I don’t remember anyone asking me if I wanted a life with Parkinson’s disease. No one offered me a choice to decline it’s arrival.
Parkinson’s disease has taught me so much about living! It has brought me a perspective, a purpose, and a focus! I met my wife and began more than 2 businesses because of this illness. Parkinson’s isn’t my friend but I won’t call it my enemy. I am truly grateful for what Parkinson’s has brought me and the friendships that I have made because of it!
I don’t tell people that I am fighting this illness , for that is too violent and negative. I prefer to say, “I am working with it and around this illness and am making the necessary adjustments to live with it”.
No, I didn’t invite Parkinson’s into my life, at least knowingly, but I am doing my best to accommodate for it.