I will have had Parkinson's for 10 years as of August of 2010. However, I never think of myself as a person with a "disease". Everyone faces physical challenges as they grow old and this is just a slightly more challenging one to overcome. In some ways I feel quite fortunate -- PD's need for daily rest and exercise meant leaving a demanding corporate job to focus on my health, and it allowed me time to explore and develop artistic pursuits like photography and jewelry design. I LOVE taking photos of beautiful scenery, people's faces, wildlife, and much more.
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