I hope that you are beginning to come to terms with the diagnosis.
I was diagnosed 4 years ago, and although I knew there was something wrong the last thing I thought about was Parkinson's. I worked as a Senior Charge Nurse and thought I was far too young for that to be the diagnosis, I was 51 oops forgot that it affected younger folk as well. At my first Neuro appointment I was told they thought PD, but would have a DAT SCAN to rule out anything else. I was at the appointment on my own as I had told my husband that I would be told nothing wrong - hearing the consultant say "have you heard of Parkinson's that's what I think you have" I just looked at him and cried oh me what a fool in front of medical students and a Consultant at the hospital I worked in.
Anyway to cut a long story short, my husband was very supportive and found the local support branch, and through this we have made a completely new circle of friends.I remember thinking how can I continued to nwork,but I did until last November had planned to retire then anyway, as a nurse with no break in service I was able to retire with my superannuation pension, so it was my decision not that PD has got the better of me. I might have Parkinson's but it doesn't have me. I told my staff at a team meeting of my diagnosis and from there on I am always raising awareness of the condition. Last week I was in the local primary school at the cassembly so daunting telling 400 children and tapering it so that they all understood. The children asked questions and one or two of them who didn't know before give me a wave and ask if I'm OK.
I would say to you everyone deals with things differently but we are all here for each other.
Take Care and best wishes