Don't know why but I am not receiving your posts until about a week after they are sent.
The worst people around are those that tut and complain in the queue at the cash desk when I'm trying to pay. The nicest are those in the supermarket who come up beside me and whispers 'can they help me' and just go away when I say no thank you.
The thing I hate is when I'm with people that are my friends and family but they haven't seen me for a while and I can hear the gasps when I am 'off' and I try to get up and walk.
My close friends have all learnt how to deal with me and they are sympathetic when I need someone to talk to and just let me get on with things when I'm OK.
I would tell someone that on diagnosis that they should read the literature about PD that the charity provides and then make up their minds as to what they are going to listen to and what they need to leave alone at the moment and not think about until they get to the stage of needing more advice.
To get me to go out in the evening my friends are really great and we book a table in a restaurant much earlier than they usually go out so we finish earlier and I'm still 'with it'.