I have had Parkinson's for 7 years this April. Now I am used to it and mostly happy. But why is there no cure? A friend tells me that her husband is going to do a skydive for PD; I see sponsored bike rides and all sorts of stuff but it depresses me. PD must cost the economy so much. I was 51 when I was diagnosed and had to give up teaching. There should be a proper targeted push to find a better way to control the symptoms, one which does not rely on these homespun initiatives.
Anyway, that's probably a bad start. What I wanted to say was, this condition is very slow moving and if you are recently diagnosed, there are many worse things to be saddled with. Pace yourself and don't be afraid. Having this degenerative disease has probably taught me the wisest lesson of my life. Enjoy the present moment. It really can be done.