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.