Hi Angel - I too had never used a forum before, but really do find the P one very useful and helpful. I am 58 and also recently diagnosed - my visible symptoms are quite mild (hand shaking intermittent, OK), but I have internal tremors which nobody can see of course and which can be so wearing at times, as can be the muscle and joint pain. However, I do agree with other comments about exercise - I have a dog which helps because she has to be walked come what may! I have also joined the Tai Chi class at my PD unit - this is something I would not have considered in a million years, but I do enjoy it very much even if I do constantly get all the moves wrong! I am still waiting for the DVLA to make their decision about me, but believe I too will get a three-year licence.
All the best
Doglover ( don't like these silly names, but understand the reasoning behind them)