Well it has been 4 weeks and 2 days since I officially joined the ranks of the afflicted. I am now on 6 mg Eppinix XL daily. Nausea is currently my worst side effect. It comes and goes and varies in intensity. My tremor still rattles away but less so than in the premed days. The rigidity and slowness is still making my right hand more useless than my left hand but I have noticed a slight improvement in scrawl that passes for my handwriting (thank goodness for computer keyboards) My Parkinson's nurse thinks I will need to be on 10 mg ropinirole daily to tame the tremor so I still have some way to go before I hit the optimum dosage.
I think I'm in the right place mentally and just want to concentrate on doing the best I can with the cards I've been dealt. I am lucky to have some great friends who have stepped up to the plate in their support for me . I am also back at work again and enjoying it. I am very fortunate to have a very understanding employer, managers and colleagues.
Parkinson's.Org have a 6 part self management course starting later this month in our neck of the woods and I was fortunate to obtain a place.
So far so good ...