Hello, fed, old friend --
I have not visited the general forum for a while, checking in on my previous topics only. So I'm sorry to be late in responding here -- also sorry you are having such a period of pain and loss, loss of both time and friends. Two things I have in common with you. First, I long ago switched to an electric toothbrush. Even as mild as my PD symptoms are, I cannot make that repetitive motion of brushing teeth with any significant force behind it. The teeth end up exactly as they started; it's non-brushing if I use a manual toothbrush.
Second, there's the phenomenon of time's passing ever faster and taking our friends from us along the way. I could swear I ended my career just a few years ago, but if this is really 2016, it's been 20 years! My husband's passing was surely just months ago. Yes, 55 months! Everything accelerates as we age (except the workings of the mind, alas), and I have read interesting theories on why this is our impression. But I won't go into those now. For me, the sense that time is going by faster than ever plus the live-day-by-day effect of PD have created in me an eagerness to use my time well. I have eliminated some activities and gradually removed some people from my life. I have spent more time on reading and writing, travel and music, and all things I value most highly. My family and truest friends are important parts of my life.
Since I am in this period of hastening time, I am aware that the years remaining to me are not great in number. And I know they will pass even faster than previous years of the same number. Yet somehow that is not a worry to me. So long as I am using my days as well as circumstances allow, I am satisfied.
Obviously, a very significant difference between us is the pain that you suffer. My daily pains, though they are present, are nothing to mention in comparison to yours. When I know your pain, I shall probably also have a changed attitude about time and its use. I can only offer sympathy and good wishes, fed.