My Parkinson’s Team

I was asked a question the other day, “ Who makes up your Parkinson’s team?”

Followed by “ How would I rank them?”

The typical responses would be my caregiver, my MDS, My GP, pharmacist, family , friends . You know the typical responses.

BUT as I have stated before I am not normal.

Remembering that I am part of this team, but IT IS MY TEAM!

To me then “I “must be the most important part of my team.

Everyone else is only on the team because I chose them to be on it.

I must decide not only what I need, but why I need that.

Once those have been decided. I decide,Who do I chose to fill those roles?

Who I chose and why I chose them can vary from what I need and when I need help.

This spring we were in Canmore Alberta. Susan was visiting one of her stores that carry her pottery. During this time I decided to venture out by myself.

As fate would have it, my time to medicate came about .

No problem it was in my back pack. Only problem was my back was on so tight I couldn’t get it off,

I approached a couple walking on the street and asked them for some help. No problem, they helped me out and I was able to take my medicine.

Who would of thought these two people who I never met before, would at that time become part of my support team.

However they only became part of my support team because I felt comfortable enough to ask them for help.

This made me realize that my support team is only limited by how I feel about MY Parkinson’s!

The more comfortable I am with MY Parkinson’s the easier it is for me to use the help of others .

Whether I know them or not.

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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