I have been reading the forum for a few weeks now and it confirmed to me that I have Parkinsons. The thought of which left me incredibly anxious and fearful of the future. It all started about 12 months ago when I felt as if there were bands tied round my ankles. I was still playing tennis, in fact I have played some kind of sport all my life. Just put it down to getting old so I said goodbye to Madrid when I went for the Open last year. In December a twitch started on the index finger of my left hand and a week later there was twitching on my right hand which has continued. I went to my GP who is spanish (and I speak spanish) who always listens to what I have to say. He has referred me to a neurologist but I am waiting for an appointment. Its fear of the future that worries me the most because I live alone and do not have a family support network. I took up the piano when I retired early and I love doing it but the twitching has made my playing poorer. It now gives me the reason why my hands were shaking so much in the piano exams. Thoughts of not being able to drive anymore fill me with horror. Anyway, that's me so hola to everyone and I hope that this post does not read like gibberish.