2005 to 2011 had 4 or 5 gastro bleeds which led to hospitalisation and blood transfusions. Many tests, cameras and scans never showed cause.
October 2012 diagnosed with PD.
November 2013 sudden abdo pain and emergency surgery which revealed 4 neuro endocrine tumours in colon. They appear to have been sitting there for possibly 10 years!!
My DaT scan suggests that I have probably had PD for 'years' - I have read about others dx with PD who also find they have cancer. so do the two somehow link up? I just don't know. What I do know now is the importance of trying to stay away from stressful situations - difficult - I am fortunate in that here I am at 68 with early stage Parkinsons but its has knocked me for 6 - plus the surgery. However, meditation, trying to live mindfully, writing down 4 or 5 things I am grateful 4 pre sleep, exercise - all so important becuase the slightest stress immediately shows in that my left hand begins juddering! An indication of how much we need to do to take care of ourselves.
So sorry Whitney that you are in midst of chemo but here's hoping we can all get out and do the 30 minutes daily walk which is apparently very healing.