Today, I was telling someone about my story. My journey with Parkinson’s. It is something of a challenge to talk about some of the early days with this condition and how I felt back then. At times the emotion of it all crept into my voice, but that is the reality of this condition. It is hard. It is emotional.
But it is real. The emotion I feel is real and I can’t deny it. I have to accept that from time to time, emotions might rise to the surface and that’s OK.
I have always strived to be honest and open in this Blog. I don’t want to pretend that life is all ‘sunshine and roses’ when sometimes it isn’t. If life is hard at the time, I will say that it is hard. Resisting and pretending would get me nowhere. Being honest and working through what I feel is the better path.
So, I told my story and I got emotional at times. That’s OK.
In the main, life is good. I have my family and my work and the most supportive husband I could wish for. He is a huge part of my story. My journey is his journey too and I always want to acknowledge that. This year we have been together 20 years and my goodness, there has been a lot going on in those years! We have been through the loss of our parents, my son and other family members. We have been through earthquakes. We have supported each other through difficult jobs and having no job. Difficult times can make or break a relationship and I can honestly say, all we have been through together just makes us stronger. We have been through a lot and that is even before Parkinson’s joined the party!
So, 20 years together this month. I hope he puts up with me for 20 more!