I was reading some replies this morning and as I was reading I realised that many of us use a few words to sum up our attitude to Parkinson’s. My own, if you have read some of my posts will be familiar to you and to these I add a few I picked up today. I personally find it quite uplifting that others share my view that Parkinson’s can be challenged and simple words like this can be real motivators, so I love reading these sorts of things that crop up naturally on the forum. However I also think that if someone, even one person, picks up on the right words for them, you could be giving someone the wonderful gift of starting to see their Parkinson’s in a different way and help them live better with Parkinson’s - and before anyone suggests that is over simplifying or naive, I am only too well aware that as things stand at the moment Parkinson’s will eventually catch up with us all; however I have no intention of sitting idly by and waiting for that to happen and if a few positive statements help even one person manage their Parkinson’s better is that not worth at least trying? So I would like to invite anyone to add their own mantra to this post and perhaps between us we will have managed to help both ourselves and others live better with Parkinson’s. Over to you.
PS With thanks to those I quoted today - I hope you didn’t mind lol
I have Parkinson’s it doesn’t have me (Tot)
I don’t give it star billing. I am Tot first and I happen to
have Parkinson’s (Tot)
Parky can go and whistle and I will do it my way
So we’ve got to keep having a go (Hemyock)
I’m not letting this beat me yet (Peterb1951)