Seems a very apt name for the gales outside today,
I am Caroline and at age 55, I have been Dx now for almost three years
This disease / syndrome / condition, whatever you choose to call it, is an interesting and challenging one, different for everyone but still somehow the same in many respects.
I count myself extremely fortunate that I am still able to work full time, with a few helpful adaptations,I never expected that I would still be independent. I remember saying to my boss I may not be able to continue working for more than a year or two, but here I still am, a bit stiffer, a bit more clumsy but still working.
I have also discovered the body's way of helping to adapt, I find myself using my left hand without even thinking now, strange!.
Medication has always been a challenge for me, i am, it seems, very sensitive to PD medications and the first 18 months were a challenge but my neurologist eventually found a mix of drugs that has worked for me and no doubt yours will do the same for you, it may just take time.
A word or two of caution:
- never stop talking, it really does make a difference
- always ask for help if you need it, we all need help sometimes
- keep an eye out for uncharacteristic behaviour if on DA's (Hyper sexuality sounds fun but it wears thin, believe me)
- Don't let the b...... grind you down.
a warm welcome.