I am 77 years young. I was diagnoised with PDF in 2003. The biggest trouble I have is masking of the face, dry eyes, and nor as coordinated as I use to be. I am on sinemet. I know I am fortunate not to have the shakes and other symptoms, but it stillis hard not knowing what will happen in the years to come/ however I an an optomist and am determined not to let this get me down. I am a widow , but haven't given up on a friendly relationship. I am a Tennessee hillbilly=relocated to Cleveland to be near my son. This is me, as my brother calls me The Dixie Pixie.
I am very much a people person. I know I have let down some of my PLM people by not keeping up with them and not keeping my three stars up.
I would love to say that I have Parkinson"s but my doctor just told me a month ago , he feels like I do not have Parkinson"s, and it is like Parkinism"s, but again it isn"t.
How would I describe myself to someone with my medical condition. I first would ask him what is his diagnosis. then I would tell him about mine. Then I would try to keep his spirits up, by being me what ever that is! This is what I would do.