Hi Anne 123
I'm also newly diagnosed on 20 Dec 17. To say it's been an emotional rollercoaster since then is an understatement! On reflection I've had various symptoms on and off for at least 4 years. I went to GP about tremor 18 months ago and in last 8 months have been dragging my leg.
Most people were asking me why I was limping and I'd already told them about my tremor. For me personally I have found it easier to tell people, some are very supportive and others appear to have ignored it! The hardest bit is saying the words 'i've got Parkinson's', so I've emailed or txt some people...
I'm terrified of the whole thing but I'm trying to be very positive and getting support, info and help from wherever I can.
I met with a Parkinson's UK support worker yesterday and she was brilliant as were the Parkinson's nurses at my local hospital.
Hope that helps