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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.

Your story, too, could inspire others whose lives have been affected by PD.  Share your story today.

Recent Stories

Posted on June 25, 2009 by V D Lopez Let me introduce myself: I have had Parkinson's now for 11 years of my 64, and I am only now beginning to notice some real limitations as I have slowly adapted to them...
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Posted on July 01, 2009I was diagnosed at age 43. After the initial shock, I found that with medication I could live a relatively normal life. Then in 2006, it all came home. The meds stopped working and every day...
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Posted on July 13, 2009By Sherri Woodbridge When, at the age of eight, I was teaching school to my students - my monkey, Pinkie, my life-sized doll, Brenda, and my Raggedy Ann doll, Annie - English and creative...
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Posted on July 13, 2009by Todd Bischoff, M.S., CCLS "I'm sorry. You have Parkinson's disease." I stood in the parking lot, the receipt flapping in my trembling hand, completely stunned by the words I had just heard....
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Posted on July 16, 2009by Billie Hockman I am 74 years old and have had Parkinson's for ten years. That is when I was diagnosed...who knows when it really started? Getting out of a chair, turning over in bed, or...
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Posted on August 08, 2009by Laurie Manna My life as an adult has always been fast moving, an eventful ride that I have taken with enthusiasm. And then, sha-bam! I was diagnosed with Early Onset PD, and I was totally...
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Posted on August 17, 2009by Jim HayesI had DBS surgery in December 2006 after having been diagnosed with Parkinson's since 2000. I was amazed by the way my tremor came under control. Since then I have been playing golf...
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Posted on August 25, 2009My Parkinsonís Disease Story & Symptoms by Gerry Lundy Pre-diagnosed symptoms led to my diagnosis of PD. My first symptom before being diagnosed with PD was, thinking back about 25 years...
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Posted on September 11, 2009by Ronald RodriguesI have made a decision that the glass is going to be half full and that I will make the best of it. It is a conscious effort to do this rather than wallow in self...
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Posted on October 29, 2009By Patricia Sherrick My Parkinsonís story begins in a meat department of all places...I was working there at the time and noticed a tremor of the right big toe. Thinking it was a pinched...
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