April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month! For April, I’m sharing a series I’m calling, Facing Parkinson’s. One of the ways I cope with Parkinson’s is by taking a beautiful photo or making art. Each day, I will share a photo or artwork that I’ve created that I hope helps you as you face Parkinson’s disease. My Parkinson’s diagnosis compelled me to write this blog, author two books, take pictures and make art, and launch a YouTube channel.
I have had symptoms of Parkinson’s disease since the age of 17. I was diagnosed at the age of 23, after 6 years and 9 different doctors. The image below was taken not too long after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. What seemed like a barrage of doctor’s opinions and pills, I was fortunate to receive a diagnosis, after what seemed like an eternity. It was a relief to finally have a name for the mysterious symptoms that I was experiencing. My Parkinson’s diagnosis set me on this journey over 30 years ago and I continue my commitment to provide education, entertainment, and inspiration to the Parkinson’s community.
If you would like to read more about my journey with Parkinson’s, check out these posts:
- My 30 Year Anniversary of a Parkinson’s Diagnosis with Gratitude
- A Look At Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Awareness Month
- About Karl Robb