Is There a Secret to Living Well with Parkinson’s?

Originally published by 12/22/2021

This blog post was saved for a rainy day. Since it is raining here in Los Angeles today, it makes sense to post this now. If you have any other tips for living well with PD, please share them with me to save for yet another rainy day!

I never would have dreamt that I could thrive with Parkinson’s.

Recently, I was asked to participate in a book project about women with Parkinson’s disease (PD). I had to submit a photo and a short paragraph about my biggest fears with PD. I wrote:

“Is there a secret to living well with Parkinson’s? My biggest fear is not being able to do the things I love. Not being able to hold my grandchildren, travel with my husband, play tennis, write my blog and more. I don’t want to have to give up anything. And so far, after 12 years, I have had to give up or modify very little. I never would have dreamt that I could thrive with Parkinson’s.”

What can you do?

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One response to “Is There a Secret to Living Well with Parkinson’s?”

  1. Thanks for the excellent comments – my additional one is to always have something to look forward to (but that, lime most, is regardless of Parkinson’s!)

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A Note To My Readers

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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Twitchy Women partners with the Parkinson’s Wellness Fund to ensure we have the resources to offer peer support for women with Parkinson’s.