Don’t feel guilty. With our condition it is important to reduce stress and confrontation as much as possible. This does not reflect on your sense of compassion for fellow patients.
My mother had PD for 35 years before she died aged 85, so I had first hand experience of what eventually awaits me. I was diagnosed in 2010 and mercifully progression has been been slow so far. The reason I am writing is because I couldn’t face going to the local support group. I felt as though I was admitting to being a victim, and being 61 at the time I still felt relatively young and the group quite rightly catered for an older age group. I apologise to anyone offended by this - it is not my intention and I feel guilt mentioning it which goes against my opening comment. The point is, if you derive no benefit from it there is no point carrying on with it so long as it is not to the detriment of others. So be kind to yourself. You can contribute by taking part in this forum.
I will close by apologisng again if I have offended anyone with my comments.
Best wishes to everyone.