Scratching the Surface
Is it only me who takes my medication and immediately feels worse?
Am I the only one walking backwards to the toilet or getting round at a crawl?
Is there anybody else who can work themselves up into a frenzy just by imagining things going wrong? God help us if they ever happened.
Can anybody tie their face into a knot, finding themselves unable to open their eyes?
Does anybody but me forget how to speak –unable to form simple words of explanation?
How many people can’t stop in one place for more than a few moments and can never get comfortable?
Who else suffers from muscles in their back which tighten themselves so much it makes you arch your back ridiculously?
Whose clothes suddenly become too tight to bear?
Is there another person who has to go to the loo a million times a night and ends up weeping through sheer exhaustion?
Does anybody out there fool people by putting on the lippy, attempting to smile and saying everything is fine?
Is there anybody else who thinks the above are only scratching the surface of Parkinson’s.