Two years on from the Parkinson’s diagnosis

This week was the second anniversary of my Parkinson’s diagnosis. I looked at some statistics regarding this unforgettable day and was shocked to find that 42% of patients were unaccompanied at these meetings. The amiable husband has been with me to every consultant and Parkinson’s appointment, as a support and as someone to make notes and ask questions. Two years on and things are more difficult but still manageable, I continue to just take the neuro protector medication which has no side effects and may be helpful. The dodgy left arm is a nuisance, particularly when walking but changes are so slow one can generally find a way round things. I am more clumsy and sometimes the fingers on my left hand tend to freeze and then need a bit of encouragement to get moving. People say I look really well and I certainly feel it. All the pilates, hydrotherapy, badminton, swimming and walking keep you fit! All the coffee, lunches and teas chatting with friends keeps you sane!

The Blog has now had more than 4,000 Viewings from over 60 countries. They are mostly from friends and acquaintances but I seem to have some daily from Brazil, which is interesting.

Earlier this month the amiable husband and I went with a large group to a hotel in Devon with a focus on sporting and art activities. I played badminton each morning, walked on Dartmoor daily, swam and enjoyed massages while he played different golf courses, did pistol shooting, archery and joined me on one of the walks.

..ready for action!

..ready for action!

...walk on the wild side - Black Tor, Dartmoor.

…walk on the wild side – Black Tor, Dartmoor.

We have been away several times this year with no problems so have booked a trip to the lovely daughter in Australia next March, a short cruise with college friends in April, exploring the Lake Como area in Italy in June and a walking break near Ludlow in September.

Looking forward to them all in 2015.