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 June 25, 2009by Sarah West
Change is a wonderful thing, it can bring good things and bad, uncertainty and unfamiliar territory, it also can be seen in the way we live our lives and grow up or apart.
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...
Posted on January 10, 2011By Alan D Busch
In the first in a series of essays, Chicago writer Alan D. Busch examines the nature of the relationship between his Jewish faith and Parkinson's Disease with which he has...
Posted on August 06, 2010I remember when my Father learned he had Parkinson's. He had just turned 75. We were very close and used to finish each other's sentences.
I said, "Dad you know it's all about..."...
Posted on February 17, 2010by Diane Durkee
I see the stairs and I must go down
Where will they take me?
What lies ahead? I fear the unknown.
What will I find? What will I see?
I know I must go down.
One step at a...
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 April 15, 2011By Peter Gall Dear Friends,My family and I traveled widely during my journalistic career, as far afield as Moscow and Singapore. We did a good job of staying in touch with you...
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 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...