I'm sorry that the title offends you, Maddison, but on the first page I explain my reasons for it and that's how Parkinson's has affected me. It affects us all differently and some may find my story unpleasant, ugly, offensive, melodramatic or just plain boring or irrelevant. Some may relate to it, whilst others find it totally at odds to their own experiences, but it is my story.
My book probably is depressing and makes uncomfortable reading at times, but my hope is that it will help people who have been affected in a similar way to realise that they are not alone and to understand and make sense of the feelings that they have and the struggles they face. It is also designed to help people with no experience of Parkinson's to understand some of the complexities of the illness and the difficulties (physical, mental, social and financial, etc) that people with Parkinson's endure. My attitude may seem negative overall, but it is 9 years since I was diagnosed and hey, look at me, despite everything I'm still standing! Well, most the time anyway.
Once again, I apologise if the title upsets you but thanks for your input and have a good day.