I’m finding out just how important social interaction with my friends and family play in how Parkinson’s and I interact.
It seems that self isolation because of the corona virus makes it harder for me to practice what I preach.
I have been fortunate to have many relationships that make me enjoy my life. These relationships bring a joy to my life, they make me smile and laugh. They provide me with an energy that pushes me forward, I am finding out that what I accomplish is as much, if not more, because of them than because of me,
This self distancing and isolation is taking away this energy.
There is a huge void that is now missing in my life.
Most who know me know that I am a very hands on person when I interact with others. The sense of touch plays an important role in how I interact with others.
As Parkinson’s has effected some of my senses (smell and taste in particular) this touch sensation for me at least, plays even more of a vital role in what makes me, me. And in how I interact with others,
If these last few days have shown me anything it’s that when I am left alone to deal with my Parkinson’s, the fight is A LOT harder.
I’m more listless, more fatigued.
Each day it seems harder to motivate myself and I accomplish less and less.
This can play on me mentally and physically.
I now recognize that whether if it be an individual or in a group, in order for me to cope with my Parkinson’s it is easier with others by my side.
I know eventually this self isolation will end, life will slowly get back to normal. When this happens, beware …. I will want to get back in touch with you!
In the mean time be safe