Hi ya, I’m really happy I’ve managed to lift your spirits as dealing with Parkinson’s is not easy. It’s a nightmare for anyone that has it but I think it’s especially difficult if you are diagnosed with it young. When you’re young you have ambitions and drive, PD completely changes the direction you were heading in. It’s not just the disease you have to deal with, it’s the way it invades your life. I love my husband very much and will do what I can for him, but we have to remember our lives have been impacted too. We are hurting just as much as them, people forget that. It’s horrible living with it and it’s even worse watching the person you love struggle on a daily basis.
On a positive note, I do appreciate that he is still here, alive and kicking. There is always someone out there worse off than yourself, I have to remind myself of that when I’m feeling down. We just have to take one day at a time and be grateful for all the things we do have in our lives.
My husband still has a great sense of humour which is extremely important in life. I want to share with you and your husband some of his jokes, my husband get’s through things by joking. He finds joking about his condition helps. I hope they make you laugh:
When the consultant asked my husband if he was working, he replied “no, but I’ve applied for a job, my husband said I don’t think I will get it though. He said think positive and my husband said alright, I’m positive I won’t get it. The consultant said why? What have you applied for? My husband’s reply was, it’s waiving the planes in at Newquay Airport”
Another quick joke from my husband: "I’m going to hold a charity disco for Parkinson’s, the first song starts with shaking all over, second is shake, rattle and roll and finally finishing with the hippy, hippy, shake.