Hello, my name Tom. I am 66 years old and Parkinsons has been with me for the past 5 of my life’s journey, at least from the point of view of diagnosis!. It started with a two-fingered twitch when stressed and has become a right sided tremor coupled with occasional speech problems.
As a guitar player, PD has robbed me of my right hand strumming and finger picking skills whereas my left hand holds down chords and does all the skillful things expected of it. My medication at the present time is Rasagiline and Pramipexole. These days, I can cry at the drop of a hat and find it hard to converse face to face though I am totally lucid on the inside and I communicate via the keyboard for hours at a time!
How do I see “my” PD?..all things considered, I feel that 5 years down the line, I could be a lot worse off. If my body is a machine, then my conveyor belt is broken!