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Some good, some not so good, seven years of Parkinson’s

A reflection of the current situation.
The good things are many including;
– Managing most things.
– Driving, albeit only locally.
– Symptoms well controlled by medication, mainly my dopamine substitute.
– Enjoying times with friends, old and new.
– Pilates keeps stiffness at bay.
– Singing in the local choir for Parkinson’s  UK.
– Being part of Dance for Parkinson’s at English National Ballet in London.
– Swimming in a local pool.
– Helping on the local committee for Parkinson’s UK in the local area – over 200 members.
– No pain.
– My problems are mostly on my left side, luckily I am right handed.
– Coping with cooking, follow recipes.
– Being able to get up and down off the floor to play with our grandson and read copious “Thomas the Tank Engine” books!

Thomas and Friends

Not so good but manageable are things like;
– Clumsiness, from dropping glasses to not being able to do up the car seat belt for Handsome Henry.
– Sometimes having a very dry mouth.
– Getting more anxious.
– Not always being able to sleep so need a nap some afternoons.
– Being more forgetful.
– When walking I can get an uneven gait, I call it my “jiggy” leg.
– I am still playing some badminton but my ability is poor now!
– Needing to go to the loo more often.
Support from family and friends is a wonderful help; I am very lucky.
Have a Happy Christmas!

 

2 thoughts on “Some good, some not so good, seven years of Parkinson’s

  1. Well Elspeth, it looks as if the positives still outweigh the negatives and I am very glad to confirm that you are definitely a half-full person. Keep going. I am sure your very positive attitude helps enormously and your determination is inspiring. Sorry we didn’t see you recently but hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. It can’t fail to be good with Laura and Henry home with you to celebrate.
    Love
    Frances x

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