Support

I have lived in France for 12 years and my Parkinson’s started 5 years ago. I am looking for someone’s who can spare time via the internet to support me when it gets difficult emotionally and I hit that invisible wall
I am 70, married to a lovely lady who tries her best but sometimes I need to share my darkest thoughts with someone else
Hope to hear from you if you think you can be my buddy
Dave

Hi @Dave-73, :wave:

A warm welcome to the forum. :slightly_smiling_face:

I’m really sorry to hear that you’ve been having such a rough time, Parkinson’s affects everyone differently; however, I am sure the vast majority of our members can relate to what you’re feeling. The good news is you’re in the right place and there are many people on the forum who can speak to for support. We have an ‘Insomnia’ thread which is a popular thread on the forum for people who find it hard to sleep and need someone to speak to. I’d strongly recommend that you check it out and perhaps introduce yourself there as well - Insomnia.

I’m sure everyone will welcome you with open arms. We also have a lot of information on our website here to help and support you, so please feel free to explore it in your own time - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/.

Lastly, our helpline service is also here to help you in your time of need and though there is a one hour time difference between the UK and Paris, you are still welcome to contact us on 0808 800 0303 from Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm (Closed Sundays/bank holidays). You can also reach us via email at [email protected].

Best wishes,
Reah
Forum Community Manager

Hi @Dave-73
Come and join the musketeers on the Insomnia thread.
I’m up most nights and would love to chat to you.
Also try a look at the “what are your favourite songs” thread.
There’s always someone to play along with any time of the day.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Tommy :pill: :pill: :pill:

Always happy to listen :slight_smile:
We all have rough days.
Annie