Hi everyone, I went to my docs about a month ago for a bad back and she noticed my tremor in my left hand. I was called in later in the day to see another doctor , who,I was told, had more understanding of what was suspected. After conversation, and an examination she asked me what I thought I might have?.
my wife left me four years ago for someone else, I lost my home and set about creating a new life, battling depression at the same time. For this reason, although I was aware something wasn't right (as a keyboard player and guitarist I was very aware that my left hand was slowing down or " disobeying me" ) . And my balance faltered from time to time. I put this all down to stress and circumstances. I also gave up a little business I was running because it was all becoming to stressful for me, with even small problems seeming insurmountable. For these reasons, I put my symptoms down to anxiety and stress.
I was completely blindsided therefore when she said that she thought me to be in the early stages of Parkinsons .
I have waited a month now, with another to go,before my neurology appointment. I have since read many articles on the disease. The question I have is, does anyone else on the forum play an instrument,? And if so what kind of impact has PD had on your abilities? I realise this might seem petty to others, but music really is a huge part of my life.......I have also been unable to sing for some years now, despite having earned a living from it for many years....I wonder now if PD is a contributing factor?