I was diagnosed in April 2017 and am still coming to terms with the frustrations. I wrote this in the early hours and wanted to share these thoughts with you all.
Life Behind the mask
Where does Parkinsons come from
And why did it come for me?
I don’t smoke, do drugs, I try to keep fit!
Enjoy a wine or the odd G&T!
Parkinson’s does not discriminate
Doesn’t care about race, sex or age
It switches off your happy cells
Makes your face freeze like a blank page.
It slows down all your movements
Brain says run but your body says walk
Some have the joy of tremors
Loss of smell and slurred talk.
No cure yet just a gradual decline
Not a killer, so thankful for that.
But a condition you do have to live with
Reliant on meds and Neurologist chat!
I try to be a positive ‘Parkie’
Take my meds, keep mobile and fit
A sense of humour is truly essential
And basically I just try to get on with it
Life in the slow lane does takes some adaption
With family and friends helping keep up the pace
There are worse things out there that can get you.
So I try to enjoy life and keep a smile on my face