Self Isolation and my Parkinson’s

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

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Published by Parkinson's My Super Power

My name is Ian Robertson, I was diagnosed with parkinson's May of 2012. I started taking medication May 2016. I am active. I run, I dance, I curl, I hike, I bike, I skate and I am a Instructor for hockey goaltenders I am self employed. I married in 1982 and have three children, and 8 grandchildren.

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