Recently diagnosed with Parkinsons' this Blog is about my personal experience with getting a diagnosis, dealing with the diagnosis and what has helped me. It is hoped that by sharing my experiences, I can encourage others to take the step to seek a diagnosis and to find a way to 'live well' with a path we did not choose, but that we must walk. I call it "Parkies" because it makes it sound a little less serious and maybe even a bit "friendly" for if I cannot avoid the association I can perhaps find a way to walk with it.
I am a health professional who has worked in a variety of health settings for 17 years. The youngest of four siblings, both my parents lived with Parkinson’s for about 20 years. I was diagnosed on 15/12/2020. This Blog is about my life post diagnosis, what I am learning and the things that help me. I hope in sharing this it is not only therapeutic for me, but helps others on their journey.
I have three adult children, five grandchildren and an amazing husband who is my biggest supporter through many of life’s challenges. Family is important to me, even more so now.