New to the forum. Diagnosed last year.

Hi. I was referred for PD diagnosis before COVID but it was confirmed last August.
Worried about losing strength in left arm. Had to ask other half to open a can of soup for me yesterday! Wil have to start exercising more seriously.

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Hi @Miker1, :wave:t4:

Welcome to the Parkinson’s UK forum. :slightly_smiling_face:

I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis; we appreciate how hard it can be to come to terms with your diagnosis and we have a lot of information for newly diagnosed people on our website which will be very helpful to you. You can find this information here.

With regard to the losing strength in your left arm, exercise is really important to manageing your symptom; however, I would advise you to speak to your GP or an occupational therapsit about your arm before you do any exercises to ensure you don’t cause any injuries to yourself. If you need any support or more information on how you can get in touch with a Parkinson’s nurse, please give our free and confidential helpline a call on 0808 800 0303 and one of our advisers will be happy to speak to you.

Best wishes,
Forum Admin

Welcom Miker1 to the forum. I know it is a big shock when you are told that you have Parkinson’s but don’t let it take over your life try and stay positive. It is very slow on comming forward. I was dianosed in 2010 and its only in the last couple of years I realy had to put up a bigger fight. when I found out that I had “Parki” I started doing Tai Chi it was brillant it realy did help me, I also used to play out door bowls I won a few times as well, did quite a bit of fund raising for Parkinson’s UK. Last year I had quite a bad fall, this is when I had to take charge, I found that i could not do the things above, so I am looking around for a new challange, What I’m saying is still try to enjoy what you can but as one door closes another opens. I must admitt I still find it hard to belive, but keep going there’s allways some one on the Forum that you can chat to, also you can get in touch with Parkinson’s UK.