Paola

Making Dreams Into Reality Diagnosed at 15 I understand my Parkinson’s is considered Juvenile Parkinsonism* because I was diagnosed when I was a little girl, but now I am a young woman living with it, and I want people (especially women with PD) to know they don’t have to be afraid if they want to […]

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Morgan

Handling the Curve Balls Diagnosed at 16 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Parkinsonism at 16 after two years of doctor visits, tests and scary misdiagnoses. I remember being perfectly healthy, never even having had the flu until June 2007. I was 13 at the time and was out to dinner with my family to celebrate […]

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Michael

One Day at a Time Diagnosed at 41 Over the course of a few years, I started to realize that I was falling into walls, had problems swallowing and smelling, and started to develop on-going tremors on my left side (mostly in my left hand). After going through numerous neurologists (one of whom told me […]

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Mary Jo

Diagnosed at 79 My mother is 94 years old. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when she was 78 years old. She is currently taking Stalevo 100 mg every 2 1/2 hours and sinemet in between as needed. She does have times when she can’t get out up out of a chair. She uses a walker but […]

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Eric

  Diagnosed at 40 I lived in Baltimore until I joined the USMC at 18 and traveled the world. I got out in 1992. My son was born in 1994. From an early age I knew the importance of physical fitness. On or about my 40th birthday I had my first noticeable tremor. (What a present, […]

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Mary Huston

  Diagnosed at 54 Several years after my diagnosis I would Try my Hand at Water Color painting The result – Painting Brings me to my Knees (And this had absolutely nothing to do with Parkinson’s except it was encouraging that I did not have a tremor post DBS and at least I could give water […]

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Lou

Diagnosed at 71 I have been married 64 years and have 3 children. I retired at 62, and have been a year member of the Elks for 35 years. I have served as a scout master, Little League President, Finance Officer at my Church. I’m always willing to help but have had to slow down lately. […]

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Lori

  Diagnosed at 45 I am an accomplished vocalist, composer and arranger, and have performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.  My voice has been heard in households across America in a wide variety of jingles for television and radio. I am originally from Panamá, and studied music at the University of Florida and […]

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Leslie

Caregiver for 20 year(s) This story is in memory of my mom who suffered with Parkinson’s and was so strong till the end of her life … I tried to be a care taker for her many times and assisted her in daily chores when she was not able to do them herself . She lived alone […]

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Lisa

Caregiver for 15 year(s) Ya know, if there’s one thing I hate, it’s Parkinson’s. That’s why I write about it, research it ceaselessly.…hound that beast down & beat it into oblivion. My husband ( the guy with it for 15 years now) almost blithely takes it in his stride – infuriating! Or is it. Just ‘cause he’s […]

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