Ok, I'm fairly recently diagnosed ( early this year) and determined not to give in to this bastard disease.
to this end, I've refused to rest up. I play keyboards in a fab couple of bands, and last week played the the O2 academy islington , ( which meant getting in at four in the morning.). I have singing lessons, to try to keep my vocal volume and improve breathing. I also exercise where possible, and am also a part time pro photographer.
I take all types of vitamins, and fish oil, etc, and work full time also. But this week I feel as though I've lost the battle, feeling totally exhausted and not at all on the ball mentally. I'm feeling pretty depressed in spite of all the great things that I'm achieving right now.
Is this really what I must come to expect? I confess, I've taken my meds ( sinemet) up to two hours late, or probably missed the odd dose. How important is this?
Im 55 , and have been extremely active till now, and I really don't want to just roll over to this bloody thing.