In praise of Parkinsons nurses


#1
A few weeks ago my symptoms had deteriorated to such an extent that I was sure I was on the slippery slope to oblivion. I was getting depressed and beginning to despair of ever being able to live anything like a reasonable life again. How wrong I was. My PD nurse (bless her) adjusted the dosage and timing of my meds and in less than a week I was starting to feel so much better. Getting the medication right is quite a balancing act so experienced PD nurses are invaluable. We must ensure that every Parkinsons sufferer has access to one.

#2
I agree completely.

#3

I have also just seen my Parkinson's nurse for the first time...and she set up an appointment with a physiotherapist.  I was diagnosed in 2008 and have had to wait quite a time before seeing the nurse...but the sessions with the physio....have made a great difference to aches and pains of stiffness...and even balance problems can be worked on...now I feel more 'looked after'..and move and walk better!

Mag


#4

We've just got one at York again so hoping to meet her soon. It is nice to know someone is at the end of a telephone and able to help with out waiting months to see someone