Paul, I suffer from stiffness practically daily and have slowed down considerably over the last year or so, I now stroll everywhere as opposed to walk with any meaning. When my symptoms got so painfull and the chiro/physio weren't working I gave up the gym, maybe 18month ago,started and stopped using wii-fit, started and stopped with the Parkinson's exercise DVD. Having read your post and Christos comment I am determined to get back into some sort of exercise routine again. I don't a usually tremor but I notice when I was labouring for my son who was laying us a patio, I used to be the master craftsman and he the labourer, when I rested and held my hands out I shook like billyo and couldn't hold a glass of g&t without losing half. Seriously thinking back doing the labouring invigorated me and it's a sensation I miss. My legs always feel heavy and I have lost the strength in my arms so I live with that anyway, out comes the wii fit tomorrow
Be positive, forget the bus, I told everyone I have PD and it makes life easier, I don't have to hide anything,my boss and the company know and they have been really accomodating, my mates know and when I stumble and fall they know it's the PD and not the beer, my family know and the grand children know when grandad sits quiet for 10 minutes it's OK. I intend to carry on as normal as possible for as long as possible, I intend to work as long as I can or PD allows me, unless a nice farewell package comes my way. I intend to holiday in the sun and I intend to live to a ripe old age. Shout out your different, real friends will still love you. Don't suffer in isolation.