We have PD in the Family Maternal and Paternal so I thought I was used to it! Sadly no!
My Grandfather (Paternal) passed in '77 due to having PD and contracting Pneumonia. Then in the early 2000's my aunt (Maternal) after having PD and Diabetes passed after contracting Pneumonia. In 2009 my Uncle (Maternal) was Diagnosed and has just gone into a care home with bad conditions (my Uncle not the care home)
On the 20 th May I had my appointment after the scan (with nuclear medicine) and was told I had the early stages of PD and have been put on Dopamine (2 mg starter).
I am frightened not only for me but for my son and family. I hope and pray there will be a cure or medicine which makes quality of life better for longer, but having this going on in my head doesn't help with the not knowing and the shakes down my right side.
Scary as Hell!