- Sex: F
- Data Quality: 3 stars
- Parkinson's: 6 yrs
- Hoehn-Yahr 2 Type: Parkinson's disease Off
- Mouth/throat: none
- Arms: none
- Chest: none
- Legs: mild
- Female, 54 years
- MA, United States
- Primary Condition
- Parkinson's disease
- First symptom
Hi everyone. I have been diagnosed with PD for three years. That first year was the most difficult -depression, anxiety, deep sense of loss, lots of tears.What got me through were the connections I made here at PLM, friends who prayed for me when I couldn't find God in all of this, and exercise. This journey is too tough to go it alone. I won't make it that way! I need the companionship of other travelers to walk next to me and hold my hand, to walk ahead and pull me along, and to walk behind and kick my butt when necessary! Special thanks to Btrflynana, Pokie, and Ch. You make a difference!
One of my best days so far was July 26, 2008 (here's a link). It was the one year anniversary of my diagnosis.
Ladyhawk is my modern variation of the movie Ladyhawke...a favorite old tale of love and curses and good over evil. In the story, two lovers are cursed by a jealous bishop to never be together as humans again. The man becomes a wolf by night, and the woman a hawk by day. They are always together as human and animal.
There is a moment in the story where the two are together at sunrise...and as the sun shines down on the woman she slowly becomes a hawk...but slowly enough for the two to be aware of each other in human form.
My Parkinson's is like that - there is a short period of time when I'm first waking up when I don't have any tremor. My body feels whole and human...and then the curse begins. That moment of waking up is my Ladyhawk moment each day.
Hoping the curse will be broken one day...
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