Coping with my Parkinson's disease
I am now 69 years old and still find going to work early a way of living with my disease. I was diagnosed by neurologist about 5 years ago, but before that I have observed that my speech is getting softer and blurred. Then later I noticed that my walking became slower and slower and I also do have balance issues.
Diagnosis and speech therapy
Several friend physicians before my neuro-diagnosis suspected that I may have had a mild stroke - I underwent brain scanning, but no signs of having a mild stroke was evident – so I was advised to see a neurologist who outright upon entering his clinic diagnosed me as having Parkinson’s and prescribed to me the following meds – tidomet, pkmerz and akedine that I take 3 times daily.
To correct my speech problem – I enrolled in a speech therapy session daily for one-month – but still my difficulty is on my speech – before I am a trainer on public nutrition – in my country and other countries – but due to my speech-difficulty I can no longer do it – at the moment I am working as a resettlement specialist in a government institution as a member of the consulting team. So far my job gave me the satisfaction of being independent on my family from support.
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