Hi, my name is Jason. I live in Mexborough, I am 45 years old and I have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Hard to believe I know, but I take my meds and try to see the cup as half full. Let me give you a brief history of my journey to today.
About a year and a bit ago, I was fit and healthy 43 year old in full time employment as a dispatch worker. I then noticed my movements in my right hand and arm started to slow. My time to get the packing jobs done became more and more difficult to achieve. I was eventually given two choices, speed up or hand in my notice. You guess right if you chose the noticed option.
As 2017 progressed, my symptoms gradually got worse. from jan 2018 to beginning of march 2018 my symptoms got seriously bad to a point where I took 5 mins to put a t-shirt on, I could barely feed myself, My walking was poor and penguin like. It felt like I was doing things in slow motion. Life as a whole became very frustrating and difficult.
I was eventually admitted to hallamshire hospital neuro ward on the 8th march 2018 for diagnostic and treatment for Parkinson’s. spent a week in hospital, due to the meds, I am back to about 85-90% of movement. my body twitches when washing pots for example, my right hand and arm still shake but not as bad before the meds kicked in.
I hope to get back on my bicycle again. I will not let this disease beat me. Anyway that’s my story so far.
thank you for reading my post. I’ll post some more thoughts as I think of them