In the ten years on and off the forum I should imagine you have come across a great range of people all with something in common - the dreaded PD.
The one thing that has struck me more than anything else is the fortitude, strength determination, stoicism, and humour, people with this bloody awful disease have.
As an eighty year old (next month) I am forever impressed by young people with PD and how they flex their muscles and get on with life, yet knowing what a bastard Mr Parkinson is.
Like you, mentally I’m fine but physically and physiologically things are exhausting.
Some are due to my age, most due to PD.
I’ve been married for 55 years. It was difficult for my wife to take on board the diagnosis of PD, seven years ago, but she has been marvellous.
You say you can be quite positive and I get that feeling from your posting. By the same token I can’t imagine you indulging in much self-pity.
I have two daughters in their fifties and three granddaughters in their twenties. My granddaughters are gems and fuss over me and give me so much love. I don’t see them very often, two are at Uni and all three quite a long way from us.
I sometimes stay off the Forum for several months but invariably return for updated info. Also I like to contribute to Creative Corner, or just read the postings on it, which is great fun.
So, as you say, grab the sod with both mitts, where it hurts and manage him into submission.
As you know with the Forum replies can be intermittent when I first joined three years ago I didn’t get a reply so I asked the question “is there anybody out there?”