I had a lady called wendy call me from the local job centre the other afternoon.
She said '' hi i'm wendy from your local job centre, i'm just calling i understand you've just been put into the support group, but would you like too consider going back too work??"
Yes that's right i was put into the support group just two week's ago.
"on my notes you were put into it for pain or something??"
Actually i was diagnosed october 1st with Parkinsons
"oh erm oh err oh well we realise it's all fresh and all that but i have too offer this but you could be better off working and erm volunteering"
I havent started treatment yet and all i can think about is parkinsons and Me, sorry!! and if i ever get well enough for a day off parkinsons too think about a job of any kind it'll be a job that fits around me.
"ooh ermm ok i'll leave it on file as that, we are here too offer support that's the point of support group".
So the lady from the job centre didn't have the right infomation and prob doesn't really know much about parkinsons or any other condition really, shes just a wheel in a cog that doesnt have understanding.
a example of "why is it important too raise awareness of parkinsons??!!".