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.
Posted on April 23, 2009By Carey Christensen
The intricate interplay between body and mind that characterizes Parkinsonís disease (PD) has fascinated me ever since my diagnosis in 1999. For me, good mental health is...
Posted on April 27, 2011My Dad's dad came here from Liverpool when he was 13. He died of cancer at age 48. My Dad was 21 at that time. My Dad always said every year he had after 48 was gravy.
Jimmy Ross is an...
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 May 21, 2009By Brenda Harris
Exercise and helping others to exercise are my passions and have been integral to both my personal and professional life for over 30 years. I have worked in the fitness...
Posted on December 31, 2009By Su Kas
How often have we heard the refrain "Health is Wealth" and we say, huh uh, and continue going our merry way oblivious to the significance of those three words. That phrase is...
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
Posted on April 23, 2009By Carolyn Stephenson
Facing the future when you are living with a chronic disease like Parkinsonís disease (PD) is challenging for anyone. If you are like me and you ďlive alone with PD,Ē...
Posted on June 10, 2010by Dale Preece Kelly
I was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinsons about eight years ago. It started with a tremor in my hand - my
thumb actually. I went to the doctor and had all of the tests....
Posted on January 26, 2011When Linda Giorgilli first signed up for Facebook, one of the worldís largest social networking sites, she thought it would be a nice way to connect with friends. †In the past two years, it has...
Posted on June 17, 2010by Joy Esterberg
An African man asked by a neighbor what he thought of the new school principal, replied, ďI donít know, I havenít seen him dance yet."
This struck me as a very telling comment....