My Parkinson’s & Me
People often ask why I make Public my health.
-It’s not out of conceit, and certainly not for the wealth.
But fourteen long years ago something happened to me,
Since when I’ve never stopped trying to be the best I can be.
On that day - a doctor told me in five minutes flat,
You’ve got Parkinson’s Disease – its as simple as that!
At 32 years young I was left quite numb and quite cold –
I thought this was a condition that only affected the old.
But with the support of my Parkinson’s Nurse,
I’ve learnt to live with my illness as a friend, not a curse,
And with a positive outlook and a good state of mind,
I’ve shown how to overcome challenges – however unkind.
Too often people complain about the most trivial of things,
With all the doom and the gloom this pessimism brings,
But if people just relaxed and put a smile on their face,
They might even find their world a happier place.
And the reason I write is to show how I cope,
And to give any new sufferers some much needed hope.
(I’m still working full-time 14yrs after being diagnosed)
Good evening pasty
14 years of having PD and still working marvellous!! I've had PD now 5 years and working for me has now become more difficult, so well done you . Keep going.
take care PB x
Good Morning Pasty,
You are an inspiration
Yes, hope is important, for all of us, but especially those diagnosed as young as you were. It's great you keep positive. And that you spread the word. All the best.
Hi Pasty thank you for sharing your poem with us.I'm on a bit of a downer at the moment, and your words made me feel better.It just seems to be one battle after another.Bless you
What is life ,trouble
From the cradle to the grave
You are given a smile
To make life worthwhile
Tears to stop you going insane
Nobody knows another ones pain
Another's anguish or fear
So I thank you for your words
Of positivity and hope
14 yrs is a very long time