Hi! I’ve been lurking on the forum for a bit and have finally plucked up the courage to post!
I’m 59 and was diagnosed last summer and am still getting my head around what I should be doing as I don’t feel I’m getting much support locally. The neurology consultant referred me for a datscan to confirm her diagnosis and then wrote to say that this confirmed that I have PD and that she would arrange for a parkinson’s nurse to contact me but I haven’t heard from anyone since that letter. My main symptoms are tremor in my left leg and hand and some fairly minor problems with movement on that side.
At the moment I don’t feel that any of this is affecting my life much but it would be useful to be given some advice. For instance, I didn’t discover until very recently how important exercise is. Why didn’t someone tell me this straight away?