Do what you can do

I have just had a significant birthday with family in the Far North. It was a busy time away and very enjoyable. However, I have learned to listen to my body more since my diagnosis. Yes, I walked up quite a decent hill and was able to enjoy a historic monument and stunning view. However, that afternoon I found myself flagging, so while my husband and Whanau went to view another tourist treat, I stayed at our accommodation for a nap. I’m learning that sometimes – even if it feels like I am missing out – listening to my body when I am fatigued is the best thing for me.

Self care is important and you can’t really have that without self awareness. So, I will push myself when I can and climb those hills, but know that it may mean my body needs to rest after and that’s OK.

Published by parklandssue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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