My wife Supin had Parkinson's for 25 years. She died in 2011. Soon after she died I began to write a short memoir. However I soon found that just relating all the events as they happened was not enough. So I changed to fiction and widened the focus to include my father and other members of our family. The result was in the end quite a surprise - even to myself. However I hope that I have captured, at least partially, the spirit of who Supin was. A diagnosis of Parkinson's is serious. However it is not the end of the world. Supin adapted,changed and got on with what was really a new life. I am going to add a short post on the 'compulsive behaviour' section of this forum, as Supin developed a taste for casinos and gambling. Again this is obviously a serious issue,however in the memoir I have tried to put it in context. It certainly added a new and unexpected dimenion to our lives! Counterpart by Rorie Smith is available from Amazon or from Tan Tan Books.
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