I replied to you yesterday on a different issue. Its persisting down today so I thought I'd pass some time on here. Several things which were not in your other post have intrigued me.
I was told PD is not hereditary. Yet my Father had it and I feel this could be a false statement. I know they are looking into this scenario. I just hope they come up with a cure before my children, and grandchildren, grow up to find it is hereditary.
You also mention your work. I sometimes wonder if the work contributes to our PD condition. I know it certainly contributes to a lot of other issues, R.S.I. and growing old before your time, to mention but two. Like you I am 63, but with overtime I must be 105. I personally think my work may have been an issue. Like you I don't regret doing it. I do object to being treated like a number by D.W.P after working so hard though.
When David Cameron......(he with the face as shinny as a rag mans trumpet, you may deduce from this I do not like the man or his politics) put the retirement age up, he forgot one very important thing, we who provide the infrastructure and physically work for a living, age far worse than clerical workers. Come the future I see far more people suffering due to making them work longer in highly physical jobs.
Enough of the doom and gloom......
I look towards a blackening sky,
'Tis then I see the reason why,
I should hibernate till spring comes round,
Like the bears have always found.
I could go to sleep as summer closes,
And wake up in a ring of posies,
No more winter, no more frost,
No more worrying what gas will cost.
Think.......I would save on food, I would save on bills and to boot I'd loose weight, which would impress my doctor.
I had to laugh the other day.....he weighed me and declared I was grossly obese. I am almost 6 ft tall and 16 st. I do have a bit of a beer belly I admit (relaxed muscle in my view). He is about 5 ft 4 ins and looks about the same weight. Pot / kettle springs to mind.
I saw the dietician anyway. She was about 25 st., maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I wouldn't have liked to wrestle her. I came away thinking, we are what we are, and decided not to worry about it too much. A vanilla slice soon put paid to my concerns. Have I ever mentioned the benefits of vanilla slices?
Next week I start on liquorice tea. I wait to see if this has any effect. I hope the effects are not as violent as eating liquorice when I was a kid. If it is, I am investing in some incontinent pants and never again breaking wind.
Orphy......smile and the world smiles with you.....cry and the bank manager looks worried.