Michael's Story

In 2009 retired from the fire department after 35 years. I moved to Georgia and started having some tremors in my hands, and I was advised by my primary doctor it was essential tremors. In 2016 was diagnosed with Parkinson's. I was started on regiments of medication to control the tremors. For a while I just accepted the idea that I had Parkinson's and there was nothing I could do. I was released from my job due to my medical history.

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It has made it difficult financially to take care of my family. It has also made it difficult to do things I enjoy to do such as Woodworking and yard work. My wife and family get upset with me that I may hurt myself and then I get upset with them. And then I continue to do what I want to do. I've accepted the idea I cannot drive any longer.

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