Living with Parkinson's for over Thirty Years!
My name is Karl Robb. I have been blogging on Parkinson’s disease for over 10 years on my site, asoftvoice.com. I have guest blogged for numerous other Parkinson’s sites, lectured and written a book and co-authored a workbook with my wife, best friend, and care partner, Angela Robb. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when I was 23, but I was showing symptoms by age 17 (I am now close to 51 years old). It took me at least 9 doctors and 6 years for me to receive the diagnosis and the start of medical treatment to improve and to deal with the revelation of my condition.
Parkinson’s disease may have slowed me a little but I continue to write, work on photography and drawing, practice or teach reiki as a reiki master, perform magic for friends, travel with my wife and dog, and meet with support groups across the country about living well with Parkinson’s disease.
Has it been difficult for you or a loved one to maintain hobbies?