You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Since March is Women’s History Month, I will be including some quotes from some amazing women who have made a difference. Look for more scattered throughout the blog posts this month.
And speaking of women, I submitted an abstract to the World Parkinson’s Congress about a survey that I posted on a women’s Parkinson’s Disease Facebook group. My abstract was accepted and I will be showing the results on a poster in the Poster Display during the conference.
As a blogger who writes about living well with Parkinson’s, and having been a co-lead on the Parkinson’s Foundation’s groundbreaking study on women with PD last year, Women & PD TALK*, I was curious about what other women with Parkinson’s think contributes to their continuing to live well with Parkinson’s.
I asked the following questions in November, 2018.
Please list the top 3 things that help YOU to live well with Parkinson’s. Then the flip side – the top 3 things that are obstacles for you:
Positive: Exercise, Advocating for myself with my doctors, Friendships with other women with PD.
Negative: Poor sleep, Tremor gets in the way of doing things, Daytime fatigue
I now want to open the survey to anyone who is interested in participating. The difference is that this time I am asking you to choose 3 things from the list of the most common responses that I received last time. And of course, there will be room for additional comments at the end.
This survey will self destruct, in about 10 days so that I will have time to look at the results and write a summary and create a poster for the WPC which starts on June 4. Being the Parkie that I am, I need the pressure to get this done. So please respond quickly so that I don’t have to scramble like Cinderella to get to the ball!
Be kind, have courage and always believe in a little magic.
And the survey says……..click here to participate
- Watch for the Women & PD TALK outcomes here in the next few weeks!