Everyone's experience of living with Parkinson's is unique. Here, real people living with Parkinson's share their stories about the challenges and joys of living with Parkinson's - about adjusting to diagnosis, dealing with employment issues, finding the endeavors (academic, artistic or athletic) that are therapeutic to their symptoms and/or outlook...and more.
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Posted on July 10, 2014
By Marc Sherman, J.D.
ďWe have two lives ... the life we learn with and the life we live after that. Suffering is what brings us towards happiness.Ē
~ Bernard Malamud, The Natural
Posted on September 25, 2013By Claire Berman
December 11, 2001 - the day that changed my life - was unseasonably mild. I had an appointment to see a renowned specialist in movement disorders to check out a slight tremor...
Posted on August 01, 2013By Ron Grunhut
This story was originally constructed as a photo essay. Visitors are encouraged to view the original essay by clicking here or on the cover image at right.
I returned to work as...
Posted on March 21, 2012By Margaret Tennant
Dear Friends, The purpose of this note is not to scare you, nor to ask for pity, but simply to share with you what I have been experiencing with Parkinsonís. It is hard for...
Posted on June 03, 2011by Alan Busch
Author's note: This is the second in a series of articles about living with Parkinson's Disease from the point of view of a Jew of faith. The introductory piece: "Ben Zoma Says:...
Posted on October 20, 2011By Ronald Rodrigues
This formidable opponent has left my movements slow and clumsy. But I am determined to fight back. I watch my family and friends watching me as I tread cautiously down...
Posted on September 16, 2011Annie Konopka is a mother of two and she has been married to Joe for 20 years. Before she married Joe, Annie was very interested in a TV/Modeling career. She attended John Casablanca Modeling...
Posted on August 19, 2011Hi I'm a 56 year old male. I have had Parkinson's disease for 12yrs and I would like to share my story.
After being told at 44yrs that I had PD I had a choice I could curl up in the fetal...
Posted on August 11, 2011Following numerous tests I was finally diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1994.
I remember crying and saying to my husband Art "what am I going to do now? He replied, "the same things you are...
Posted on August 06, 2011If you read the medical definition of Parkinson's, it sounds like a drawn out oxymoron. Parkinson's is a degenerative neurological disease characterized by involuntary movements and lack of...