Treat the person not the disease

When I first got diagnosed with Parkinson’s my neurologist stated that “ I may have 200 patients with Parkinson’s, yet because Parkinson’s affects them all differently, I therefore on a case by case basis, am trying to treat 200 different diseases! ”

Yes there are common bonds, that affect us all, but if, when and how we get them, will all vary.

Our medical care givers can not or should not treat us all a like!

They must treat us on an Individual, case by case basis.

We may all have the same disease, but how it interacts with us is on an indiviual basis.

Therefore we should not be treated the same way.

We are Unique!!

If we want to be treated as such……… we must take charge!

We must become more involved!

The more information we can acquire and amass as to how we and the disease are interacting, the more data we have to provide to our medical caregivers .

This enables them to treat us as an Individual and not as a part of a collective group.

How we cope or wish to cope with Parkinson’s, starts with us!

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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