The Other Side of Self-Care: Feeling Worn Out

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By Sharon Krischer · June 19, 2020

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place. -Unknown

I met with my movement disorders specialist recently, and she asked me if I thought that we, people with Parkinson’s (PwPs), are spending too much time on self-care at the expense of everything else. It is a valid question that I admit I have also thought about. Many PwPs will say that they are not defined by our Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, these same people spend an awful lot of time just taking care of themselves to help manage their disease. And I am one of them. I often say that since my PD diagnosis, I spend more time taking care of myself than anything else. And I often feel worn out.

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I love to see your comments and get your emails as we share our collective experiences. But based on a couple of private questions from some of you, remember, I am just a lay person and a patient like the rest of you. For medical and similar advice, you need to talk to your own doctor

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