I am 57, married with a daughter, two sons and 7 grandchildren - who all reside in the UK. Several years ago,I moved to Egypt when my husband took a teaching post in Cairo.It was there that I experienced the first signs of PD, although I didn't realise it at the time. Five doctors in Egypt and the UK noticed the tremor in my left hand but failed to recognise the cause.I was prescribed medication for anxiety.
We moved to Bucharest in August 2010 where,finally,I was diagnosed. During the summer, we return to the UK for a couple of months and there is no shortage of support - but it can get a bit lonely in Romania, with only my husband and consultant to talk to.
So...if anyone here fancies a chat from time to time, it would be great. Before moving abroad, I designed and made alternative bridal gowns. Since leaving, I have written a novel and am designing a collection of alternative jewellery. I like to keep busy!!