Hi, I’m new to the forum, my husband has been recently been diagnosed with PD. I am shell shocked after having such a terrible year. So many of my family were ill last year, I supported them all through operations, chemotherapy and then I lost my mum after a 6 month illness. Though I would not change being with her and had some lovely moments, she was independent and making sure she was being looked after, was exhausting - I got caught up in a system I knew little about, fighting both the hospital and social services to make sure she wasn’t sent home to a place that wasn’t safe for her. She wouldn’t let me claim any benefits for her and I would be constantly online researching charities etc, once I got home. I never got her home which is my one regret but I did try. I have barely had time to catch my breath when we received this news… He was my total rock and had been saying that he had a trapped nerve! He is so worried that he is going to do the same to me and wear me out. I am trying to stay positive and reassure him. He has the Billy Connolly left arm tremor but on the plus side (I hope) the left lobe lesion is described as being ‘insignificant at this stage’, he doesn’t even take aspirin so I doubt he will try pills unless he really has to. He is staying active which I am encouraging him to do but like another posting, I don’t know whether to back-off and leave him some independence at this early stage, or stay close. I was supposed to return to work this year and was quite looking forward to using my brain again! I lived off a redundancy payment all last year but it won’t last forever, on the other hand, he has to come first. Selfishly, I’d like to go to a bungalow sooner rather than later, so we can still make friends together in a street but he says the thought of moving is scary. I am rambling on - sorry, but we have only had the diagnosis from the consultant, haven’t even seen the PS specialist nurse or had a doctor talk about what to expect yet. I am already reading and reading trying to see how to make the journey easier.