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Five weeks into lockdown with Parkinson’s

Well, how our lives have changed in these last weeks. Will they ever be the same again?
People with Parkinson’s tend to be an anxious lot and I certainly am concerned about the future. Sleep, always a problem for me is worse than usual which makes me feel permanently tired.
I miss the days when we usually look after Henry. When will all the family be able to have a meal together? The first couple of weeks it was fine to catch up with all those jobs we have been meaning to do but never get round to but now I just want my old life back. As I become more aware of Parkinson’s symptoms I want to make the most of enjoying each day and Corona virus is stopping that.
Enough moaning, we have much to be glad about. The weather has been glorious and I have been out walking every day.The bluebells have been beautiful.

Bluebell wood

Reading in the garden and getting lost in a book is a real treat.

The introduction of Zoom has made it easier to keep in touch with friends, be it a virtual coffee morning, book club or lunch.
Our lovely Pilates teacher puts weekly classes on YouTube which keeps the stiffness away.
Roll on the day, sometime in the future when we get our freedom back, it may be a while for us unlucky enough to be in the vulnerable group,
Keep smiling AND stay safe.


5 thoughts on “Five weeks into lockdown with Parkinson’s

  1. You are right Elspeth we do have a lot to be thankful for but it is very hard not to be able to see or touch our children and grandchildren. Chin up and keep smiling.

  2. I think this is the first time you have ever seemed despondent. I’m sorry you are feeling so bad. It is not easy, I know, as no one can really see an end to this virus. I take one day at a time and don’t try to think of the future now. John is classed as being at high risk so we are both isolated in fact. Our daughter and a neighbour shop for us – and when we can get a slot, Mr Tesco delivers. The garden is our saviour and thank goodness for the sunshine. Rainy days are not good. However, life is still good and we are lucky to have wonderful family and friends. It makes you appreciate what is really important. Chin up. There is still a lot to be thankful for. xx

  3. What a beautiful picture of the Bluebell Wood Elspeth. The spring flowers have been wonderful this year and the bluebells are exceptional aren’t they. It certainly is a tough time and one which we could never have imagined but we are grateful to have lots of Facetime calls from both Lisa and family and Stuart Bron and the little ones in Australia as well as from our lovely famiky and friends. We are counting the days untll we can at last get together with family and friends face to face and in the meantime we must continue to be grateful for good health and having the privilege of having a lovely home garden and good food.

    Lots of love to you and all the family

    Elizabeth and Ken xxxx

  4. Keep smiling, you are doing so well and know you are missing the family and hugs. Like you can’t wait to get out of this situation but guess we must be patient.xx

  5. Positive as always Elspeth – well done! Once again it looks as if we won’t be meeting up for our lunch anytime soon but never say never. I was in SA when lockdown here was announced so I decided to come home early to avoid getting stuck out there which turned out to be the right decision as it’s total lockdown there – miserable! Only managed 2 out of the 5 weeks but c’est la vie !
    Until next time, best wishes, Sue x

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