I have read some incredible life stories concerning PD on this site and to be honest, I am impressed by the thoughtfulness and determination reported by many in our community.
I have been diagnosed coming on 3 years now. In comparison, I have nothing to complain about. Yeah, some tremors in hand and foot. But only on the left side. I can’t see out of the middle of my left eye due to some scar tissue on the retina but my right eye is fine. I can do my photography, I can drive, and I can see all the beautiful things there are to see.
I can’t smell or taste which in some cases can be a good thing. But I have my memory and can still remember the wonderful tastes and smells of delectable dishes past.
I have Tinnitus in both ears 24/7 that sounds like cicadas. But I can still here the music from my guitar, my life partner’s voice and the sounds of children playing and dogs barking. And, I have my sense of humor.
So, how can I complain when all that I ever experienced is either accessible in my memory or can be stored in real time. Life moves forward. One second, one hour, one day at a time. Find a way to slow it down and smile. A moment in a life lived or a reaction to something happening at this very moment.
I know my situation may deteriorate in time. But, for now, I am here surrounded by love , beauty, and people who care.