In a weird way getting a Parkinson’s diagnosis can actually provide us with an edge in our battle with the disease.
Living with Parkinson’s did not start upon a diagnosis, only our awareness of it did.
In actuality we were living with Parkinson’s probably for months if not years before our diagnosis.
In that pre-diagnosis time we may have had symptoms that made us question what was going on with our body . However we still went about our day . We still made plans for the future, Why would the knowledge of being diagnosed, now change that?
Before diagnosis, Parkinson’s had the edge on us. We were being attacked by an invisible , unknown assailant
Now the tides have turned. We are now aware and the enemy is no longer unknown.
A diagnosis should or could actually relieve us of the stress in our lives. For we may not have known it but we have already proved that we can live with Parkinson’s.
Only now we have the knowledge that it was Parkinson’s that brought on those symptoms.
We now have identified our enemy!
And with that knowledge we can now use it to our advantage.
We have now gained an edge! We now have assets, limited as they may be, to use in the battle with Parkinson’s.
So spit in the face of our enemy!
So we can go on and live our life!
We can plan a future!
We just have to be a warrior!