinks about me? Half of the time they don’t know I have Parkinson. Much of the time what judgment they've pass or expressed, it’s base on ignorance. Quoting Plato “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.” Once I was traveling in an airplane, as we were getting ready to deplane, a lady in the front row looked at me, and uttered. “WHAT DRUGS ARE YOU TAKING” Because I was trembling like a leaf. My meds at that time was wearing off. She sounded so ignorant that everybody just looked at me sympathetic and in total disbelieved.
Never the less that did not stop me from feeling miserable, embarrass and just plain bad. I've always said that Parkinson will not kill me, but it’s very disabling. I can get used to the disabling part; I can adjust dosages, change pills. But not what person thinks. So what’s bad about PD? What people think, this we can’t change.