Embrace your Diagnosis

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Being newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s may seem daunting ! But it doesn’t have to be.

In fact receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis should provide you with a big sigh of relief.

Think about it, prior to the diagnosis you had various symptoms which were unexplained and that lack of understanding of what was wrong, caused you to doubt and worry.

Yesterday you didn’t know what was wrong with you NOW YOU DO! That knowledge can now help you prepare you as your life moves forward. And have no doubt it will move forward!

How it moves forward will be impacted by you. Will you let the disease take control of you or will you take control of the disease?It is with certainty that the disease will progress. However how it progresses will still very much depend on you!

Use the tools that are out there, Doctors, medicine, exercise, diet, caregivers, family, friends, support groups, etc.

Think about it as, not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a new beginning.

As a fellow Parkie who has had Parkinson’s since 2012 let me offer you some advice that has been of help to me.

“Don’t spend so much time worrying and trying to treat your Parkinson’s that you forget to live your life with Parkinson’s.”

Yes it will be a battle, but there are still good times still to be had during this battle.

With the proper attitude, Living a life with Parkinson’s can still offer excitement and wonder!

Welcome to the “Life of A Parkie” make it a good one!

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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